When you’re making films, television programs and even commercials there are always portions of the work that don’t make it into the final product. They end up ‘on the cutting room floor’. They’re the ‘outtakes’.
It’s not that anything’s necessarily ‘wrong’ with them. When the editor and director sit down to put it all together, they just may not ‘fit’. There may be better versions of a particular scene or performance. And sometimes they’re mistakes. When actors flub their lines. Or when the unexpected happens at precisely the moment when the cameras are rolling. Bloopers. And blunders.
They don’t all end up in the trash. More and more, we’re seeing them added to DVDs, as special features. And sometimes they’re included at the very end of the film, as part of the ‘credits’. We enjoy them, because it’s a peek behind the scenes. And it’s also a chance to witness a slice of someone else’s reality.
I think the same thing happens in ‘life’. Not every moment of our existence is captured in perpetuity. We don’t Continue reading