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It was shot as a humorous music/rap video, much like the ones DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince were already famous for, with very similar styles and editing. It was never intended to be some sort of continuity-pure reference to events in the show.


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This is a depiction of the Red Wedding, when Lannister and Bolton houses attack Stark and Tully houses. It looks like a lion is eating a fish. The Lion is the Lannister's emblem, while the trout is the emblem of the Tullys. Next a wolf is hanging dead. The Wolf is the Stark's emblem. Then a man is holding the head of a lion (I am not sure). It's another ...


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As explained in this deliciously in-depth article: “When it was time to shoot the main title, we went with the people behind the video of ‘Parents,’” says Andy Borowitz. Scott Kalvert came in with a treatment that deliberately stayed in line with what had inspired the show. “The idea was ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand,’ ‘Girls Ain’t Nothing But ...


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The main significance the opening credits now have are primarily just that of being part of the James Bond tradition. They are so ingrained in those films that they you can hardly take them away and in fact even the big overhauls James Bond and his films underwent over the years, most recently with Daniel Craig's debut Casino Royale, never broke with that ...


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The animators worked out four different map sequences, which can effectively indicate the locations shown in the upcoming episode. The initial plan was to show the map every time the scene changed, but this was deemed too disruptive to the storyline, and it was decided to introduce the locations in the title sequence instead. The article can be found here....


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Kepotx answered it pretty well but I got my hand on polygon analysis which is pretty detailed too: The opening sequence was designed as a subtle history lesson. A brief reminder of some of the most important historical events that preceded the events of Game of Thrones. The images engraved into season 8’s title sequence offers a more recent ...


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They are more of personal choice or sometimes jokes: For George R.R. Martin Martin has chosen a turtle as his personal sigil, and he is often seen wearing a hat with a turtle pin on it. As Martin himself explained at the Game of Thrones panel for San Diego Comic Con 2012: "Turtles have always been my sigil, I suppose. When I was a kid, ...


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That Episode Doesn't Exist (yet) Before the start of Season 3 of Rick and Morty Justin Roiland was asked about Cthulhu episode being featured on Rick and Morty according to NME The trio were also asked if season 3 will feature the Cthulhu monster which was seen in the opening sequence of the show, but Roiland chose to “plead the fifth” on that. However, ...


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There is an excellent article about the opening title sequences in James Bond film here - Telegraph Article Link To summarize: For the original Dr No. film, Maurice Binder, an art director at Macy's, had just received some good response to his first film title work for "The Grass Is Greener," and got a call from producers Salzman and Broccoli. This all ...


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Its the sound made by the viewing lens changing. If you watch the intro carefully, you'll see that the "zoom" changes in conjunction with the sound. Apart from being a cool effect, I doubt it has any deeper meaning.


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Yes, the intro does change to reflect the locations where the episode's story takes place, and has been doing this from the beginning of the series. For instance, when Dany finally arrives at the city of Qarth, the intro stopped showing us Vaes Dothrak (where the Dothraki horse people are from) and replaced it with Qarth.


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As per the Fringe Wikia article on the opening sequence, each color indicates a different setting and the words mentioned throughout the title sequence are the particular areas of science that will be looked at during that episode and/or series of episodes sharing an introduction. In addition to this, the text "Observers are here" flashes during every ...


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This seems out of place given the rest of the imagery in the credits. Does anybody know what the relevance of this scene is supposed to be? There is no relevance, other than the shot was a replacement. From an interview with co-showrunner Katie Jacobs: Q: "Are the opening credits images in “House” visual metaphors for the roles the characters represent ...


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Another case, hopefully not one of many (because that would kind of make the question a list request): Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye To Language from 2014. From IMDb's trivia section: The film's title never appears on screen. The end credits just list peoples' names, without any indication of what work they contributed to the project. Then again, this is ...


