Talk:Star Wars opening crawl

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External links[edit]

I've deleted most of the external links because this article is about the crawls in Star Wars, not Star Wars itself. I only left the link to Star Wars' official website. Please, no link spam, only corresponding links to the topic! --Thorri 14:21, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

1977 Crawl[edit]

Perhaps someone should post the text of the 1977 Star Wars crawl, or at least note how it differs from the ANH crawl. -- 22:50, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Yes, I agree. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of the original Star Wars, before the ANH titling. If anyone does, any changes should be noted. --myselfalso 00:07, 14 March 2006 (UTC)


Does this article really belong to the Category:Monomyths. Star Wars itself is a monomyth, but this?.. --Koveras Flag of Russia.svg 12:54, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Since there has been no objection, I remove it from the category. --Koveras Flag of Russia.svg 18:32, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Opening crawl of Episode VI only has a three-dot ellipsis (…)[edit]

I'm watching Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi on DVD right now, and I noticed that, unlike the other five movies, the end of the crawl only has a three-dot ellipsis instead of a four-dot one. I also seem to remember that the original version of the movie only has a three-dot one as well; it's not just the DVD one. —OneofThem(talk)(contribs) 14:17, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

I took the liberty of changing the Episode VI crawl text article accordingly. If anyone finds any reasonable objection or proof against this, feel free to revert. —OneofThem(talk)(contribs) 13:52, 17 April 2006 (UTC)


Is this really important? Really? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:17, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

More general article?[edit]

Are Star Wars and Flash Gordon really the only movies to get away with playing this straight and not as a parody? Admittedly, Star Wars did do it pretty distinctively.

Also: if the article doesn't get deleted, possibly say something about how almost all Star Wars-license games also include textcrawls as a homage/tradition; as well as a few of the books.

Also, if not the slanted scrolling version, a lot of films do open or close with on-screen prose, despite it being kind of odd in a visual medium. (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is one example.) --DocumentN 03:13, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

I will have to find the reference again ("Serials" by Stedman, I think) but several Universal serials used the opening crawl (starting with The Phantom Creeps) - they were trying to "fix" have straight text on screen and later went on to forced scripted scenes where Character A tells Character B what's happened so far. When I get verfiable information I'll edit it into the Origins section. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 13:45, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Opening Crawl[edit]

This article should not be merged into the general Star Wars article because doing so makes it more difficult to differentiate that which is historically significant about the movie from that which is merely fans' trivia. DeepJedi (talk) 18:53, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away[edit]

There are two entries ((1) "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away" and (2) "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...") which were previously redirecting to the Star Wars page. I changed both redirects to point to this page instead ("Star Wars opening crawl") because the Star Wars page contains no reference to the quote in question ("A long time ago" etc.). It seems that this article ("Star Wars opening crawl") is the right place to find information about that quote.

Furthermore, it seems redundant to have both of the above-mentioned redirects. One will do. Note also that neither of them (neither (1) nor (2)) has the accurate punctuation. I propose to delete (2), since (1) has more of a discussion history (see its change history, something about "redirects for discussion"), and then change the name of entry (1) to correct the punctuation (i.e., add a comma and 4 periods). -- HLachman (talk) 06:48, 15 April 2014 (UTC)


I read somewhere that Lucas had to pay a fine for the crawl because the actor's names did not appear in the opening of the film. Is this true, and if so should it be added? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:15, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

No. That was on Empire, and it had nothing to do with the crawl itself. - Gothicfilm (talk) 04:27, 18 January 2015 (UTC)


In the article it mentions that a Google search for "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away" causes an Easter-egg where the Google results page resembles the Star Wars opening crawl. What's really cool is that the first result on that page is this article! Because encyclopedia articles are not supposed to be "self-referencing" it would not be appropriate to mention this on the article page. Etamni | ✉   23:44, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

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