First and foremost, the film was NOT dedicated to the guy who died. How could they not acknowledge him?
I don’t know his name off hand. I should. But I know they do. I’ll post it as soon as I find it.
Secondly, Mr. Rilch did not get credit! None of the juicers (electricians) did! They credited the gaffers and best boys for first and second unit and for the rigging crew, and that was it. Why? They listed a lot of PAs and stunt people, which seems to indicate that they took care not to leave out any of those people. Why, then, did they not acknowledge the entire electric crew?
Mr. Rilch laughed and said, “Well, the checks cashed the same!”, but I can tell he’s stung. It just doesn’t make sense! They listed the entire grip crew: not just the key and best, but all the hammers. Sometimes it’s the other way around: every electrician is listed, but only the keys from the grip crew. That’s also wrong. If you did your job and didn’t get fired, you get credit. Heck, I heard an anecdote about a guy who was fired, and still got credit, on the grounds that the gaffer fired him because they didn’t get along, not because he’d screwed up.
WTF? Who draws up the credits for a movie, anyway. I actually don’t know. I should find out.
:::moment of silence for Mr. ?:::