Star Wars was one of the first films to do away with opening credits. George Lucas was fined $250,000 by the Directors Guild of America for not crediting himself… so he resigned.

Opening credits

Not to be confused with title sequence.

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The opening credits of

A Farewell to Arms, based on the 1929 semi-autobiographical novel by

Ernest Hemingway.

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 important members of the production. They are now usually shown as text superimposed on a blank screen or static pictures, or sometimes on top of action in the show. There may or may not be accompanying music. When opening credits are built into a separate sequence of their own, the correct term is title sequence (such as the familiar James Bond and Pink Panther title sequences).

Opening credits since the early 1980s, … Continue Reading