Universal is celebrating 100 years with a new very cool logo. I've never liked their intros, but this one is pretty awesome.
What are some chud favorites over the years?
Not one of the big movie studio logos, but Marvel one has always been pretty exciting. So much so that DC basically lifted the basic idea of it.
I think it first showed in front of Spider-man.
You know which one I'm really tired of seeing these days? ORIGINAL FILM. I don't have to point out what a weak name that is.
Dammit, I was about to edit my first post and add that! Damn you connection issues!
Always thought the standard Dreamworks intro was really sweet. Pixar's is just so simple, cute, and elegant. I kinda wish Disney went back to that kind of simplicity with its iconic magic kingdom intro, but that's not gonna happen.
Ill bite on this one: The Dreamworks logo. Just a little kid, fishing in the clouds, while John Williams does his thing.
On the same note, does watching Lux bounce around, looking for the I in Pixar ever get old? Answer: No.
I never knew Williams composed the little Dreamworks theme! Makes sense!
This. I've always hated it, but it's getting to the point where even a dumb audience is laughing at it. It wouldn't be so bad if each logo itself wasn't an epic short film.
The CBS/Fox logo was always a VHS favorite (and that awesome music!)...it was attached to the old Star Wars trilogy VHS tapes, the unmolested versions. There was a raw grittiness to the old logos I liked...and the CBS/Fox one looked like you were flying through the death star trench.
I was thinking this exact thing when I saw The Iron Lady recently. That shit had no less than FIVE film company logos. By the fifth one I thought, "These assholes really need to form a conglomerate or something because this is just stupid".
That United Artists one used to scare the shit out of me as a kid. I dont know why.
Also, i think we can all agree Enter The Void's opening credits are just one giant French middle finger to the whole concept.
I love the iconic elegance of the older logos.
I mean, what the fuck is that one with people happily walking in a park fading into an image of a girl banging on a drum? I hate that one. THE FUCK DOES IT MEAN???
I kinda like the ones that fool me into thinking that the movie has started. I also hate them. JUST START THE MOVIE.
Side question: Which major studio tends to allow movies to play with their logo the most or incorporate them into the film's own aesthetic? My gut answer is Warner Bros (Harry Potter movies, primarily).
THIS one always unnerved me because it was less a logo than a warning that said "You are about to watch something that will fuck you up".
I LOVE the ongoing WB trend of their specialized shield logos, particularly for all of the Batman films.
I LOVE this one when it and Kubrick's choice in music kick off BARRY LYNDON. (though not in scope)
That old UA logo is scarier and more unsettling than many of today's studio horror movies.
No '80s home video experience was complete without the exceptionally disruptive Vestron logo:
It's that cut-off note at the end I remember most. Was it supposed to be like that? Because it was ALWAYS like that.
It's like it gave up right before the finish line! Hahahha
One that I never realized my affection for: the Universal logo of the 80s and early 90s. When it kicked off Drag Me to Hell, it was a very welcome sight. Got me in the right mood.
First place is Warners. Second place is Fox. I still remember opening night of Alien 3, audience cheering when the lights went down, and the second the fanfare stuck on that one note, audience went dead silent.
I remember Fox used to do some cutesy things with their logo in front of Hal Needham's films, like cars racing in and out of the letters.
And I remember the Universal globe slowly flooding in front of Waterworld.
Sadly, that's where the film peaked.
It's not TV, it's a monolith like entity from outer space
That UA one has always been one of my favorites. It always sucked me in when I stumbled upon it in the days of pre cable guide channel surfing, because it made me think some horror film or thriller was starting. The MGM/UA one is pretty good too, though less ominous:
Another favorite is Toho:
Especially the Tohoscope version:
And especially when there is Akira Ifukube or Masaru Sato music playing over it
Also, yeah, the 20th Century Fox fanfare still gets me excited. And yeah, it's largely a Pavlovian response from a childhood spent watching and loving STAR WARS.
Just to rock out with their cock out, they should reserve this for airings of Game of Thrones.
This was in front of the Ghostbusters tape I grew up watching. Needless to say, every time I watch the film, even today, I still have a slight expectation of the flying HBO letters before the Columbia logo.