Stage 32 Glossary


Titles are text that appear on the film screen and convey information. Categories of titles include: credit titles, main titles, end titles, insert titles, and subtitles. A "creeper title," also known as a roll-up title, refers to a film title that appears to move solwly across the screen vertically or horizontally. In silent film, "titles" (called title cards or intertitles) included the written commentary and full screens of textual dialogue spliced within the action. Title design refers to the artistic manner in which the title of a film is displayed on screen. The "working title" is the name by which a film is known while it is being made (e.g., during the filming of "Psycho" in 1960, it was known as "Production 9401"). See "Movie Title Screens" and "credits."