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Credits

It seems that TV credits scroll or flash on screen ever faster these days to the point they're barely readable.
I think American programs are the worst. Is there really any point of displaying them like this?
I remember in the early 90's ITV stopped showing credits for some time so they could cover the Gulf War (?) in more detail.
I also dislike when they squeeze the credits to one side/top/bottom of the screen for announcements making them even harder to read.
I enjoy the credits whether TV or film as I can then look out for others produced/directed/acted by the same persons. I could check on IMDB, etc but why should I?
When at the cinema I prefer to stay to the end of the credits as it's all part of the experience plus, by then, the theatre is almost empty  Cool

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They do it so they can squeeze more adverts in between programmes, same with the opening titles, compare ones from the 80s to ones from today and you see a big difference between the length of the intro...
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certain shows they shove an adbreak in before the intro credits have even started to run, one program I watch I stopped watching live because they shove in ad breaks every 5 minutes completely disrupting the show, its a travesty when you consider said show is now almost 2 hours long despite only having 50 minutes of program ..... thank god for recording devices that allow me to playback skipping all the ads .....
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Yeah.... Emmerdale is supposed to be a 30 minute programme according to the tv schedules... but it invariably starts 1 or 2 minutes late... has a long ad break somewhere about 10 mins later, then finishes at about 25 mins for 5 mins of ads before the next prog...
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The quality of many of the programs on tv nowadays makes me wonder if the credits aren't rolled so fast so you can't read who's responsible.  Wink
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Yes that makes more sense.
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ITV credit rules here
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4.2 Duration
Name credit sequences should be a minimum of 20 seconds and a maximum of 30 seconds.
The Production Company Credit (PCC) should be a maximum of 3 seconds.

Channel 4 Programme Length and Credit Length spec here (Note the programme duration against booked slot!)
Channell 5 document here - Again, note the programme length spec.  Credits are 25 secs + 3 sec for company logo
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@Mav, I agree with your comments but can understand why TV speeds up the credits. Like you when at the cinema I like to stay to read the credits. Sometimes these can take at least 5 minutes so would not get much attention on TV. As you say few people bother to watch them in the cinema even.
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Not forgetting that sometimes in the cinemas after these credits you could get extra clips Smiley
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artmo if you like credits, buy hotshots on dvd - a comedy film. Longest credits ever but does include some cooking recipes  Cheesy
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There's been quite a few films that add out-takes while the end credits are rolling. Can't recall them off-hand, though.

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lethal weapon did that as did a few others back in the early 90's, indeed you had to stay until the lights went on or you missed the end of one film because they didn't finish it until after the credits were done ......
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