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Staying until the end of the credits
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: September 17, 2003 - 4:56 PM PDT
Last Reply: July 23, 2011 - 10:08 PM PDT

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author topic: Staying until the end of the credits
Cinenaut
post #1  on September 17, 2003 - 4:56 PM PDT  
At the movie theater, do you stay until the end of the credits?

I like to stay until the credits have rolled in case there are any goodies at the end (and to glean info from the credits), but also to listen to the soundtrack and preserve that magic movie feeling a bit longer. Of course, if I hated the movie I generally won't stay.

Staying to the end of the credits can cause friction with friends and family members.
dpowers
post #2  on September 18, 2003 - 12:18 PM PDT  
yes, and lately it's been very good! revolutions trailer at the end of reloaded, revealing and cute first screen tests of the kids at the end of spykids 3D, johnny depp again at the end of once upon a time in mexico.

i don't do it for the treats, though, usually it's to find out who did the songs.
Cinenaut
post #3  on September 22, 2003 - 9:28 AM PDT  
I finally went to see it yesterday and Johnny Depp's appearance at the end of the credits was brief, but the surround sound flamenco guitar was well worth it.
kicza
post #4  on October 6, 2003 - 7:52 AM PDT  
I end up staying till the end of the credits if for nothing else to give some credit and appreciation to the huge amount of people required to complete some of these films. Everyone knows about the stars and directors but how many people think about the grips or gaffers?
larbeck
post #5  on October 10, 2003 - 9:39 AM PDT  
> On September 17, 2003 - 4:56 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> At the movie theater, do you stay until the end of the credits?
>
YES! Always - usually to check out the music credits and to hear the final songs in their 5.1 glory on a sound system that would get me evicted from my apartment!

People, I understand if you want to leave, fine, but do NOT stand around and talk as if nothing important is going on! The some theater people themselves ruin it now by turning on the house lights and even have the army of cleaning come in. Angers me.

Sometimes, if I am on a first date, the date will ruin any chance of a second date if she objects to waiting. And course, occasionally, the film maker will have a little something for those who wait. The first time I recalled this happening was at the very, very end of the first Muppet movie, after all of the credits, Animal explodes on the screen, his lovable ugly mug filling the giant screen and then yells "GO HOME! GO HOME! MOVIE OVER NOW! GO HOME!'

Network TV drives crazy. First, they have damn voiceovers ruining the ending music. Next, they speeded up the credits so that no human can read then unless you video tape this and replay in slo-mo. And now they shrink them and collapes them on the side of the screen so that can run a commerical during that time.

The special expanded edition of the Fellowship of the Ring has a loonnngg sequence with all of the names of people who joining the fan club at their website. But, you get about a half hour more of Howard Shore's great, great music!!!

Francis Ford Coppola apologizes and take credit for some of this. After "Apocalypse Now", a long and hard experience well documented in "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse", he decided to list everyone who had anything at all to do with the film. The unions loved it and decided to put in the next round of contracts.

It is weird to see an ole film with just a few credits at the beginning and at the end, "THE END" and fade to black.

[cue "When the Music's Over" by the Doors]

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Cinenaut
post #6  on October 10, 2003 - 2:55 PM PDT  
Okay, I almost walked out on the credits of that last post, but it was worth it at the end when larbeck did that air guitar thing.
Cinenaut
post #7  on October 10, 2003 - 5:32 PM PDT  
My local independent theater turns on the house lights and sends in the cleaning crew before the credits are over. It irritates me to no end. I need to complain to the management.

By the way, School of Rock makes it fun to stay until the end of the credits.
wdrazo
post #8  on October 10, 2003 - 5:53 PM PDT  
I like honoring the people who worked in the movie. As someone who was in the theatrical industry, I use to think it was insulting if you didn't take home your program.

The screen credits on the side of TV's irks me. Even the PBS stations are doing. Very rude and dollar oriented.

One my favorite "end gems" is in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
hamano
post #9  on October 10, 2003 - 8:49 PM PDT  
I love to stay for the credits, and sometimes I even see a name I recognize! I think it's really cute that Pixar always includes the names of babies that were born to the production staff during the making of the film. dpowers is right though. The main reason is to see who did the music, and they always stick those toward the end. Also, if I see amazing locations, I try to read the credits to see where they were shot. Another reason is that it's a lot easier to exit after the crowd has cleared out. I usually try to sit in the middle, so if I stay til the end I don't have to climb over anybody, or wait for a bottleneck to clear at the exit.

I go to see films with my daughter a lot, and no matter how good the end credit music is, she's always been eager to leave with everyone else. A few films have started to bring her around on this, though.

A Knights Tale - At the very end some of the main characters are shown sitting around farting. This is like a religious revelation for a little kid.

Finding Nemo - Great joke at the end. The little timid fish that was first seen during the sharks' fish eating anonymous meeting swallows the scary angler fish. Also, the one eyed guy from Monsters Inc. swims by wearing scuba gear. I also loved the "bloopers" they included during the end credits on "A bug's life"

Jackie Chan films - for some reason, seeing Jackie get hurt accidentally is REALLY funny for a 7 year-old.

