Archive for January 4, 2009

Intertitle of the Week: L’Enfant Sausage

Posted in FILM with tags , on January 4, 2009 by dcairns

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From Cecil B. DeMille’s THE GODLESS GIRL, a rather smart piece of Christian propaganda. The title refers to a daring frankfurter-based prison break perpetrated by the protags.

Sorry, I forget who suggested this — was it Paul? Thanks anyway! Great intertitle. And I like the shaft of heavenly light behind the lettering.

It begins…

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on January 4, 2009 by dcairns

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…and we might think, “Aw, a retro-thirties Universal logo! This is actually quite nice.”

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And then a more modern plane, and we think, “Ah-hah! Bringing it all up to date. That’s kind of cute.”

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“Concorde!” we cry. “Somehow tacky, but still acceptable.” Meanwhile titles are appearing, some of which might inspire mild alarm, some confusion, some genuine enthusiasm.

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“Hooray!” But — “A flying saucer? I thought we were moving forward in time, but that’s a classic Adamski U.F.O. from the ’50s. They have become confused.”

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“Uh-oh, what’s happening now?”

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“Let the shit begin!”

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Posted in FILM with tags , , on January 4, 2009 by dcairns

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From the start of QUAIS DES BRUMES — as suggested by Guy Budziak. Nice logo! When you see it in motion, it not only grows bigger, but the rays of light shimmer in an attractive way.

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