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In Memory of Sydney Pollack (1935-2008)

Background[]

Mirage Enterprises was an American film production company founded by late director and producer Sydney Pollack in 1985.

1st Logo (April 1, 1988-1995)[]

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

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: First appeared on Bright Lights, Big City.

2nd Logo (1995-2008)[]

Nickname: "Folding Mirage"

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 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.
  • The early version, featured on Sliding Doors, featured a white background.

FX/SFX: Moving clouds, landscape folding into paper, the word rising up, the shine.

Music: None or a soft organ theme.

Availability: Uncommon. Seen on Sliding Doors (albeit in prototype form), The Reader, The Quiet American, and Blow Dry, among others. Might also be on Catch a Fire.

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