Thursday, June 23, 2005

To Their Credit(s)

Sometimes I am enchanted with movie opening credit graphics and it a nice start to a move. I never stick around for the closing credits but the other night I got sucked into the closing credits of Lemony Snicket and could not turn away until the screen went black. They were as good as the movie!
There is a thread of messages
here about the artist, Benjamin Goldman. And watch the credits here but be warned it is not for dail-up.

10 comments:

Charlotte said...

I am so glad you mentioned this! I was the same way, I couldn't take my eyes away! It is absolutely beautiful! Fantastic illustration and animation.. It's a bit mesmerizing...lol

Kim Carney said...

It is true, and I was so surprised that I could not take my eyes off of the screen. It was mesmerizing.

Cin said...

oh Kim, me too me too me too I was absolutely mesmorized and amazed at the variety of those credits. I meant to write about it on my blog but forgot, but I did think to mention in one of my posts Thomas Newman's soundtrack, some very beautiful tracks, oh most especially #5, "Resilience". I highly recommend the whole CD (he also wrote for "Road to Perdition" also quite beautiful !)

loved the movie, the graphics, the CD, and the books which you can download from "http://audible.com" they are great to listen to.

Gosh do sound like too big a fan of Lemony Snicket?!

Liquid Sky Arts said...

I wouldn't let my husband turn the channel until the credits were finished either...I adored the baby "biter"...oh, that film was pure eyecandy!

Amy said...

When my husband and I went on a movie date to see this movie I MADE him sit through the credits so I wouldn't miss a thing! We have it on DVD now and I've watched the credits and all the extras more than the actual movie and I love the movie!

*jenny said...

That animation is gorgeous! Fabulous!!!

Sandra said...

Wow, thanks for this sneak peak and for the tip! The movie hasn't come out yet here in France. There is no other word for it but mesmerizing, and I loved the music too. Not that you've told me how cool the credits are I'll make sure my 6 yr old stays put until the end :o)

RavenGrrl said...

Really cool credits. As I read your post about end credits I thought about how my husband and I almost always sit through the end credits, even when they're not as interesting as those of Lemony Snicket's ... or even downright boring. We watch end credits for several reasons, mostly because I think one of the first times we did sit through the end credits was for the film, "Mission" -- at the very end after the screen had gone black for a second, they showed a few seconds of the archbishop looking straight at you with a truly sad look - that look in his eyes said something we would never had "gotten" from the film if we had left before the credits rolled. We were the only ones in the theatre just then. So I realized that occasionally a filmmaker might save something special for the end credits.

Another reason is our youngest son is interested in filmmaking as a career and I always joke with my husband that we might see our son's name up there on the big screen if we sit thorugh the end credits! ;)

elizabeth said...

kim, we just watched this last night and i caught the opening part (the kids were acting up towards the end and i didn't get to see that part) and i luved it.

thanks for the links :)

Chris said...

Some book art for you: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/digitisation2.html