Ever since I have been studying history, people who think that every means needs to have an end have been asking: “What do you want to do with that?”
My honest answer: I want to know more and to understand better. That’s enough for me. And I really enjoy studying. I don’t aim for any job. Ironically, studying the history of labor has made me rather skeptical of the whole concept of work.
But then, I finally watched “Gone with the Wind”, and as I was reading the opening credits, there was a dream job.
Apparently, Hollywood needs historians, too.
“Gone with the Wind” could have used a proper historian itself, for Mr Kurtz was more of a painter. And he used colors a bit too rosy when painting slavery, methinks.
Anyway, if you are making a movie, I’m available.