Beijing Film Studio (China)

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Logo descriptions by
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Background

Beijing Film Studio was founded in 1949 as Peking Film Studio, and got its current name in October that year. From 1956 to 1959, the studio made 50 films, including Song of Youth and New Year Sacrifice. In the 1970s, it produced the film What a Family and a 1975 film called Hai Xia. From the 1980s up to 2000, the modern era of Chinese film began to produce hit films such as Rickshaw Boy from 1982. It is the oldest movie studio in China since the Chinese film industry began to make films in Shanghai.

1st Logo (1950? - 1953)

Logo: On a sky background, we see a worker-soldier-peasant-type statue rotating on the background, and we see "Chinese Film Town - Beijing Film Studio" in Chinese fades in below. The statue then stops. This logo is nearly identical with the Northeast Film Studio and the first Shanghai Film Studio logos, with the only difference being the addition of the view of Beijing behind the statue.

Variant: The position of the logo may vary.

FX/SFX: The statue rotating.

Music/Sounds: A proud-sounding fanfare.

Availability: Uncommon.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo (1956-1957)

Logo: Similar to the last logo, but the statue is different, the side view of the Beijing city is slightly different, the Chinese name is now simplified, and the sky is now in blue (possibly green due to the film quality).

Variants:

  • The black and white version of this variant has been spotted.
  • One variant has the name in traditional Chinese, the logo is entirely cyan-green tinted, and the clouds were added.

FX/SFX: The statue turning, the text appearing.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme.

Availability: Rare. Seen on New Year Sacrifice, The Girl from Shanghai and many others.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo (1957-1965?)

Logo: Same as before, but the statue is still. A light illuminates the statue as the Chinese text and the English pronunciation appears below.

'Variants:

  • A black and white version has been spotted.
  • A rare variant lacks the English pronunciation, the sky is now blue, the city background is shifted up, and the Chinese characters are in gold.

FX/SFX: The statue being illuminated, the text fading in.

Music/Sounds: The generic theme.

Availability: Seen on some films from the era. One example is Song of Youth. Also appeared on the beginning of the movie Kuang Deng.

Editor's Note: None.

4th Logo (1969?-1980)

Logo: On a red sunburst background, we see a gold model of the Tiananmen Square with some street lights. On the bottom of the screen is "BEIJING FILM STUDIO" in Chinese.

Variants:

  • A early/still variant has a red background with sun rays and the Chinese text is in a slightly different font. The variant also has the model zoomed out.
  • A CinemaScope version exists.
  • Depending to the film quality, the logo might be tinted yellow or white.

FX/SFX: The sunburst moving. None for the early variant.

Music/Sounds: A majestic triumphant fanfare.

Availability: Uncommon. It's seen on Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy and Hai Xia. The early variant is ultra rare and probably appeared on two example of movies including Ode to the Dragon River and On the Delivery Road.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo (1980-2005?)

Logo: On a marble background, we see a golden sticker-like model of the Tiananmen Square carved on a marble tip. The Chinese text from the previous logos and the pronunciation like the 3rd logo appears below. The logo stands for 4 to 12 seconds.

Variants:

  • A green marble background version exists. For the CinemaScope green marble variant, it's used like the previous logo than before.
  • A CinemaScope version also exists, like the previous logo.
  • From the later years, a marble background is different, the model of the Tiananmen Square is slightly improved, and the English text is in a Arial font.
  • The 2001 variant is a different, The variant lacks the English text, the model looks slightly different, and the background is now light orange. The Chinese text that reads "BEIJING FILM STUDIO" fades to another Chinese text that reads "CHINA FILM CORPORATION".
  • From the later 2000s, the logo is different, but the text name referred to "CHINA FILM GROUP CORPORATION/BEIJING FILM STUDIO" with Chinese characters below. The prototype variant has a English name in Times New Roman-like font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the film or silent.

Music/Sounds Variants: A fanfare version of this logo is also heard.

Availability: Common.

  • Seen on some 1980-2001 films, like Golden Dart Hero, Woman Taxi Woman, Bi xue bao dao, Zu Mao and his Daughters, Intimate Friends, The Go Masters, and Rickshaw Boy.
  • The 2001 variant is rare as a placeholder logo and it was seen on Legend of Ghost Xi Fangping.
  • The later 2000s variant is rare and it was seen on some movies before the company closure of China Film Group Corporation and China Film Co., Ltd. It was seen on Fight for Justice.

Editor's Note: None.

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