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Donald Larsson <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 9 May 2000 09:17:20 -0500
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Sharon Knolle requests:

> I'm working on an article about film credits appearing at the end of the
> movie.
> 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.

Don Larsson

Donald Larsson
Minnesota State U, Mankato
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