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Do you invariably associate a studio logo/theme with a particular movie?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Holadem, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Holadem

    Holadem Well-Known Member

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    At the beginning of Mr and Mrs Smith the other day, when the Regency Picture logo and theme showed up, I half expected (and actually hoped [​IMG]) it would be followed by the opening credits of The Negotiator, a movie I watched countless times in the late 90s (I lost the disc since), and one of my favorite actions flicks. More than the Negotiator, that simple studio theme brought back a flurry of memories of that time of my life (college).

    I don't think I can ever see the Dimension Pictures name on screen without thinking of the Scream movies, and I don't even own any of them - nor did I love the movies, all of which I only screened once. Weird eh?

    I wonder how common this phenomenon is. Do you associate studio logos/themes with specific films, or even experiences?

    I am guessing that quite a few Star Wars fans secretly hope that one of their favorite movies will start after the fox logo [​IMG].

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  2. Justin W

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    yeah, star wars and the fox logo are married in my mind.

    another one is the old miramax logo and pulp fiction.

    and the orion logo and a number of great woody allen flicks.
     
  3. James@R

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    Yep, first one I thought of as well. [​IMG]

    What about the old "Cannon Group" logo? You see that thing slide across the screen, you pretty much know you're in for a winner. [​IMG]
     
  4. Felix Martinez

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    Universal = Jaws, The Birds
    WB = 1970s Clint Eastwood flicks
    UA = James Bond
    Ladd Company = Blade Runner, Outland
    Paramount = Indiana Jones
    Fox (Cinemascope version) = Star Wars
    Compass International = Halloween
     
  5. Holadem

    Holadem Well-Known Member

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    Ah yes, for me, it's Jurassic Park, possibly the most memorable theatrical experience I've had.

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  6. Travis Brashear

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    The STAR WARS one is certainly a given.

    For Paramount, I always assume it's gonna be a STAR TREK film.

    For Dreamworks, I assume it's gonna be a Steven Spielberg film.
     
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    NewLine = Dark City. This was the first movie I saw from them and I thought the corporate sonic logo was part of the Dark City soundtrack. It perfectly fits the feel of Dark City. I still expect Dark City when I hear it.

    Warner Bros = The Matrix. This was when I first saw modification of a corporate logo to fit the movie style. I always think of this when I see WB or other logos tweaked to fit a movie intro.

    Fox = Star Wars, of course
     
  8. Mike~Sileck

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    Pixar - Toy Story!!
     
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    Universal - Serenity (new logo) or Jurassic Park (old logo)
    WB - Harry Potter or Batman Begins (new logo), the previous four Batman films (old logo)
    Fox - Star Wars
    New Line Cinema - The Lord of the Rings
    Disney - Any of Disney's animated films from the '90s
    Pixar - Toy Story or The Incredibles
    Dreamworks - Mousehunt or The Ring
     
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    I'm yet another person who can't separate the Fox logo and fanfare from Star Wars. [​IMG]
     
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    My parents tell me that when I was little, every time I heard the Fox fanfare I would say or want to watch "Star Wars". Still when I hear the opening theme from Star Wars I half-expect to hear the Fox fanfare first.

    Universal = The Mummy (remake)
    DreamWorks = Shrek
     
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    Fox - Moulin Rouge.

    Everytime I hear the logo theme and then Sound of Music does NOT follow, I get a little sad inside.
     
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    Paramount=Grease
    MGM=The Wizard of Oz
    Fox=Star Wars and The Sound of Music
    Orion=Dances With Wolves
    Walt Disney Pictures=Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (re-release)
     
  14. Greg_S_H

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    The UA piano theme should mean Rocky III is coming up next.
     
  15. Patrick Soucy

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    Morgan Creek = Robin Hood !

    Sure, the theme music help a lot!!!
     
  16. John Kilduff

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    I associate the current Warner Brothers logo (with the "As Time Goes By" fanfare) with "Caddyshack 2". Ludicrous as that sounds, it was on HBO Comedy 2 years ago and I was expecting the logo Warner was using in 1988. Instead I see this logo and it's an indescribable feeling of definition (and definitely the only good part of the movie).

    The current Warner Brothers Television logo (with the final 4 notes of "As Time Goes By") is associated in my mind with many Warner titles I've seen on TV in the past several years.

    Here's a list of some of the Warner titles I've seen with that logo at the end:

    -The aforementioned "Caddyshack 2"
    -"Innerspace"
    -"Moving"
    -"The Witches Of Eastwick"
    -"Empire Of The Sun"
    -"Crossing Delancey"
    -"Ace Ventura: Pet Detective"
    -"The Last Starfighter" (A Universal release that Warner has the TV rights to)
    -"Action Jackson"
    -"Burglar"
    -"Scooby-Doo And The Cyber Chase"
    -"The Man Without A Face"
    -"Sharky's Machine"
    -"Batman"
    -"Singles"
    -"Singin' In The Rain" (The TCM Print)
    -"Fallen"
    -"Batman Returns"
    -"The Fugitive"

    The Warner logos just have this feel to them that says "This is who we are, for better or for worse".

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Another great thing about Warner Brothers.
     
  17. MatthewA

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    Ironically, the 20th logo is silent on this one.
     
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    Anyone know why the Fox logo is silent sometimes, and why the fanfare stops early other times?

    I miss the old TriStar fanfare with the leaping horse.
     
  19. MatthewA

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    There were 2 versions of the Fox fanfare: a standard version and an extended CinemaScope fanfare, to cover the "20th Century Fox Presents a CinemaScope Production" card that would fade in after the logo. In the 1970s and 1980s one could apparently choose which one they wanted to use. The short version wasn't rerecorded until the 1980s. Today's CGI version uses the extended version.
     
  20. Mark Edward Heuck

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    The original Fox fanfare as written by Alfred Newman was originally shorter than it is known to be today. What we generally associate with Fox is what is known as the "CinemaScope Extention," a longer version of the theme created for movies that Fox produced in their anamorphic CinemaScope process, with the "da-da-da-DAAA..." postscript playing underneath a title card that read "TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX PRESENTS A CINEMASCOPE PICTURE."

    By the early '70's, Fox had scrapped their logo music entirely for all practical purposes, except on special occasions like THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, and even then, they used the original short version of the theme. I could be wrong, but it may have been George Lucas who first brought back the "CinemaScope Extention" with STAR WARS, putting his "A Lucasfilm Presentation" card following the Fox logo.

    And until the creation of the modern "News Corporation" CGI logo, Fox continued to have no pattern to muting or using the long or short version of the theme. After the new logo was created, every Fox movie regardless of format plays the full "CinemaScope Extension" theme.
     

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