Granada Films

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background

Granada Films was a production subsidiary of Granada Media that was formed in 1986, first as Granada International Productions, then Granada Film Productions, and it was closed in 2006, after the release of The Queen.



1st Logo (1988-Early 1990's)

Logo: On a black background, a light gray paint bucket appears, revealing it was a rectangle. Then a series of white patterned circles draw from the rectangle, and then two parts have colored first red, then the other center part was colored green, then to blue on the right side, and then to yellow on the bottom. Then the logo zooms out, and the word "GRANADA Film Productions" fades in below the rectangle.

Technique: The drawing of the logo, the logo zooming out.

Music/Sounds: An ascending synthesizer xylophone theme with chimes.

Availability: Rare. Can be seen on early Granada's movies, like Joyriders.


2nd Logo (1998)

Logo: It's only the same as the closing version of the TV logo at that time, except the text below reads "A GRANADA FILM PRODUCTION".

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on the film Girls' Night.


3rd Logo (1999-2001)

Logo: It's almost the same as the Granada Media logo, but the abstract "G" symbol rotates, and in metallic form, and in the center, and the word "FILM", is shown below instead of "MEDIA".

Variants: The ending credits of Rogue Trader use the print logo.

Technique: The Granada symbol rotating.

Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Rare. Kept on the original DVD release of Essex Boys, while the regular Granada TV logo appears in the closing credits.


4th Logo (2001-2003)

Logo: Same as the 3rd Granada logo, except the logo is filmed.

Technique: Same as the 3rd Granada logo.

Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Rare. Seen only on the movies Ghost World and The Gathering. The logo did not appear on the U.S. release of the former.


5th Logo (October 6, 2006)

Logo: On a black background, a light blue stamp consisting of "GRANADA" (in the Clarendon font used for the classic Granada Television logos) in a chipped box zooms out and settles in the space. The words "A" and "PRODUCTION" appear above and below the stamp respectively.

Technique: The zooming.

Music/Sounds: A clang.

Availability: Only appears on The Queen.


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