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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. General Magma

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    Yes, they will.
     
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    I've pondered this a bit as well. It's a really great question. Star Wars would definitely feel weird without a crawl...but I think it would be cool to allow the directors of the stand-alone movies to choose how they open their movies.

    The openings of Star Wars really have three parts to them - "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...", the crawl, and then an establishing shot of space. J.J. got a little creative with the perspective of his opening space shot, and I liked it. For stand alone films, I'd like them to keep the "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." title and then just cut right into it. That would be really slick...fans would cheer as the title comes up because they expect the fanfare and crawl, and then immediately get thrust into some sort of up close and personal action sequence we weren't expecting.

    I'd be accepting of the opening GFFA title followed by a crawl, but I'd be a little bummed if they had all three elements...If there's a title card, text crawl, and slow pan down from space, then we'll know right away this is "Episode 3.5" or what have you and I'll be a little bit sad. I'm pretty psyched for this movie and I want it to take risks and be its own thing.
     
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    Won't be upset if it doesn't have one, but I expect it to. It could just be a 'saga' type thing, but honestly, in a way, it is part of the over all story, saga or not.
     
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    It will.
     
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    I won't be surprised either way if it has an opening crawl or not. Besides the obvious "It's Star Wars, it must have it!" argument, I would say it depends on the story and how much they want the audience to know about the story.
    If there are important facts that we must know before we see the rest of the story, it makes sense. However, I see the opportunity for the anthologies to be different and much more 'stand alone.' If the story itself (through dialogue and what we see, not read) can explain where and when we are, then there is "no point" for the crawl. But, if there are important facts we need for the story to make sense, then that makes sense too.
    I know it's a little hard because we have all seen the films thousands of times, but how well do the movies make sense without the opening crawls? I would argue that they don't serve much purpose for story. (But I love them from a artists perspective, so I'm not really going to press charges.)

    So, all that to say, I'll be happy with whatever they choose, as long as the story is good and makes sense.
     
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    my initial thought was that duh, they have to have a crawl. then i started to think, do they??

    what if they did a simple voice over thing, sorta like Galadriel in LotR? enough to catch you up, but not the same crawl from the Saga films...

    personally, i'm holding out for the crawl; i feel they'll end up doing that.
     
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    I am hoping still that there is a crawl. It is Star Wars. Every comic starts with one, all the movies have them, and I think this one should too. I know this is different and there is a slight argument that it should begin a different, new way, but I like traditions and I say it needs one.
     
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    Don't you mean something like from TCW ?
     
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    i'll run out of the theater if there isn't one..... And demand my 8 bucks back, but i'll take their popcorn and soda!
     
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    I'm in the no crawl-camp. I never liked how almost every video game started with one. It felt like they were just trying to rip off the movies. I would like to reserve the crawl for the important occasions such as the Episode films. I think having a crawl might make people think this is another traditional Star Wars movie, but if you removed it people would instantly understand that the movie they're about to see is something different. I'm really hoping Rogue One is something different than the classic heroes tale we've seen in every Star Wars movie so far. This is their chance to branch out, and in my opinion, if you're going to do these spin off movies don't play it safe, show us something new.
     
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    As long as there are no credits jn the beginning then I'm happy
     
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    Preach it, brother! I remember I started watching Blazing Saddles the other day, and I was "Oh God, start the movie already!"
     
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    The reason as to why SW doesn't have any sort of opening credits besides the main title is because George thought it looked tacky and stupid so he excluded it causing him to leave the DGA & the WGA which is why the SW movies haven't been cast as fully-SAG movies and it's a trend that he pretty much started in the 70s and is a very popular method now funny enough.
     
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    In my opinion i think YES.It will have the traditional opening crawl.SW is like M&M.They are to enjoy every single bite.M&M had change a lot BUT they still have that GREAT taste.Is the same for R1...different BUT the same GREAT magical FAR FAR AWAY GALAXY experience...:).
     
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    I'm honestly fine either way. And I think it's 50/50 at this moment. It would be great if they had a crawl. It would be great if they did something different. In fact, I'm excited just to see what they do with this in general.

    And the same can be said about how will the end credits look and will the classic pans of a Star Wars film be present. And, again, I'm fine either way.

    But whatever this film does will set the precedent for the rest of the more standalone anthologies, at least with the crawl.

    There's one major problem with using this as evidence: The Clone Wars film was not made to be released in to theaters. It was the first three episodes spliced together and released theatrically.
    Also, it was a cartoon, not live action. And it was done under different situations.
    Rogue One isn't like the Ewok TV movies nor is it like The Clone Wars movie. It is the first, live action, major non-Saga Star Wars film. We don't have any precedent for it.

    No matter what, that should be the opening of the film. There is no better experience in a theater than when everyone is quiet and still the second those words appear on screen (and I've encountered it six times now*).

    The color's nice, but I that angle is terrible.

    Well, that took me back to 2005.


    *One for each prequel, three for The Force Awakens....will my local theater PLEASE show the original trilogy. I don't care which version (theatrical, 1997 SE, 2004 SE, or 2011 SE), just show them!
     
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    ummm, yeah... interesting comparison!

    Star Wars: melts in the mouth, cuts off your hand!
     
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    Personally, I would like to see a static block of text accompanied by strange music, similar to the opening of "Blade Runner." Wouldn't that be cool?

    This is a great opportunity for Disney to experiment with various styles. However, my gut instinct tells me "Rogue One" is going to open the same old way because it's a tradition.
     
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    Personally, I hope they keep the crawl (since it is now uniquely "Star Wars").

    But if they go a new direction, I will follow.

    Like U2.

    It's one of their early songs. "I Will Follow."

    Look it up! It is!!
     
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    I want to see it start this way
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    To me, the Anthology movies are a huge opportunity to experiment alternative ways to set the story. The main saga is linear and pretty clear, from Ep.1 to Ep.9, and there are no flashbacks, nor flashforwards, and the editing is also linear.

    In Rogue One they could try not just to begin with another type of titles, but also to tell a story in some creative way, maybe starting with an important scene and then moving backward to the very beginning. Or they could start with no titles ad all, like Nolan's Batman saga.

    Obviously, every choice they'll make, the important thing is the movie itself, but to me the spin-offs will be kept far from the main saga in every detail.

    PS: if I'm not wrong, the only SW related media which don't start with the crawl are DICE's Battlefront and Republic Commando.
     
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