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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Film credits

Terrific commentary from NPR movie critic David Edelstein, about the dying art of the opening credit sequence.

I'm of two minds. I love creative opening credits, because, as David notes, it can set up the movie and pull you in. But I also love it when a movie just plunges in and starts without the credits, because it helps you get lost in the world of the film. Sometimes the credit sequence just reminds you that what you're watching required hundreds of people to create, and it makes the artifice more salient.



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