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Reply #45 on: March 09, 2003, 03:33:59 PM
I like the opening titles to The Royal Tenenbaums. Starts out with somebody checking out a copy of the book, then we see the background is a bunch of copies pushed together.

They do the company credits, move in closer, and then there's the title of the movie. Then it starts with the Prologue. Of course, a little later in, we do see the main actors names, along with each character.

I like that. It's a real creative presentation, and this isn't the type of movie that needs a long credit sequence period.

There isn't even a "A Wes Anderson Film" type credit there, so I imagine he doesn't much care for that.


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Reply #46 on: March 10, 2003, 07:35:17 AM
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"Seven" is still one of the tops for me.

eeesh. i might have said that one was cool if it wasn't for adding that little "YOU GOT ME CLOSER TO GOD!!111" sound-bite at the end. that just ruined it.

i love credits that are done artistically, or just flat-out cool. and yes, saul bass was the shit. i especially loved his work in goodfellas, how the ending credits were in synch with the music. boogie nights did that a little bit too, but not as well as goodfellas.

speaking of scorcese, casino had a great opening sequence.

kubrick ending credits were usually pretty cool. 2001 probably had his best. maybe clockwork.

no, 2001.


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Reply #47 on: March 10, 2003, 07:48:02 AM
wait, i have a question for you guys...

what's better for ending credits?

scrolling, cards, or the hybrid [primary cast & crew on cards, then the rest scrolling]?


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Reply #48 on: March 10, 2003, 10:14:20 AM
I like the hybrid stuff. I just like seeing the director's name right away after a film cuts to black or whatever it does. Both Boogie nights and Magnolia have great cuts to credits, esp. Magnolia.