Movie Credits

Last night Norman and I had a date night while A was at a sleepover.  We had a yummy dinner at Boom Noodle.  Then across the street for District 9 (freaking great movie BTW). 

Here’s my point –

Movie over, and mass exit of the theater.  A few people remained in seats to watch the credits.  Norman and I included.  I cannot remember exactly when I began staying in the theater to watch the credits.  It’s been awhile now.  Believe me, it’s not about the teasers some movies include at the end (think Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or Iron Man).

For me, it’s about respect.  Have you ever looked at HOW many people it takes to create a movie.  How many extras may be a part of a production?  ALL the CG/animators/special effects geniuses there are?  Sure – most of what we hear about in the news are the actors, directors and producers.  Even the awards ceremony is done separate from the Oscars or Emmys or whatever awards show.  When they show the clips, you see how proud people are.  They should be – they were involved in creating some spectacular movies. 

Think about it.  Can you spare another 5 minutes of your day to watch the credits?  You can check out the music and perhaps key into that one song during the movie that moved you to tears, or made you want to dance.  Sometimes you see pretty entertaining things like “robot eye mechanics adviser” or “snake charmer” or “no aliens were hurt in the making of this movie”.  I kid you not. 

Try it out.  You may find that you like it.  Come on…everybody’s doing it…

2 thoughts on “Movie Credits

  1. My husband is a location manager and scout for movies and television. We, too always stay for the credits, like you said, out of respect for the “unsung heroes” of a film.

    I wish more people would stay the extra few minutes. I get annoyed when people stand up in front of me and I miss my husband’s name roll by.

    Great post. Thank you.

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