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The End

Posted by James Cartwright,

Modern cinema can be so obsessed with realism that it leaves questions unanswered, tangential storylines half-told and characters in more-or-less the same situation you found them in. Just like real life. Not so in the halcyon days of the silver screen; back then your character would follow a strict plot and inevitably find love, after which they’d have the good grace to let you know that everything had been happily resolved by dissolving into a giant “The End” sign, usually with a trumpeted fanfare thrown in for good measure. The End is a beautiful archive of final credits that lets you relive those golden days of predictable storytelling. Ah closure, I’ve missed you old friend.

Jc

Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.