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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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Who are the people thanked by John Mulaney in the end credits?

In his Netflix special, Baby J (2023), John Mulaney tells the story of his intervention and rehab. Of his intervention, he says there was "a good lineup" and also that it was way too many ...
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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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Does the official length of a movie include the credits?

When we see the description of a movie at databases such as IMDb and Letterboxd, does the available length contain the credits? What's considered the official length of a movie?
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Why weren't all the actors credited in old (1950s) TV show credits?

Some old shows like "Our Miss Brooks" but I think others too, only listed the main actors, leaving out who played significant roles in an episode, even recurring roles. Some shows didn't ...
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How would you credit people who gave writing suggestions but did not actually participate in writing? [closed]

I am participating in an amateur short movie project, and we had several online meetings to discuss all the various aspects of it, including the plot. The script was basically written by me and the ...
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Words or text rolling over the action in beginning of films

Is there a name for the rolling text, sometimes a prologue, in mid 20th c. movies? Often in westerns one would see on the screen a wagon train or stagecoach from above, with an intro or explanation in ...
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"Kabuki" in end credits of Avatar: The Way of Water

The end credits of Avatar: The Way of Water are split into different sections, and one of these sections is titled Kabuki. This surprises many Japanese viewers (1, 2) and me. What does this Kabuki ...
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Difference between guest star and special guest star [duplicate]

What's the difference between the 2 roles in TV credits, I noticed that the special is given to a more famous player, is it true? Is there a definitive answer?
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Which artists drew which pictures for the spoofed comic book covers in the title sequence?

In the 1995 Kevin Smith film Mallrats, who are all the featured artists that drew spoofed comic book covers for the film's title sequence and which covers did they draw? After randomly rewatching the ...
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How to find who is the showrunner?

Some of the series I follow intensely have showrunners I know off the top of my head. Doctor Who has Stephen Moffat (who was preceded by RTD). Lost had Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. But I only ...
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How was The Sopranos title sequence changed after September 11th, 2001?

The Sopranos original title sequence featured a prominent view of Lower Manhattan and the World Trade Center reflected in the passenger mirror of Tony Soprano's Chevrolet Suburban. The accompanying ...
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Who voiced the Enterprise computer in "Encounter at Farpoint"?

It doesn't sound like Majel Barrett to me, and she isn't credited. Memory Alpha says, [Majel Barrett] continued the role on Star Trek: The Next Generation (with the exception of some early episodes), ...
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What is the image of at the beginning of Better Call Saul's next-to-last episode?

In the opening credits of the final episodes of Better Call Saul's final season, the usual title and grainy images of ash trays and foot massagers and matchbooks in urinals are increasingly ...
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Why aren't the songs from a TV show credited in the end credits?

Movies (feature films, if you prefer) always list the songs they feature at the end of the credits. Here's an example from Star Trek Into Darkness: But TV shows seem to answer to different rules. I ...
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Why isn't Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" mentioned in the credits at the end of the "Stranger Things" episode? [duplicate]

In Season 4, Epsisode 4... when Max is spellbound by the very evil Vecna, in an attempt to break the spell, the gang of kids place headphones on Max and play her favorite song: Running Up That Hill, ...
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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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Did Star Trek: Picard get new writers for Season 2?

The tone, substance, and quality of the second season of Star Trek: Picard seem vastly different than season one. I understand that there are people out there who view this as an improvement, but my ...
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What is the meaning of the cow in the intro to Young Sheldon?

I have watched Young Sheldon up to the latest episode. Whenever the theme song is played, Sheldon is shown moving away from the cow. Why is it like that?
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Who portrayed the editor of the Havard Crimson in A Small Circle of Friends (1980)?

Aren't there cast lists saying who portrayed the editor? Yes there are. For example, the cast list in Internet Movie Database (IMDB) lists: David Hollander ... Editor of 'Crimson' https://www....
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What's the significance of the photo shoot in the opening credits?

During the opening credits of Army of the Dead (2021), a photo shoot of characters is shown: What's the significance of this photo shoot?
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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 do movie credits scroll while TV credits show static frames?

Usually the end credits in a movie are usually shown as a scrolling list (some movies show the names of major cast and crew with fancy animations but they subsequently turn into the scrolling list ...
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What's the deal with freeze-framing during opening credits?

