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Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / Screenplays
|Spanish term or phrase: Sobre negros (ver contexto por favor)|
|It's an indication on a screenplay. The screen is supposed to be all black (I mean, no color at all) and an epigraph will appear on white letters. It goes something like this: |
"Te castigan por tus virtudes. Sólo perdonan sinceramente tus errores" Friedrich Nietzsche
I'm looking for the industry-way to say this in US English. Any ideas? Thank you all!
|TITLE CARD OVER BLACK|
As a total movie buff, I'm lucky to have several printed copies of original scripts. I specially looked up two of them to help you: Hannah and Her Sisters and Pulp Fiction. Both have the kind of title card you're describing.
Have you seen Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters"? Well, many of W. Allen's films have the same: to end one scene and start another, he puts these black "signs", announcing what's going to come next.
I've also looked them up online for you to see.
In the case of "Hannah..."
As the last credit appears, the song ends in a crescendo and
the screen fades to total black.
Immediately, a new melody begins, an uptempo jazz number, as
a title appears on the screen.
"God, she's beautiful..."
(This is white letters on total black)
Same happens with Pulp Fiction:
Expect a call around 10:30. It's
about thirty minutes away. I'll be
there in ten.
He hangs up. We never see his face.
TITLE CARD OVER BLACK:
"NINE MINUTES AND THIRTY-SEVEN SECONDS LATER"
EXT. JIMMIE'S STREET - MORNING
Hope it helps!
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|Great Research, Kironne! Thank you for your help and thanks to everyone for your suggestions. |
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Fade out to black
In Microsoft Windows Movimaker and Powerpoint, there are transitions called "fade in from black"/ "fade out to black". The text or picture emerges from dark background(fade in from black) and after display fades out leaving the background black(fade out to black).
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