The credits at the end (or main on end, as it is called by film title designers) began with “Star Wars” in 1977.
George Lucas was fined $100,000 by the MPAA for doing that, and he just paid it and the rest is history.
When did movie credits move to the end?
The first films to get extensive end credits but skip opening credits altogether were the aforementioned Around the World in 80 Days from 1956 and West Side Story in 1961 which also tapped the talents of Saul Bass.
What is the order of credits in a movie?
the list that follows is for opening credits. The order in which credits are billed generally follows their importance to the film, just not linearly. First is usually the motion picture company, followed by the producer, then the ‘a film by’ credit.
Do movies have to have credits?
All cinema and TV unions and guilds have specific contractual requirements for credit, position of credit, and for individual contracts, sizing and position on posters and advertising, etc. A lot of people hate credits, but as long as the people in the credits like credits, they’ll stay.
Why are movie credits so long?
Unions representing hardworking crews argued that members’ labor should be credited. Two reasons: to help those grips and continuity gals get future gigs and to provide a way for these passionate and creative people to “sign” their art. They also had other reasons for wanting longer credits.