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Does anyone watch the credits on TV or films these day?
I used to almost always watch the credits as it gave me insight into other programs I may like/dislike depending on the actors, producers, directors, etc.
These days I find a lot of credits on TV whizz past just too fast to view on non-recorded stuff.
I still tend to watch the credits for films (most of the time) that I watch at home as I like to know more about who, what, etc.
I tend to stay to the end of the credits in the cinema for two reasons; 1) It's all part of the 'experience' 2) let all the others rush and scramble to get out first then I can just casually saunter out Smiley

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If I watch anything I will only watch the credits if I want to check something I thought about when watching the main feature. Thereafter I'll usually pop on to IMDB if I don't find it in the credits.
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I'm with you Mav, I stay to watch the credits at the cinema.  Have you noticed, however, that the credits have been reversed.  They used to start with the actors, writers, directors etc followed by the production team.  Often now the order is reversed.  I'm really not interested in who the catering manager was Wink I have to see all the pruduction credits before I can see anything about the music, location etc.
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I never used to watch the credits but on many films these days they sneak in a few last clips or funny bits so its often worth staying at the cinema just to see if there are any.
Just like the recent A-Team movie had a clip with Dirk Benedict at the end (and the original Murdoch was in the mental hospital too - where the big hummer came through the wall)
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These days I find a lot of credits on TV whizz past just too fast to view on non-recorded stuff.

The other thing with credits on the TV is that they shrink them into a half screen whilst showing the end of the programme in the other half.  This makes them too small to read Sad
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I do as I'm often interested in who did the CGI or what a particular music track was.
Some of the funniest credits I saw was in stuff like Bugs Life where they show the out-takes. Huh Grin
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Rushing out of the cinema used to be to try to get out before the national Anthem was played. When it did start everyone did stop and stand until it finished - I bet that wouldn't happen now.
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Indeed we did, ramrod straight rigidly to attention. And woe-betide anybody who tried to sneak out while it was playing.
Films like Rush Hour 1, 2 and 3 have a series of out takes over the credits (in fact I think most Jackie Chan films do, makes up for his appalling acting, some are better than the movie content) As do most of the Shrek movies, although they're not really out-takes.
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Do they still play the National Anthem?
I stayed to the end of the credits when I saw Skyfall last October but don't remember hearing it then and that was in the West End Huh

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Seems I'm the opposite of everyone else, I get sick of watching the never ending credits at the end along with the list of names at the beginning before the film starts or even worse starts and after 5 minutes then starts showing the credits. Smiley
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Do they still play the National Anthem?

I don't think they do.  Haven't heard it for many years.
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With film credits, it depends on the film.
The credits on the likes of Airplane and Top Secret are worth watching,  given what appears in them...
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Some of the funniest credits I saw was in stuff like Bugs Life where they show the out-takes. Huh Grin

Ever seen HotShots? Supposedly the longest credits of all time (around 4-5 mins iirc). Not surprised, they put numerous cooking recipes in there for various cakes and meals lol.
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If Mav doesn't mind me hi-jacking his thread. Some opening credits have become an art-form in their own right, particularly the later James Bond films. I particularly like those opening Casino Royale.
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Do they still play the National Anthem?

A short and comedic aside regarding said 'National anthem'...
My first job on leaving school was as a trainee cinema projectionist for the odeon Cinema, in Harlow.  after a brief training period I was left in charge in the projection room, adjusting the loop at the end of the film to synchronise the sound to the picture. The instruction was that after the last spool, we played a selection of records from those donated by the local record shop as people left the cinema.
As the film ended I rooted around the 45's (remember them?) and found a copy of  'God
Save the Queen', so feeling patriotic decided to play it. Unbeknownst ( lovely word) to me, playing the national Anthem was a code to the other staff that the projection room was on fire!!  " Well, no -one told me"  as I said to the irate fireman. Oops. Lips are sealed
Though to be honest if the projection room had been on fire I wouldn't be hanging around to play a record. Cheesy