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January 1, 2011 9:29 AM   Subscribe

The End of Warner Bros. The End of Metro Goldwyn Mayer.

More studios coming soon. In the meantime, why not head back to the beginning and browse by year or genre (to see larger versions of the screenshots, click the small "S" or "T" beneath the picture).
posted by fight or flight (18 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite

 
You can also mouse over the screenshot and see the title of the film. Very cool.
posted by Huck500 at 9:38 AM on January 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


That's pretty cool, thanks.
posted by Gator at 9:45 AM on January 1, 2011


Vaguely related: Forget the Film, Watch the Titles, and I could have sworn there was another post on title cards, with a similar format to this one.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:48 AM on January 1, 2011


Fucking awesome.
posted by marxchivist at 9:59 AM on January 1, 2011


I kind of feel that Torchy Blane, The Adventurous Blond should have a more dramatic end card.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:00 AM on January 1, 2011


Slightly disappointed as I read the text literally.
posted by fartknocker at 10:27 AM on January 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wow, that's great site for typography nerds like myself. Thanks.
posted by rmmcclay at 10:40 AM on January 1, 2011


Awesome site.
posted by cavalier at 10:46 AM on January 1, 2011


E V E R Y   C H R I S T O P H E R   N O L A N   T I T L E
posted by Taft at 10:47 AM on January 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


I don't recall seeing a "The End" card for any recent pictures. Screenwriting is so bad now, films don't end, they just peter out.
posted by Faze at 10:50 AM on January 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


This is terrific stuff -- thank you!
posted by blucevalo at 11:17 AM on January 1, 2011


Absolutely beautiful site.
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:21 AM on January 1, 2011


That's a pretty nice site, very unique.
posted by couchcontent.com at 12:01 PM on January 1, 2011


I don't recall seeing a "The End" card for any recent pictures. Screenwriting is so bad now, films don't end, they just peter out.
posted by Faze at 1:50 PM on January 1


it's not a "recent recent" movie but i think MOULIN ROUGE had one.
posted by liza at 1:06 PM on January 1, 2011


Sorry, the "awesome post" contest closed at midnight.
posted by Joe Beese at 3:33 PM on January 1, 2011


Gorgeous stuff! Particularly interesting is the almost dissolving upper case E and then just as it becomes almost unreadable, it pulls back in to a tight, structured form, only to repeat the process in later decades.
posted by Mizu at 4:55 PM on January 1, 2011


What? No love for fini?
posted by Effigy2000 at 10:14 PM on January 1, 2011


I recognized a couple of the ending credits from often-watched movies like The Adventures of Robin Hood, My Fair Lady and Casablanca.

It was interesting to go through and see how much you could tell about the genre of the film through the visual language of the fonts and backgrounds. Made a nice guessing game.

If I ever write my screenplay, I'll make sure to try and include an ending card. For the typography geeks of later generations.
posted by Muttoneer at 6:01 AM on January 2, 2011


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