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Monday Night Owls - 2 October 2017 - Why the ´skip intro´ feature is bad for classic films
We read an article talking about a new feature on Netflix - skipping the opening credits in TV programs and films - and why this is bad news for classic films:
Vocabulary Top 10:
opening credits - a list of the most prominent people involved in a television broadcast or film, shown at the beginning of the program
shush - to tell someone to be quiet; also can be used to tell someone to be quiet
cinephilia - a passionate interest in cinema, film theory, and film criticism
rolled out - launch or release; offered or sold for the first time
binging - to eat, drink, etc., too much in a short period of time; in this context, to watch multiple episodes of one program in a row
tight-lipped - not willing to speak about something
perfunctory - used to describe something that is done without energy or enthusiasm because of habit or because it is expected
riffed - something improvised related to a single subject; to talk about a particular subject in usually a quick and lively way
carry the torch - to support or promote a cause in an enthusiastic way
inimitable - impossible to copy or imitate
Do you like watching the opening credits of a movie?
What is your favourite opening to a movie?