Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Reel Change: Logos

Today we look at a delightful tradition of cinematic storytelling, one we find at the very beginning of our favorite films: studio logos. These jingles & fanfares are the anthems of Hollywood industry and have been crafted by our most beloved screen composers. We chronicle this unique musical art form from the dawn of sound-film to the present day, uncovering much about the evolution of cinema in the process. What were initially war cries on the battlefield of early Hollywood eventually evolved into tiny hymns celebrating the wonder of moviegoing. Today's episode brings together almost too many legendary composers to mention: Alfred Newman, Max Steiner, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Michael Kamen (to name but a few). Put on your headphones and take a trip down memory-lane with us as we celebrate the past & present (and try our best to contain our anticipation for the next film subject...). Enjoy!

Classic Film and TV Studio Signature Logos

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