Welcome back, 10-Minute Millionaires!
To all of you based in the U.S., I hope you all had a happy and safe Independence Day.
As we move through this shortened trading week, I want to take a moment to tell you a story.
You see, my wife and I really enjoy the movies, and try to hit the theaters as often as we can. But we really enjoy settling in at home, uncorking a bottle of wine, and unwinding to a cinematic classic or new release.
My lifelong interest in history has made me especially fond of classic historical fiction or period productions.
My dad took me to watch Tora! Tora! Tora! – the dramatic retelling if the Pearl Harbor attack staring actors like Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotton and more.
Outside of being an incredible film, there is another reason why I remember seeing this movie in theaters that day.
I was being amazed that the showing actually had an intermission (which, for a young movie-goer like me meant there was time to grab a popcorn and a soda . . .).
In fact, over the holiday weekend, I was recalling fond childhood memories with my dad-and recounted the day we say that famous war flick.
And he, too, remembered the intermission.
So I did some digging into the history of performance arts (plays, musicals, film screenings, and operas)-and the origin of the intermission.
Now, you might be wondering how all of this applies to your journey here at The 10-Minute Millionaire.
Well, my discovery about intermissions has more to do with our work together here than you might think.