Questions tagged [credits]

The listing at the beginning or ending of a film/tv show that displays all people involved in producing the project.

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Which show was the first to use concept art as the ending credits?

In Disney+'s The Mandalorian, each episode ends with concept arts during the ending song. I don't know if this is a new film technique or not, but I've seen in first in RWBY and now in The Mandalorian....
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Has an actor ever been uncredited to keep their face secret?

In the 2019 show The Mandalorian, it is a recurring theme that the protagonist never takes his helmet off in front of others. But since we know who the actor is, anyone can just google his name and ...
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Do “based on [previous version]” credits need to be correct?

The credits for the film "Young Frankenstein" say it is based on "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. But in fact, the film is actually based on previous films, not on the novel. In particular it is very ...
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Is it common for an author to get an executive producer credit when they are deceased?

I was watching the Amazon Prime show Jack Ryan and noticed that Tom Clancy is listed as an executive producer on the show. Tom Clancy passed away in 2013, at least two years before it was announced ...
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Why was Robert Carlyle uncredited in “Yesterday”?

Robert Carlyle played a significant role in the film "Yesterday", but he doesn't appear in the credits. That's obviously not an accidental oversight, so why would it be?
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Why was Edward Norton's name not featured in the cast of Alita Battle Angel?

We can clearly see the Edward Norton plays Nova in Alita Battle Angel, but his name was not featured in the end credits of the movie. I checked IMDb as well which didn't show his name. What is the ...
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Why is Matthew Modine first in the credits of Stranger Things S02 EP09? [duplicate]

We see Matthew Modine (Dr Brenner) two times in Stranger Things S02 and he's first on the opening credits of the EP09. My only theory is maybe he accept to join the casting only if he's first on the ...
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Who are the people in the news in “Brightburn”?

In the movie Brightburn, when the credits start rolling, we see some news clips from YouTube showing Brightburn destroying some buildings and all. Then the guy in the video talks about two people, ...
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What's the metal clinking sound at the end of credits in Avengers: Endgame?

Avengers: Endgame, unlike other movies in the MCU, doesn't have a post credit scene. During my first watch, I heard a distinct metal clinking sound at the end of the credits. I thought it was ...
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Why was Grace Lee Whitney so highly billed in Star Trek TOS?

Actress Grace Lee Whitney appeared in eight early episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series as Yeoman Janice Rand. The casts of these episodes (in the order that they are billed on-screen) are given ...
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Why some TV shows like morning shows have no ending credits?

I've been watching some morning shows like Good Morning America, Today and This Morning (USA) and noticed that none of them have crew ending credits, just opening credits with the anchors and daily ...
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What does “promotional consideration” at the end credits mean?

At the end of every (or most) Brooklyn Nine-Nine episodes there is a "Promotional consideration furnished by Apple" message shown during the credits. Does that mean that Apple pays for the product ...
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Early credit roll before the end of the film

In the 2018 movie Vice, an "early credits roll" was used for comedic effect about halfway through the film. It was used in conjunction with text overlays with a sarcastic tone to them. I found this ...
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When did credits start to show economical impact of the movie in the end credits? [duplicate]

I watched Alita Battle Angel yesterday in a movie theater and I waited until the end of the end credits to leave the theater. At the very end of it, after the Special thanks part, a sentence caught ...
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What does this credit mean in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?

In the opening credits of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air there is a credit that says: Based on a format by Benny Medina & Jeff Pollack I've never seen this credit before. Q: What is a ...
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Why is this music box given a prominent role in the credits scene?

1: Nenokkadine is a Telugu psychological thriller film starring Mahesh Babu and directed by Sukumar. In the opening credits scene of this film, a musical instrument is given a prominent place. From a ...
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Why is there a “B” in Sabrina's hand?

I just started Watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and while showing the credits I noticed that there is a "B" in Sabrina's hand when the name of the series shows. They could have used S, ...
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Why is there this fake window in the opening of 'Bottom'?

In the opening of Bottom, Richie and Eddie are looking out of what appears to be a fake window in a building site (see picture). I have always wondered why this is and what it is supposed to mean.
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Why is the last scene (right before and including the end credits) often worse quality in transfers of older films?

I've noticed it in both DVD and Blu-ray transfers of older movies (for example a few spaghetti westerns). Throughout the movie, the transfer quality is very good, and at the last scene (when there is ...
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Why were Kevin Kline and Ben Stiller not credited in Orange County? [duplicate]

There were a lot of actors who were not credited in MTV's film Orange County. Most were young, playing students or other kids. However, two uncredited actors stand out: Kevin Kline (author Marcus ...
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Why do movie credits scroll from the bottom to the top of the screen?

Why are movie closing credits usually animated by scrolling them from the bottom to the top of the screen? Is this because in old times there was no computer animation and the credits text template ...
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What was the first film to include a post-credits scene? [duplicate]

We can see post-credits scenes in almost every Marvel movie - Avengers, Iron Man, and so on. Marvel make the post-credits scenes so interesting that we wait until after the movie ends just to see the ...
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What is a layback sound mixer?

Inspired by this question: Fun Friday: What even is a layback sound mixer anyway? "Layback Sound Mixer" appears in movie credits. What does that job entail? Clearly, it involves mixing layback sound,...
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When did the term wrangler start applying to things other than animals?

In movie credits, you will see wranglers of animals, such as horse wrangler, ant wrangler (Pi), tiger wrangler, etc. However, you will notice other things are wrangled, including children, ...
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Who was messaged in the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War?

