I love movies, old and new, and one difference I've noticed between old and new is the length of the credits.
It used to be the credits were short and sweet: Produced, Directed, Written, and Starring Orson Welles.
Nowadays the credits run forever, and include all kinds of jobs and responsibilities I never associated with movies (second assistant greensperson and the suchlike).
So while I continue to wait for a kitten and a rewrite, I thought I'd give the credits for my upcoming production of This World We Live In (all these credits, by the way, would be identical for Life As We Knew It and the dead and the gone).
Harcout Houghton Mifflin And Susan Beth Pfeffer Present
Susan Beth Pfeffer's
THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN
Written And Directed By: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Produced by Harcourt Houghton Mifflin
Executive Producer: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Edited By: The New Editor And Susan Beth Pfeffer
Copy Edited By: The Copy Editors
Assistant Copy Editor: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Cover Design: The Cover Designer
Titles: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Research: Google, Wikipedia
Head Researcher: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Marketing And Promotion: Harcourt Houghton Mifflin, Susan Beth Pfeffer
Catering: Lean Cuisine, Not Just Bagels, Susan Beth Pfeffer
Second Assistant Greensperson: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Electricity Provided By: Orange And Rockland Utilities Inc. (Bill Paid By Susan Beth Pfeffer)
Best Boy: Definitely Not Susan Beth Pfeffer
Best Mother: Freda Pfeffer
Special Thanks to:
No Animals Were Hurt In The Production of This World We Live In. However, Any Number Of Trees Sacrificed Their Lives For The Sake Of This And All Other Books.