Wait....I did read this right...did I? Oh, god, it's finally sinking in. I think larbeck just said that he took his first date out to see the Muppet Movie, and the date was ruined because she didn't want to stay through the credits....
larbeck
post #10  on October 10, 2003 - 10:32 PM PDT  
> On October 10, 2003 - 2:55 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Okay, I almost walked out on the credits of that last post, but it was worth it at the end when larbeck did that air guitar thing.
> ---------------------------------

AIR GUITAR---HELL! That was my trustly ebony cherry Gibson Les Paul!!!

They just would like me plug it in until I turned it down, so I said, don't bother. It never goes below 11, if it is plugged in.
larbeck
post #11  on October 10, 2003 - 10:34 PM PDT  
> On October 10, 2003 - 5:53 PM PDT wdrazo wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> The screen credits on the side of TV's irks me. Even the PBS stations are doing. Very rude and dollar oriented.
>
Noooooo, PBS is DEAD MEAT!!!! Get the phone prank banks really for the next pledge drive.

Just joking, mr. FBI agent.
giantrobot
post #12  on October 10, 2003 - 11:07 PM PDT  
yeah, if you're married to someone in the film industry, you end up staying to see who you know and who worked on what.

although i didn't see depp after OUATIM, since i ran out of there as soon as i could after that travesty...
ColonelKong
post #13  on October 11, 2003 - 10:38 AM PDT  
Kill Bill Vol 1 didn't have a "cookie" at the end or a preview of Volume 2, but seeing this made me applaud:

RIP
Charles Bronson (It's too bad Tarantino never got to work with him)
Kinji Fukasaku
Lo Lieh
Chang Cheh
Shintaro Katsu
William Witney

Like some of you, how much I liked a movie can usually be gauged by whether I stick around for all the credits or not. Of course, there may be times that I have a reason to leave during the credits of a film I liked, although I usually try to avoid drinking anything for an hour or so before a movie.

Roger Ebert coined a useful term for people who get up and are about to leave, but see something interesting or funny running underneath the credits and stand there blocking the view of people who always watch the credits: "Cookie Monsters"
IronS
post #14  on October 11, 2003 - 1:57 PM PDT  
I always stay until the end when I'm at the movies. Of course, I also watch the end credits at home. Over time, I have convinced my boyfriend to stay until the credits are over, but I can't seem to stop his habit of applauding at the end of a great movie. He's not the only one to do so in the theater either. I personally think it's pointless because none of the folks involved in the movie are present, but I appreciate wanting to acknowledge a superior film.
dwhudson
post #15  on October 12, 2003 - 12:12 PM PDT  
> ... I can't seem to stop his habit of applauding at the end of a great movie.

Ach, I love applauding a movie that deserves it. Of course, I don't in most theaters, but this is one thing I enjoy about festivals: everyone feels free to applaud. And of course, to demonstrably abstain from applauding if the movie deserves that.
dpowers
post #16  on October 12, 2003 - 12:45 PM PDT  
sometimes i even yell "encore"
Eoliano
post #17  on November 11, 2003 - 6:00 PM PST  
> Ach, I love applauding a movie that deserves it. Of course, I don't in most theaters, but this is one thing I enjoy about festivals: everyone feels free to applaud.

Ach, indeed! It's a rare thing outside film festivals that anyone applauds a film these days, though I've found myself applauding a film that has given me an especially good ride, but that's a rarity these days. My applause has on occasion inspired others to do the same. It can be infectious.

Sitting through the end titles is another story. I usually stay when there's a piece of music that I find intriguing and I'm curious to know what the hell it was.
dwhudson
post #18  on November 12, 2003 - 12:57 AM PST  

> Sitting through the end titles is another story. I usually stay when there's a piece of music that I find intriguing and I'm curious to know what the hell it was.


Yes! That's the #1 draw of the credits for me as well.
MrBunBun
post #19  on November 15, 2003 - 2:48 AM PST  
I generally wait with the expectation of some goodies. I've noticed that the outtakes of Jackie Chan movies have really been suffering for age and cross-market success. The outtakes used to be amazing stunts gone awry and now it's just actors flubbing lines or adlibbing. I guess I can understand why the producers would continue with the tradition of showing outtakes b/c it's Jackie Chan "signature style", but dang, not even his movies are 'signature style' anymore. But I digress...
artifex
post #20  on November 26, 2003 - 12:33 PM PST  
> On November 15, 2003 - 2:48 AM PST MrBunBun wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I generally wait with the expectation of some goodies. I've noticed that the outtakes of Jackie Chan movies have really been suffering for age and cross-market success. The outtakes used to be amazing stunts gone awry and now it's just actors flubbing lines or adlibbing. I guess I can understand why the producers would continue with the tradition of showing outtakes b/c it's Jackie Chan "signature style", but dang, not even his movies are 'signature style' anymore. But I digress...
> ---------------------------------


You don't think it could be that maybe he's gotten more cautious or just doesn't screw up as much, do you? :)

I ran out in the middle of Finding Nemo's credit roll to go pee, and found out later that I missed some cutesy bits.

It's getting to where I'm disappointed if there isn't something at the end.
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