Citadel Entertainment

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
EnormousRat

Captures by
EnormousRat, SubparMario63 and Eric S.

Video captures courtesy of
EDC4,Broken Saw and Luli Logo (Lucia Olivera 2)

Background

Once a major supplier of TV movies and miniseries, Citadel Entertainment was founded in 1986 by producers Robert Cooper and David Ginsburg. In 1991, Citadel was sold to HBO, which in turn sold a half-interest in the company to UK's Anglia Television two years later. In 1997, HBO/Anglia sold Citadel to Alliance Communications. Most of Citadel's library is today owned by Warner Bros. via HBO.

(March 7, 1988-November 16, 2001)

Logo: On a black background, we see a ghostly shadow of a pediment in blue twilight. The crescent moves from the right, passes the ruins and transforms into a full moon, then goes to the left. The pediment and hill it stands on both turn gold. The word "CITADEL" appears, with "ENTERTAINMENT" below, separated by a line.

Variants:

  • The opening version features starry background and slowed-up motion.
  • Sometimes, "L.P." is added after "ENTERTAINMENT".
  • During the 1990-1993 season, the byline "A TIME WARNER COMPANY" was seen.
  • In 1999, the Alliance Atlantis byline was added.

Technique: The moving crescent, and the golden color transformation.

Music/Sounds: Rustling sounds with a deep noise. For the closing version, it's the closing theme of the movie. On Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View and My Son Johnny, it's a gentle 11-note piano jingle, which is slightly speedup on the latter movie.

Availability: Rare. Can be found at the end of the films from 1988-2001, including Haven and Blackout Effect.

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