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Background[]

Studio Éclipse (or Société Générale des Cinématographes Eclipse) was a French production company that was founded by George Rogers on August 30, 1906. Initially, it was a subsidiary of the Charles Urban Trading Company. The company would cease operations when World War I began.

(1906-1914)[]

Logo: On a black background, we see two moons surrounded by clouds and a few stars scattered around with. The word "ECLIPSE" in an arc is placed over these two moons.

Variants:

  • An alternate version of this logo has it more closer to the screen with more puffy clouds and no stars.
  • The logo may appear in a red hue.
  • On the title card of their films, the standard logo is smaller and appears above the title of the movie.
    • Starting in 1912, a print version of the logo is used with the left moon now being a globe and the right a crescent moon.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Ultra rare. Was seen on many of their releases such as Arthéme avale sa clarinette, Promenade sentimentale, Polycarpe veut faire un carton, and La Crue de la Seine. Similar with other companies, their catalogue has been subject to deterioration or falling into the public domain, resulting in this logo being removed completely, or being replaced with reconstructed openings and endings that do not contain this logo, which is the case for most of Eyefilm's restored prints of their films, or even international releases. However, the title card variant can be seen on their prints of Arthème Dupin échappe encore, Polyte esclave de la consigne, and La Journée de Fifi.

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