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8th Aug '16 5:25:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' uses one of these. Notable as the only game in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise (at the time of its release) to do so.

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* ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' uses one of these. Notable as the only game in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' franchise (at the time of its release) to do so.
22nd Apr '16 11:57:38 AM pinkdalek
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* Every ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' from ''I'' to ''VI'' has one. One was written for ''VII'' and remains in the demo version, but was excised for the final game, resulting in the [[LeaveTheCameraRunning notoriously extended blank shot of stars]] at the beginning of the opening FMV.
14th Apr '16 10:02:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DrStrangelove'' opens with an opening scroll which was a basic disclaimer telling patrons that the film was a cautionary tale.

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* ''DrStrangelove'' ''Film/DrStrangelove'' opens with an opening scroll which was a basic disclaimer telling patrons that the film was a cautionary tale.
10th Apr '16 6:15:58 PM AjWargo
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* The Creator/DiC dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' added one of these: "From a far away place and time Earth's greatest adventure is about to begin" at the start of the show up until Jadite's death and Nephrite replacing him. After that, the scroll was abandoned.

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* The Creator/DiC dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' added one of these: "From a far away place and time Earth's greatest adventure is about to begin" at the start of the show up until Jadite's Jadeite's death in Episode 10 (three episodes in his arc were skipped) and Nephrite replacing him. After that, the scroll was abandoned.
5th Apr '16 8:30:54 AM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga'': The game itself averts this trope by placing the opening text ("In another time in another world...") on a static screen in AttractMode. However, a [[https://youtu.be/-lXV9eanpBY?t=1126 promotional video]] gives it the epic scrolling treatment, with a narrator reading the text in SurprisinglyGoodEnglish.
8th Mar '16 8:57:55 AM Prfnoff
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![[center:Examples]]

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![[center:Examples]]!Examples
8th Mar '16 8:55:28 AM Prfnoff
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[--[[center:If you want to get your story's]]--]
[--[[center:messy background out of the way as fast]]--]
[--[[center:as possible but don't have the budget to shoot ]]--]
[--[[center:the background scenes for the OpeningMonologue, then]]--]
[--[[center:your next best option is the simple yet elegant OpeningScroll.]]--]
[-[[center:As the name implies, this is a text scroll that passes over (or ''into'')]]-]
[-[[center:the screen, supplying all relevant information with minimal impact on the movie's]]-]
[-[[center: running time or budget. A variation is to have the text fade up and then fade down,]]-]
[-[[center: but this is something that shouldn't go on for too long due to being terribly dull to watch.]]-]
[[center:Expect many examples to be an homage and/or parody]]
[[center:of ''Film/StarWars'', which itself did so as homage to the [[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]] serials.]]
'''[[center:See also WarWasBeginning. Compare and contrast OpeningMonologue, TitleIn.]]'''

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[--[[center:If %% Please do not make this description self-demonstrating by altering the text size and alignment.

If
you want to get your story's]]--]
[--[[center:messy
story's messy background out of the way as fast]]--]
[--[[center:as
fast as possible but don't have the budget to shoot ]]--]
[--[[center:the
the background scenes for the OpeningMonologue, then]]--]
[--[[center:your
then your next best option is the simple yet elegant OpeningScroll.]]--]
[-[[center:As
Opening Scroll.

As
the name implies, this is a text scroll that passes over (or ''into'')]]-]
[-[[center:the
''into'') the screen, supplying all relevant information with minimal impact on the movie's]]-]
[-[[center:
movie's running time or budget. A variation is to have the text fade up and then fade down,]]-]
[-[[center:
down, but this is something that shouldn't go on for too long due to being terribly dull to watch.]]-]
[[center:Expect
watch.

Expect
many examples to be an homage and/or parody]]
[[center:of
parody of ''Film/StarWars'', which itself did so as homage to the [[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]] serials.]]
'''[[center:See
serials.

See
also WarWasBeginning. Compare and contrast OpeningMonologue, TitleIn.]]'''
TitleIn.



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31st Jan '16 8:39:16 PM Grade0
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* WebVideo/CinemaSins adds a sin when this occurs, because "reading."
15th Jan '16 2:18:26 PM Anddrix
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* TheMovie of ''Film/AeonFlux'' inexplicably starts with the scroll, and then still has a monologue after it. We wouldn't get just one of them? Talk about ViewersAreMorons.

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* TheMovie of ''Film/AeonFlux'' inexplicably starts with the scroll, and then still has a monologue after it. We wouldn't get just one of them? Talk about ViewersAreMorons.
18th Dec '15 3:22:07 AM Ccook1956
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* ''DrStrangelove'' opens with an opening scroll which was a basic disclaimer telling patrons that the film was a cautionary tale.
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