I keep meaning to ask this question, every time I see a movie from the period (roughly 1960s through 1980s) where the opening credits are shown superimposed over an opening scene — but, every time ...
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Why does America's Got Talent have so many executive producers?

I was watching America's Got Talent last night, and during the opening credits was struck by the number of executive producers listed. It seems to grow longer each year. They are (from the official ...
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Is this "TRT - 6:31" flashed for one frame during the credits of "Planet of the Apes" original to any official release of the film?

I saw this "TRT - 6:31" appear during the end credits in a broadcast of Planet of the Apes I had DVRed. Is this original to any cut of the film? (Otherwise it was presumably added during some ...
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What rules govern how TV show opening credits are structured?

I've always been curious what decides if a credit is in the opening or closing credits. It seems loosely that cast (in order of today's "big name" significance), directors and financiers get the ...
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What do we call a person who designs the architecture or armors of a medieval fantasy film?

I heard character designer, mechanical designer so I am wondering if the term used for someone who designs architecture would be called an environment designer and a person who design armors a costume ...
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Who is the actor with the most screen time in a movie who was credited under a generic character description rather than a name or nickname? [closed]

Usually, extras are credited using generic character descriptions, like "Man on Bus", or "Woman with stroller", or "boy in green trench coat", or "Thug #3", ...
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What is the first movie to show bloopers at end credits?

I am not asking about post credit scene; I am asking about bloopers. I've done research and found "Rush Hour (1998)" is the first movie to show bloopers at the end of the movie. Are there any older ...
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What is the role of Key Grips and Best Boys in nearly every movie?

I have noticed there are always these two roles mentioned in the final credits of every movie. What do these people do?
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Why in "The Naked Gun" is the title of the song "I'm into something good" shown on screen?

I always found odd that in The Naked Gun (1988) the credits of the song “I'm into Something Good” are displayed on screen just after the song played: What is the reason? Song credits are usually ...
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Was Disney likely contractually obliged to thank Xinjiang authorities?

Among government authorities thanked by Disney in the live-action remake of Mulan were Xinjiang government's publicity department and the Public Security and Tourism bureaus for Turpan. Disney has so ...
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What is the order format of the cast shows at the end of the movie Slow West?

I think most movies end with the cast in either of order of appearance (more minutes, higher in list), alphabetical order or seniority. This seems to be none of them. Is it just random? Or there's ...
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"And introducing..." used for known actors?

I have atleast 2 examples of well known established actors credited at the very end with the phrase "and introducing" before their name: Julia Roberts in Ocean's Eleven (2001) (in the end ...
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Who’s the artist who did the illustrations in the beginning of Little Shop of Horrors?

Who's the artist who did the work on Little Shop of Horrors (1960) here: http://annyas.com/screenshots/updates/little-shop-of-horrors-1960-roger-corman/ It seems they didn’t credit movies back then ...
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Why was H.G Wells not credited in The Invisible Man (2020)?

The core concept of The Invisible Man (2020) is based on the novel with the same name by H.G Wells. But he was ignored in the opening and closing credits. Why wasn't he credited?
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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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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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Is Marquis de Sade credited in Salò?

Is Marquis de Sade not credited in Pasolini's Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, or did I miss his name?
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Why do movies still have credits?

I asked my friends and none of them remembers having ever watched the credits after a movie to the end, except where the movie still continues after credits start rolling (short comic pieces or "what ...
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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. I ...
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Movie recording certificate?

I am watching The Lady from Shanghai (1947) and in opening the credits at the bottom of one of the pages it reads: [mp A/A]   Western Electric RECORDING   [I.A.T.S.E.]  &...
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Lead actor/actress VS Supporting actor/actress

On what basis, Chris Hemsworth is considered as a Lead actor in the movie Rush? In the movie, both characters have equal importance and both narrated the story in equal measure and occupied same ...
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Why was this character uncredited?

I just finished my second viewing of The Rise of Skywalker, and I'm pretty sure and is not in the credits. Why is this?
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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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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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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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In which Game of Thrones episode(s) the opening sequence shows the greatest number of locations?

This link revealed that the title sequence animators are limited in the amount of time they have to animate an opening (the length of the opening song), and the places shown/amount of time it takes to ...
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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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In opening credits for TV shows, why does it say 'with so and so' for some actors?

I am thinking of Ally McBeal in particular. For the entire run of the show the opening credits generally had clips of a character and the name of the actor that plays them. The final two actors (Peter ...