Walter Mencken 2:37 p.m., March 1
The Movie Studio Logo Quiz: The Final Confrontation
My hunt for "logoriginality" has taken me through over half my video collection. This is it. The well has run dry.
Studios generally do not like having their trademarks tampered with. I visited well over a thousand openings and though far from scientific, my research reveals all but a few would allow their heraldry to be recast. Of the big five Golden Age studios, Fox, Paramount, and Universal were the most inclined to open on their emblem. Columbia was the most inventive, particularly when it came to comedies, and Warners actually allowed their brand to be printed over the image.
I couldn't have made this one any easier if I told you it didn't rhyme with "Coarse Weathers" or "Glove Sappy."
It's a good thing no one suspects that all of these screen caps come from my personal stock. I'd lose what little is left of my good standing if people knew I own some of these.
This one is a bit deceptive. Fans of this 1976 film will instantly recognize the grain pattern.
It's the "Presents" typeface and ocean-blue (hint, hint) background that set this one apart.
The world's longest (only?) cartoon milk commercial.
12.) What '80's Paramount Picture opens somewhere beyond the studio's emblematic snow capped mountain?
13.) This Paramount comedy had the audacity to reference their rival's Tower.
More like this:
- The Movie-Studio Logo Quiz: A New Beginning — Dec. 19, 2011
- The Movie Studio Logo Quiz III: The Heretic — Nov. 14, 2011
- The Crazy Credits, Crawls, and Cautionary Warnings Quiz — Sept. 30, 2011
- The Movie Studio Logo Quiz: The Adventure Continues — Sept. 19, 2011
- The Movie Studio Logo Quiz — Sept. 14, 2011