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Too many producers!


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One thing I like about old movies is the introductory credits were 2-5 screens long and end credits were even shorter.

Watched a new movie last week and there were *27 producers* and no more than 3-4 were listed on each screen. End credits went on forever. Not to mention the 5-10 "companies" it took to make the movie and each had its own opening screen.

Of course, new movies require that everyone from guy delivering port-o-lets to person sweeping floors has to be listed in credits.

Find it interesting that credits for modern movies are so small, you can't read them on a 60" TV screen. Since most movies now go to TV, DVD, iPod, laptop, phone, etc., do movie makers really think people can read these credits? Of course, they rolll by about 100 feet per second anyway.

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> {quote:title=TheCid wrote:}{quote} do movie makers really think people can read these credits?

 

 

 

 

They don't care. The reason all those credits are there is because they are required either by union contracts or other obligations with the producers. As a result the studios require that channels running the film MUST run all the credits. Understandable, but the catch is they don't have any requirement that they must be readable.

 

As a result, credits are often squeezed into a small box or put at the at the bottom of the screen and scrolled through so fast that what took 7 or 8 minutes in the theater goes by in 30 seconds or less.

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