Quote Originally Posted by mesantacruz View Post
This is weird.. interesting.. but why was/would the film be loaded into film cassette backwards?

IF the OP had gotten all his photos correctly... wouldn't they be marked 24 down to 1... then x/0.... Don't the images usually run 1-24?
How much past 24 was he able to shoot?... being that 24 was his X was his last shot?...
You've had the same reaction I did, but I think maybe Bill Burk has the most likely scenario -- the film sat there (probably putting a couple dozen shots on the light struck leader), then started to move almost at the bitter end. So the last 24 frames of film never got out of the cassette. It's been a while, but I'm thinking the bar code label for processing usually gets put on the leader end, and that's on the short segment shown with the "two last shots."