Tuesday, May 23, 2006

10 NINE 8 7 SIX

At the start of old British films, the pre-title countdown sequence leading up to the actual start of the film would go: "10 NINE 8 7 SIX 5 4 3" in one-second intervals.

The 6 and 9 were spelt out to avoid confusion in case the film is put in upside-down!

The countdown ends at three so that the countdown isn't shown if the film is put on screen a little earlier than intended.

+I: Countdowns were used for the first time in the context of launching rockets in Fritz Lang's movie Frau im Mond.

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