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It's a snapshot of part of a silicon wafer used to make microprocessors. You take a wafer and split it into a bunch of squares once you've printed a chipset onto it. Then you package each one into one of those black plastic cases with pins (called a package in industry jargon).


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Good question, what you are talking about is referred to as an Opening Monologue or less often, Opening Narration in which (typically) a character recalls either a kind of mission statement or quick summary to set up the show. I've found some references to this TV trope which you can read below. Bert Salzman explains (via the book: The Everything Creative ...


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It's not so much that they avoid the cross-over reference, it's just more important to the producers that this was also the series' 100th episode and they wanted to celebrate that more. AccessHollywood Wendy Mericle (Executive Producer): "The 100th episode is a look back at Season 1, and some of the characters that we've known and loved. And it really is ...


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It's a seed germinating ....although highly sped up.


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The movie is also presented in Television and most of the times people don't have access to the movie name they are about to watch. So they see the name in the openning credits/title. Also according to Wikipedia In a motion picture, television program or video game, the opening credits or opening titles are shown at the very beginning and list the most ...


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Dear Mr. Fantasy play us a tuneSomething to make us all happyDo anything, take us out of this gloom Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy You are the one who can make us all laugh But doing that you break out in tears Please don't be sad if it was a straight mind you hadWe wouldn't have known you all these years According to both TV Guide and Movie ...


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What I'm wondering, is if there has been an instance of a movie being produced without any inclusion of its title in such a sequence. Apocalypse Now does not have such a sequence, from wiki: The original 1979 70mm exclusive theatrical release ended with Willard's boat, the stone statue, then fade to black with no credits, save for '"Copyright 1979 Omni ...


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It's the replica of the Royal Coat of Arms as part of a panel called Industries of the British Empire sculpted by Carl Paul Jennewein at the British Empire Building in Rockefeller Center, 620 5th Avenue.


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After the Season 6 Finale we also see that the orbs and rings we see in the opening are most likely an astrolabe (aka armillary sphere, armilla, or armil). We see the same object hanging in the Citadel at Oldtown. This can be determined by seeing the same markings on the rings. The meaning of this is still not fully known, but there is an interesting fan ...


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The 1996 film Schizopolis written and directed by Steven Soderbergh has no opening or closing credits. The closest we get is the word "SCHIZOPOLIS" on the T-shirt of an otherwise naked man being chased by two other men (ostensibly medical personnel chasing down a crazy person). We also receive the onscreen words "No fish were harmed in the making of this ...


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Was it built in reality for the show? Yes. But not as a whole complete single system. Prologue Creative Director Simon Clowes employs a Rube Goldberg contraption to represent the manic detective’s unorthodox, sometimes convoluted and often aggressive approach to crime solving. Interview with Simon Clowes on artofthetitle, discussed how they made the ...


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I think it goes with the mechanical theme for the intro - when they change zoom level they accompany it with a 'snick' sound and show the edge of the new lens crossing the screen. To zoom in more there are multiple lenses to slide in, so multiple 'snicks'. This is similar to how you change magnification level with a microscope. It's very hard to smoothly ...


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In addition to the reasons jlmcdonald stated, I think part of the logic might be that sometimes the pilot recap contained scenes from the first season, even in the later seasons of the show, and rather than go back and forth between SD and HD in the same scene, keep it all SD. A few years back HDNet started airing Cheers in HD, transferred from the ...


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As an Iranian person, I should answer this. In Iran, we have some boxes in streets and roads that called 'Sandogh-e Sadaghe'. They Supported from government organizations. we put money on it to help poor peoples. there is an old belief that if you help to poor before a travel, you will be safe while you on it.


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It's also possible they used a similar multiple-camera setup invented for the Matrix movies. Imagine a curved frame with a couple of dozen micro-cameras mounted pointing inward, arcing from the above-left of his head to in front of his neck, timed by computer to take simultaneous (or almost simultaneous) images of his upper body in front of a greenscreen. ...


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