In Avengers: Infinity War post-credit scene, who did Nick Fury message?
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What are the monsters shown in Kong: Skull Island post credit scenes?

In the post-credit scenes of Kong: Skull Island it shows some monsters. Who are these monsters and what powers do they have?
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Where is Ann Shoemaker in Shall We Dance?

I just watched the 1937 Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers comedy Shall We Dance at a revival house today. As is typical of movies of that era, the credits were extremely short. In fact, though the cast must ...
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How were the opening credits to Superman created?

The opening credits sequence for Superman is one of the most famous and recognizable in the history of cinema. How, exactly, was it produced? (I am speaking specifically about the animated, ...
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What role does the Screen Actors Guild play in controlling credits?

In this article about Airplane!, the author states: The Zucker brothers and Jim Abrahams had a tough time with the Screen Actors Guild in trying to get their proper three director billing when the ...
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Significance of Animoji in the end credits of Young Sheldon S01E03?

In Young Sheldon S01E03, in the end credits scenes we see another vanity card: But this time it was an Animoji, saying "Believe me". Is it just a product placement form iPhone X feature or there was ...
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Why is Young Sheldon's end credit title card numbered #562?

In Young Sheldon, after the end of every episode there is an end credit title card: The end card for Young Sheldon's first episode was numbered 562, with the number incrementing from there. Why did ...
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Why is Matt Damon's name not mentioned in Thor Ragnarok credits? [duplicate]

In Thor: Ragnarok Matt Damon plays the role of Actor Loki, but in the cast list his name is not mentioned. The name of Luke Hemsworth who played Actor Thor and Sam Neill who played Actor Odin is ...
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Why does Peter Dinklage's name appear first in the opening credits?

One of the important characters in Game of Thrones is Tyrion Lannister acted by Peter Dinklage. He turned into a crucial role in the series. In the season 1 of the show, his name appears last after ...
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What's up with Archbishop Desmond?

In the Top Gear Botswana Special (series 10, episode 4), the credits look like this: Presented by Archbishop Desmond Clarkson Archbishop Desmond Hammond Archbishop Desmond May and ...
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Thor: Ragnarok's end credits scene

At the end of Thor: Ragnarok there is an end credit scene where the retreating citizens of Asgard are confronted with another vessel in space. Whose ship is it and whose voice is heard and what does ...
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Why were Na'Toth and Keffer in all the Season 2 credits?

The opening credits for each episode of Babylon 5 Season 2 (which you can see in this video) include the actors for the following characters: Captain John Sheridan Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova ...
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Is the guy who types up the credits in movies in the credits?

Who types the credit in a movie really? Is he in the credits?
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What's the difference between “and” and “&” in movie credits?

I recall hearing once that there was a difference (due to guild rules) between the use of "and" and "&" when discussing collaborations. For example, a film that has Screenplay by Bob Loblaw and ...
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What is the reference to Ferris Bueler's Day Off in Spider-Man Homecoming?

In Spider-Man Homecoming, the credits reference Star Wars (that's easy to notice in the movie (Yoda, Deathstar) and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. What and where is that movie mentioned in the movie? Seen ...
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Why did Arrival have a Horse Wrangler?

The credits of Arrival list Frank Gauthier as the film's Horse Wrangler. Why did the film need such a person? I don't remember any horses in the film. Were there horses in the background of a shot? ...
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Why do TV and movie opening credits single out some cast members by displaying the character's name as well as that of the actors? [duplicate]

For example, I was watching Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade. The opening credits listed a bunch of actors, ending with "And Sean Connery as Professor Harry Jones". I remember watching Star Trek: ...
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What are these letters at the end of closing credits?

In 20th Century Women, I find some letters at the end of the closing credits. What are these?
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What is the significance of cigarettes in ashtray at opening and closing credits of “The Big Sleep?”

In The Big Sleep (1946), while I find cigarettes in ashtray. Opening credits: Closing credits: What is the significance of cigarettes in ashtray at opening and closing credits?
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Why are some names briefly replaced by “… Groot” in the final credits?

In the ending credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, some names appear as Baby Groot or I am Groot(1) before being replaced by the person's name. What does this mean? (1) I don't remember the ...
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Why Flags are replaced with statue on disney logo building?

In Beauty and the Beast (2017), During opening scenes, Disney Logo used to have flags on building but this movie showed differently with statue of some winged man with spear in his hand on top of the ...
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Why was Gigi Hadid uncredited for 10 episodes of Silent Witness when she appeared?

Looking at Gigi Hadid's IMDb page, I noticed she'd been in 10 episodes of Silent Witness (a BBC drama). Is it normal for a celebrity to make appearances like this uncredited? I know normally that ...
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What defines an extra?

Me and my family are currently having a debate about what constitutes an extra in a movie. We have opposing theories about what makes a person's role in a film as an extra or as a proper character. ...
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Why isn't Steven Seagal listed in the opening credits?

In Executive Decision, Steven Seagal is not listed in the opening credits. His character dies fairly early in the film. Seagal is a well-known actor and it seems odd that he wouldn't be included in ...
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How is a role considered leading vs supporting? [duplicate]

Are there any rules or other metrics that help determine if a role is considered a leading one or a supporting role? Or is it more like a gut feeling? Clearly, the choice is obvious in many movies ...
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When is an actor's appearence considered a cameo?

What are the "guide lines" to define an actor appearence as a cameo? Are there some specs to define it? For example, max time on screen, max scene, max lines...