Mirage Enterprises

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
EnormousRat and Eric S.

Background

This is the production company of Sydney Pollack.

Note: Not to be confused with the American comic book company Mirage Studios.

1st Logo (November 19, 1981, August 1-September 26, 1993)

Logo: On a black background, we see a filmstrip superimposed with a big lowercase "M" coloured grey. Under it, the words "MIRAGE ENTERPRISES" appear.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: TBA.


2nd Logo (October 8, 1995-December 12, 2008)

Logo: We see a live action shot of clouds moving. After a few seconds it begins to fold, like a piece of paper, into a paper plane, against either a white or a gradient blue background. The word "MIRAGE" then slides in from below. Reflections of the letters can be seen as the word slides into place.

Variants:

  • On The Reader, the logo is black and white.
  • On the 2nd season of Fallen Angels, a prototype variant is used. The sky image is still and much brighter, as well as the airplane design, and the folding animation is done through a morph effect. The "MIRAGE" text fades in below, along with the reflections.

Technique: Moving clouds, landscape folding into paper, the word rising up, the shine.

Music/Sounds: None or a soft organ theme.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on Sliding Doors, The Reader, The Quiet American, and Blow Dry, among others. Might also be on Catch a Fire and Michael Clayton.

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