The first time I saw Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time In The West, I almost fell out of my cinema seat when I saw the story credit:
These three geniuses — each a master in completely different genres — were in the same room, let alone worked on the same film? This is like Fantasy Football, or an Alan Moore graphic novel, or a Philip José Farmer book. That the film they worked out turned out to be so mind-bogglingly brilliant is all the sweeter.
I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while, but it seems timely now that the latest Hell Is For Hyphenates features a discussion about Leone’s career. You should click here to listen or subscribe via the iTunes store, he said without shame.
In the meantime, if you have any other credit screens that rival the above, list them below! My current favourite? Tintin‘s screenplay credit, featuring Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish.
When Morris Gleitzman and Paul Jennings wrote that book series together around 1998, I lost my shit. Just pretend those books were a film and there’s your answer.
Yeah, what the hell, let’s include books! Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman hooking up for Good Omens has got to count.
This is a small collection of really awesome movie titles and some sequences. I love it!
The following came from Shannon Marinko:
If you can’t read it, it says “Underwater Nude Volleyball Sequences by Jacques Coote”
You’ve clearly not seen this Sam Jackson credit: http://t.co/RtQ24L6V