Netflix gets a Petition for Hiding End Credits?
Jeya Suriya -
How many of you has this eerie habit of noting each and every ending credits which roll down after the film ends? (Because I do). But the majority population always find the end credits as an unsexy element and start moving when they pop up in theatres.
When it comes to streaming platforms the experience with end credits is like the moment where that final spoonful goes in your muzzle, the waiter rushes over noisily removes the plates away and jostles a new menu.
The end credit array is a boring element but still a substantial chunk of the film-going practice. At times, the End credits can be a pivotal moment of consideration, to evaluate, understand and speculate on everything you have just encountered. It can be a place to see the incalculable hundred of souls who accomplished to conceive something from nothing. But the contemporary inclination with virtual medium, all the streaming portals treat end credits with identical creative virtue.
So, we clearly understand the reason for the feature introduced it is the multi-episodic binge watch. It helps a lot of people to skip credits when they binge. But it is definitely a quandary when you wanted to witness something which is an integral piece of a complete artistic vision.
Say Eg. Schindler’s List on Netflix has got a Classic End-Credit flow. Critics and Aficandos would say the credits were an integral part of the experience in the film. But when you watch it on Netflix, the instant after Steven Spielberg’s name comes up, the screen gets blenched to the dimension of a postage stamp and an extensive suggestion appears telling you to watch something else. (Here comes the worst part), If you didn’t click the suitable button within 10 seconds, the movie fades away pondering the passionate complexity of the past three hours spent and you would be saying howdy to whichever trailer Netflix’s algorithm had determined you would want to surfeit on.
The guardian of the retirement credits placement is Marvel Studios. Through its conventional use of post-credit exciting exhibitions, it has become their dubious knight. So, it is a fashion much emulated in blockbuster movies – but it’s yet to be mimicked by the streaming giants.
This feature popped up in our mind after reading about a Seattle-based Netflix consumer, Mark Boszko, who was so fed up with the circumstances of end credits. He raised a petition to constrain the behemoth into enabling the audience to watch the credits without obstruction. Though he hasn’t had much achievement in it yet, we hope he soon does. Unless the conceivably efficacious moment of fervent anticipation and reflection will fail perpetually to a ring of organisations whose only curiosity is to maximise the experience in your eyeballs and not in your hearts.
Organizations such as Netflix, Amazon and even the BBC may publicly admire their confinement to the arts but, to film-makers and the artistic population, the form they are presenting this is insulting as a consumer who enjoys end credits.