Sharon Knolle requests:
> I'm working on an article about film credits appearing at the end of the
> Examples where this happens: All Star Wars films, Ronin, Titanic, The X-Files
> movie, The Matrix, and also Gladiator.
> I believe that the first film where this occurred was Star Wars but Lucasfilm
> couldn't confirm this for me.
> A colleague suggested Lucas would have needed a special dispensation to be
> able to run the credits after the film: but from who?
> the director's guild? actors guild? All help appreciated.
> If you have other examples of films with end credits or know of any
> documentation on this trend, please send them my way.
> Thank you.
The first relatively contemporary film that I'm aware of running
credits at the end was APOCALYPSE NOW. There were a number of comments
about it at the time.
I also seem to recall seeing an older film (in black & white?) not too
long ago, where I was surprised to see the deferred credits--but my
memory may be playing tricks on me . . . again.
Minnesota State U, Mankato
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