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Tue, 9 May 2000 19:55:31 -0500
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I have heard this about _Star Wars_ being the first, but it isn't true.  I
can think of _Tommy_ (1975) right off as an example.  Perhaps _Star Wars_
was the first AMERICAN film to do this.

All three Evil Dead films lack opening credits, as does Raimi's
_Crimewave_, although in _Army of Darkness_, Bruce Campbell is credited at
the beginning "Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness."

Scott Andrew Hutchins
Cracks in the Fourth Wall Filmworks/Oz, Monsters, Kamillions, and More!
(with special musical guest Leila Josefowicz)

"Who's John Adams?"  --Vice President Albert Gore, Jr., at Monticello,
after failing to recognize busts of other founding fathers.

On Mon, 8 May 2000, Sharon Knolle wrote:

> 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.
> Sharon Knolle
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