Joe's Cafe, 24/7 pit stop for ESL learners and teachers | May 2008
Egg's off, bacon's off, bread's off, tea's off. English is on though.
Why don’t they put the name of a film at the end?
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve turned on the tele in the middle of a film. It looks like a good movie so you sit down and start watching it. You don’t know its name but it really grabs you. I wonder who made this film? I must get it on DVD. I wonder what it’s called. And you watch it all the way to the end. Then you watch the credits–you know, those long, long pages that scroll on for about ten minutes, telling you the names of the actors, the director, the director’s assistant, and secretary, who did the make-up, who fixed the fights, where they got the cars, the name of the key-grip, the producer’s name, who supplied the coffee in the tea breaks, who it was dedicated to, who had the original idea, who did the accounts, what lab processed the film, all the countries where it was shot and the names of their tourist boards, and finally the date it was made written in hieroglyphics–and you still don’t know the name of the movie. Why do they do that? Is it to punish you for not having watched from the beginning? Anyway, don’t tell me. I’ve lived all my life with this problem and I don’t think there is any answer.
Joe | Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 | Filed under Rants
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