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  • All the way to the end of the credits

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Thread: Movie end credits

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    Default Movie end credits

    I must admit that initially I stayed to listen to the movie's end music when the credits started to roll but there have been cases were their might be an extra scene at the end or some memorable credit comes on that makes it worth while.

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    It depends... on who I'm with. If it's just me, I'll stay till the very end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen
    I must admit that initially I stayed to listen to the movie's end music when the credits started to roll but there have been cases were their might be an extra scene at the end or some memorable credit comes on that makes it worth while.
    When I hear of a extra scene at the end I stay.... Like in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Young Sherlock Holmes...Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
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    If I am paying near full price for the movie (like at Signature Dole Cannery.. ok Regal, but I still call it Signature) I prefer to watch the thing from the very beginning to the very end, credits and all.

    I especially like reading the cast credits because there are always movies out there you see, and notice a familiar face but can't place the actor until you see his/her name roll up at the end. A lot of movies these days put most if not all of the credits at the very end... like Star Wars for example.

    Movies heavy with music always draw my attention to the end credits, especially if I hear like a remake of a popular song done by someone else in the movie. I want to know who it is!!!

    And yes, some movies have either blooper scenes or additional content stuck in the end credits, so it is well worth it to watch these. Most recent examples that I saw.... Napoleon Dynamite and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.... yes, I don't go to movies to often, and more often than not catch newer movies when they come out on DVD.

    The bad thing about DVD releases is if you have a smaller TV, the credits are very hard to read, especially in widescreen format. Type is too tiny on some movies. Even if I pause the DVD the credits are hard to read.

    When all that fails, I know I can at least go to the Internet Movie Database to at least get the major credits on most movies.

    Oh, and one more thing. When I go to Restaurant Row's $1 movies, they often cut the credit roll out at the end of the movie. I hate when that happens, but then I don't complain much to them since I only paid a dollar or less to see the movie.
    Last edited by mel; September 27th, 2005 at 07:35 AM. Reason: added a few more words

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    I used to always stay for the credits. To familiarize myself with the cast, to figure out all the songs used in the film, or locations, and really, just to decompress and start absorbing the film in its entirety before returning to "reality" and crowded lobbies and parking attendants.

    Now my family and I barely make it to four movies a year, and when they end, we're out of there. We can always hit IMDB when we get home...

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    I always stay to the very end - I've seen so many "bonus" scenes that way, that my friends missed.

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    When I watch a movie and stay to the end of the credits I tend to notice that I or with the people I am with are the last ones in the theater. A couple of times during the mid to late 90's the Cinerama Theater would show classic movies. At the end of those movies I sort of notice other people staying to watch the end credits as well.

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    Only if there was a song heard and I am curious to find out who it is so I can download it (I MEAN) buy it legit on iTunes


    Usually if there is an obvious bloopers or dance montage featured when the credits rolling up then yeah I wanna see it but HATE when everyone gets up and freeze. Either sit down or get your okoloe out of the theater.

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    I like staying to the very end; I like to verify obscurities such as locale or to confirm the identity of a manini walk-on actor. There are many actors who don't rise to the level of superstardom but do tend to work steadily. It's fun to see that. But it's also fun to read who the assistants to the assistant assistants are, who did the catering, what union knuckle draggers did this or that to maintain the set, the lighting, the security.

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    Or in the case of computer tech people who work on a movie one could always say "hey I went to school with that person". It hasn't happen yet through.

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    If I want cast info, I'll usually go to imdb.com (I've done it often). Otherwise I skip the credits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavagal View Post
    I like staying to the very end; I like to verify obscurities such as locale or to confirm the identity of a manini walk-on actor. There are many actors who don't rise to the level of superstardom but do tend to work steadily. It's fun to see that. But it's also fun to read who the assistants to the assistant assistants are, who did the catering, what union knuckle draggers did this or that to maintain the set, the lighting, the security.
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    Depends on which kid is screaming and trying to escape by the end...Mine or the one those other poor parents have to deal with.
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    depends on:
    how much my bladder can hold
    if the lights are stilll out it usually means bonus scene (sometimes)
    a good song i want to look up
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    Shucks, I voted wrong. It depends. These days, we go to movies for our Mel. We'll stay all the way depending on who's singing. Hannah Montana, Avril Levine, Hilary Duff, etc. Keeds nowdays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbent View Post
    depends on:
    how much my bladder can hold
    if the lights are stilll out it usually means bonus scene (sometimes)
    a good song i want to look up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honoruru View Post
    When did the "ending credit" director feel it necessary to list everyone involved in the movie--from the writer, director, actors, caterers, go-fers, and cleaning ladies?
    It's been like that for quite sometime. I don't know if the 1978 movie version of Superman started it or not but that is the first movie I remember that ending credits spanned over 2 musical pieces.
    Last edited by helen; May 4th, 2008 at 08:20 PM.

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    Helen, what post are you quoting? I don't see that post anywhere.

    It's true that in older movies, the credits are paltry, but I think a lot of what you see now has to do with unions. I'm only guessing, but that's what I figured when I started seeing a zillion names even in movies with few stunts and effects.



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    Unions maybe is one reason, another reason is that different companies are working on the same movie. Watching The Forbidden Kingdom had at least 3 different companies around the world during work on that movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    It's been like that for quite sometime. I don't know if the 1978 movie version of Superman started it or not but that is the first movie I remember that ending credits spanned over 2 musical pieces.
    According to the DVD timing, the 1978 Superman movie's ending credits clock in at about 7:30. But in my mind, Stanley's Kubrick's 2001 (coming out 10 years earlier) started the trend of movies having a super long ending. In the original theatrical release, the "Blue Danube Waltz" (lasting for 8 minutes) continues playing even after the credits are finishing rolling, with audiences treated to a blank screen for the last couple of minutes, assuming they stayed in the theater to the very end. (And no, Kubrick had no surprise waiting at the conclusion.)
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    Saw Iron Man today. There's a short scene AFTER the credits with Robert Downey Jr. and a (famous) actor who's not in the movie.

    Eighty percent of the audience missed it because they left when the credits rolled.

    My mom worked in the Hollywood film industry and would stay to see the credits because she knew many of them. I do it out of habit.

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