Paramount Pictures are celebrating their 100th Anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than to revamp your logo.
All studio logos get a little nip and tuck over the years and Paramount is no stranger to that concept. I watched Home Alone the other night, and the Fox logo looks like I drew it, in third grade.
The press release from the studio is below:
“Paramount Pictures today unveiled a new company logo that commemorates the studio’s 100th Anniversary in show business. The new logo can be seen on the new Tom Cruise starrer, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL. The movie will open in IMAX and on other premium large format screens on Friday, December 16th and in theatres everywhere on December 21st.”
“The studio’s first logo, a symbol of a rugged, snow-covered peak from the Wasatch mountain range, was created in 1916. The 100th Anniversary logo was created by Devastudios, Inc.”
“Paramount will use the logo throughout its centennial year in 2012. Beginning in 2013, the wording about the 100th anniversary will be removed from the logo, with the rest of the design remaining in use.”
Spoiler Alert! If you havent seen Drive, then this might not be the best video for you, YET! Artists Tom Haugomat and Bruno Mangyoku made this minimalist video, complete with Ryan Gosling’s bloody scorpion jacket which is really a lot more enjoyable when it springs out at you through the course of the moody, sleek, well-tempered film.
The sliced font in Psycho, a body sailing in slow mo through the flames of an exploded car against Vegas neon in Casino, its all part of design god Saul Bass’s greatest film/tv titles, cut together for your pleasure.
Hollywood rebel Roger Corman, the B-movie king who made lots of terrible crap really quick and jump-started the careers of Paul W.S. Anderson, Eli Roth, Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson, Robert DeNiro, etc. etc. etc., gets the docu treatment with Alex Stapleton’s “Corman’s World: Exploits of A Hollywood Rebel.” Its pretty awesome to see all of these movie icons who got their starts making pretty horrible movies in under a weeks time. Bad ass!
The Matrix was an amazing movie, lets not even pretend like it wasnt, but seeing this montage makes me a little bit sad. I guess its like they say though, nothing is really original, and everything is a copy in one way or another. I mean, they even tried to say that Inception, the most original movie to come out in the last 10 years was a rip off of a Duck Tails episode from the 90s. Either way, this video can at least remind us that there really isnt anything as cool as a Kung Fu flick.
The Other F Word opens at Film Forum in November and it plans to show you how the pioneers from the Punk Rock era such as Rancid, NIN and Circle Jerks into such grown-up softies. With a large cast of “society’s ultimate anti-authoritarians” who now spend the profits of their once very popular bands on Barbies and little frilly things with hearts and skulls because all their dads were complete assholes, so they might as well shelf some of that bravado and make some kiddies happy.
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The Church of the Holy Communion in Chelsea is a mall now, but just a decade ago it was a vast, teeming, thumping, Club Kid-infested, glorious hole, which you had to experience to actually believe.
Produced by the club owner’s daughter Jen Gatien, it’s looking to be full of insight on the empire that got a little too big to rule and the man who became the prime, exemplary target of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ’90s war on drugs and happy times.
Opens September 23.