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The Film Within the Film: A History of Opening Credits

Just as the first sentence of a novel, a movie’s opening credits can make or break a film. In a video short, “The Film Before the Film,” Berlin students Nora Thoes and Damian Pérez show us just exactly how film credits have developed and evolved from Thomas Edison’s first use up to movies as current as 2012’s The Avengers. It’s a fascinating look at how opening credits began humbly, grew complex with…

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