Asked • 06/13/19

Why are electricians listed in the closing credits?

The closing credits in a full length movie can seemingly go on for ages, or at least 10 minutes or more after the actual film has ended. I realize that modern movies requires a lot of professional people to produce, but why include every single person? The *audience* might be interested in the director, producer(s) and actors.Other *movie makers* might be interested in finding out who did the beautiful lighting (*Director of Photography*) and employ them in their next film.But I have hard time imagining that someone is interested in who the electricians were. "The light bulbs really worked good." :)Or for that matter Key grip, Best boy and head carpenter.<br />**Bonus question:** Have the end credits changed over the years and is there a tendency to cut out "unimportant" people from the end credits in new films? In Sweden, where I live, the TV networks have started to cut the end credits when they air movies to save time I guess. In my opinion it reflects peoples lack of interest in reading the same.

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Osman A. answered • 02/07/20

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