Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Fact or Crap?


Fact or Crap?


George Lucas' STAR WARS has the largest number of credits, shown at the end of the show.




CRAP! They are known as closing credits, the 3½ epic hours of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," the credits did not seem to want to close.

It took five minutes for the names of all the actors, producers, editors, gaffers, grips, best boys, dialect coaches, wig makers and steelworkers to crawl by. Next came the less-familiar show-business occupations such as stable foreman, horse makeup artist, horseshoer and the two guys in charge of the chain mail.

At eight minutes, moviegoers still present were watching a scroll of completely inscrutable titles such as "wrangler manager" and "compositing inferno artist." Of course, the caterer had to be immortalized, too.

Finally, 9 minutes and 33 seconds after they began, the closing credits came to a close.

Other facts:

TIME TAKEN TO LIST NAMES


"Nosferatu," 1922
1 minute, 35 seconds

"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," 2003
9 minutes, 33 seconds

NUMBER OF NAMES LISTED

"Star Wars," 1977
143 names

"The Matrix: Revolutions," 2003
701 names

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