Cecchi Gori Group (Italy)

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Written by EnormousRat

Background: Founded by Mario and Vittorio Cecchi Gori, the company began producing films in 1987 and was renamed to Cecchi Gori Group after the death of Mario Cecchi Gori in 1993.

1st Logo

Cecchi Gori Group (1993)Cecchi Gori Group (1989)
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Logo: On a black background, a blue neon outlined C slowly flips out toward the left, followed by a smaller stylized G (a circle with a small nub breaking out of the right side), the latter having a residue trailing effect applied to it. The two meet together and flash. The words "MARIO & VITTORIO" and "CECCHI GORI", in light blue, rapidly zoom out toward the left from the top and bottom of the screen, respectively, via residue trails again. A line is drawn under the two, and "Produzione e distribuzione cinematografica" or "presentano" fades in below it.

Variant: An enhanced version was introduced
in the 90s.

FX/SFX: Trailing effects. This company used somewhat primitive means of animation for the time to make this logo (digital CGI was mainstream), but it looks well done.

Music/Sounds: A 1950s-style horn/string/percussion theme, accompanied by an 80s-style backbeat. On some films, it is silent.

Availability: Rare. Seen on Italian films such as
Il Piccolo Diavolo.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo

Cecchi Gori Group (2001)Cecchi Gori Group (w/o the company name)

Logo: On a black background, a black (with an orange outline) version of the letters from the previous logos slowly unfolds to reveal itself. Then the words CECCHI GORI GROUP fade in below.

FX/SFX: Just the rotating and shining.

Variant: There existsa version without the company byline. This can be seen on films such as The Second Wife.

Music/Sounds: Usually silent.

Availability: Common in Italy and Europe, but uncommon in the United States. Usually preserved following the Miramax logo on American releases of their films. Seen on films such as I'll Postiano, and Life is Beautiful.

Editor's Note: None.