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Movie Buffs: Credits question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by KJIM, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I'm watching Adam's Rib, and it again occurs to me to wonder: When did the credits move from the start of the movie to the end? There's got to be some story behind it. Anyone have a clue?

    Hepburn and Tracy. Wonderful combinatio, but I digress.
  2. Lethal Weapon II

    They went straight to action and it really worked. People started copying it.

    Now almost no action movie or comedy starts with credits (or they will put them in like five minutes in after they feel the audience has been grabbed)

    Only movies that feel they have a shot at an Oscar will start with credits
  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I think movies should include full credits at the beginning and end.
  4. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    How else are we supposed to figure out who the key grip is?
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Unless there's word of mouth or you see it mentioned in a review, how do you know which movies to sit through the credits for to see the real final scene (like Airplane!, Ferris Bueller) and which movies you can leave while the credits roll?

    Also any trivia buffs out there know the answer to this one (I don't) -- for the credits at the start of the movie, who started the tradition of listing the director last?
  6. Wikipedia claims Citizen Kane was the first movie to not have opening credits, other than the title
  7. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    George Lucas got in major trouble for it for Empire Strikes Back. He worked with them for A New Hope to go right into the scrolling, but when he did it for the last two movies, they really didn't like it.

    So it was around the early-80s when things started changing.
  8. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Some movies would be a lot better if ALL they showed were the credits
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  10. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Why can't we have more opening credits like this?
  11. those guys were fucking brilliant
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Adolf Hitler: Worst Boy.
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