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Will Rogue one and other anthology movies begin with a crawl?

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by Konopka25, Aug 24, 2015.

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Will Rogue one and other anthologies begin with a crawl?

  1. Yes, it's Star Wars it has to

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  2. No, the crawls should be reserved for the main movies

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  1. Konopka25

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    Personally I'm indiffernet, but I'd like to see what other people think.
     
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    Great topic!

    I voted "no," though I don't feel as strongly about it as the wording suggests. These "Star Wars Stories" could be quite different. Different theme music, different openings, etc. Like you, I'm fine with it either way. But there's an opportunity here for Lucasfilm to establish a new thing, and I can see them capitalizing on it.
     
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    I said that they probably will. They seem to like their crawls and old Legends products often included them, so I don't see why they would feel the need to switch from that, but more importantly to this is that Marvel's comics have been using a faux-crawl of a sort to start every issue (as in, it's just a static shot, but it imitates the look) so I think they'll be using the crawl for the Anthology films as well.
     
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    They'd better!!!
     
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    A lot of the comics and animated series start with a crawl too, so it seems likely that Rogue One and the other anthology movies do as well.
     
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    Yeah, I voted yes, but I'd be open to future Anthology movies going "crawlless". I just think it would be to much so early. This really is the dawn of a new age.
     
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    I think they won't, and I think they shouldn't. Beginning with something other than an opening crawl would provide a good way of distinguishing them from the main series of episodes. Don't forget that The Clone Wars offered an alternative: every episode began with an old-fashioned newsreel-style narration setting up for the episode. At first, I thought this was cheesy, but then I realized that the opening crawl was a callback to the same era of media in which movies were preceded by newsreels: pre-WWII movies often began with an opening crawl.

    Now, I'm not saying that this is how the spin-off films should begin. But it does set a precedent for opening up with something other than an opening crawl - something that is, just like the crawl, a callback to some defunct cinematic convention.

    Now here's an interesting question: are there other callbacks they could use as the conventional intros to the Star Wars Story films?

    Personally, I love the convention of beginning a film with an Overture (a music piece that prefigures the main musical themes of the film, and plays over a black screen or static image while people take their seats). It used to be fairly common way back in the day - especially for big, epic film spectacles (e.g. The Ten Commandments, King Kong, Ben Hur, and even Star Trek: the Motion Picture).

    I think that having a film begin with an opening sequence before the title appears is often effective, but this is something that many films still do, so it wouldn't be very distinctive, and Star Wars needs something unique to it...
     
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    A LOT of fans would be UPSET...........if there was no crawl. You would setup this disappointing moment BEFORE the movie even starts for a lot of people. The crawl is a traditional, but also efficient way to setup these movies. I would be shocked if they don't..........but you NEVER KNOW. (epic fail)
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    Did they do a crawl for the Holiday Special, Ewok Episodes, etc... (ewok) Anybody know?? Anybody brave enough to admit they watched these.......and have fully recovered from them. :rolleyes::p:D
     
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    I think the main reason there is no crawl in Clone Wars is because the show is 20, maybe 21 minutes long. The Crawl is not just at the beginning of the movies, its at the beginning of most modern star wars video games as well, its the first page of a lot of the comics, I just don't see them dropping it at this point.
     
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    Good points. However, I'm guessing they'll try to do something in the look of the movie to distinguish it and the other Star Wars Stories from the main sequence of episodes, and not having an opening crawl is one way to achieve that.

    Who knows, right? For all we know, maybe they haven't even decided on the issue yet themselves.
     
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    You're probably right. Do you think that is the director's call or KK's?
     
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    Well, if they plan on establishing some convention for all the Star Wars stories, perhaps it's KK's call. Then again, if Gareth Evans has a good idea, maybe they'd just adopt it as the ongoing convention...
     
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    Even in The Clone Wars, there's still an "opening crawl", of sorts. It's just that it's read by the narrator rather than having it slide up the screen. But that's really the only difference.

    For instance, from the "Bounty Hunters" episode:


    The death toll rises! As the battles intensify,
    and threaten a growing number of Republic
    worlds, planets are left to survive on their
    own.

    While the Jedi struggle to fight a war
    on many fronts, a series of medical stations
    have been established as a lifeline for those
    in need, but the facilities are easy prey for
    Separatist attacks.

    After losing contact with
    the medical station orbiting Felucia,
    Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and
    Ahsoka Tano are sent to investigate....
     
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    I voted 'no', just because I feel that they will find something else to differentiate between the episodes and 'star wars story': whether narration or some sort of frame. Maybe to point out that this is one of the legendary events in the history of the galaxy that has been told and retold over and over again.

    However, whatever they choose, I'll be open to it. I just want a good movie. :)
     
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    I think the crawl is one of Star Wars' defining attributes. If it's in comics, games,and even in audio from for TV shows, I think atleast a modified from, if not the original, is in it.
     
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    Interestingly, the comic series use a 'crawl' on the first page of each issue. So, I'm thinking it's a Star Wars thing, and not just a main series thing.
     
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    No, not every thing Star Wars has to have the crawl. I'd almost prefer some kind of brief narration similar to Caravan of Courage or The Clone Wars.
     
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    Welcome to the Cantina!

    Caravan of Courage started with a narration? I haven't seen that since it debuted on TV. I should really check it out again one of these days.
     
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    Thanks!
    I have the DVD release and it starts with a brief narration, not as in depth as Clone Wars but still lets the viewers know they're on Endor.
     
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    they could do it different... maybe blue text, or maybe coming in from the top of the frame, , it all depends on if there is much info we need to know when the movie starts :) (opening up for more & more prequels) :D
     
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