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No Opening Credits: A New Trend?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Kevin Porter, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Kevin Porter

    Kevin Porter Well-Known Member

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    With films like Solaris (2002) and Punch-Drunk Love, it seems like starting a movie with no opening titles is becoming a uprising trend. Frankly I'm a fan of it. Of course both those films are considered art-housey and sometimes pretentious. What are some other movies without opening credits or without the traditional opening credits.
     
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    The only one i can think of is The Mummy Returns.
     
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    Pirates of the Caribbean had the title screen and then went right into the movie. Definitely a "wow" moment for me and my brother, we were expecting some sort of credits and were very happy that the film just started right away.
     
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    The Ring
    Gangs of New York
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Vanilla Sky??

    Apocalypse Now didn't have any credits, but it's a much older film.
     
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    Every Spielberg film that I can think of. The film title at the beginning, everything else at the end.

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  6. Kevin Porter

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    Catch Me If You Can had traditional titles Michael. Of course they were really cool traditional titles.
     
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    Robocop is another that can be added to the list.
     
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    In 1968, producer Saul Chaplin and director Robert Wise put the entire main title for STAR! at the end of this three-hour long roadshow film.

    Orson Welles' CITIZEN KANE and THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS(both edited by Robert Wise) in 1941 and 1942, respectively, had the titles spoken by Welles at the conclusion of both pictures.

    Wise's WEST SIDE STORY(1961) like STAR! has only the title at the beginning, and the entire credit sequence at the end.
     
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    The LOTR and X-Men films have nothing besides company credits, and flashy (but short) intros. Incidentally, they're my two favourite "franchises." I think The Matrix skipped on them as well.
     
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    RoboCop 2 didn't even have a title at the start of the film.
     
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    And of course the Star Wars films!
     
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    Personally...I'm glad...I dont like to sit through 5 minutes of titles...just get on with it!
     
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    The Color Purple is another Spielberg film that DOES have credits at the beginning.
     
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    Predator 2 and Lost in Space also had no credits.

    personally, i loathe credits at the beginning of movies.
     
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    I don't think "The Ring" even had the title at the beginning either. All I remember is the little Dreamworks intro. Am I wrong?
     

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