The end of 2009, the end of the noughties. While most movie-related websites are releasing lists containing the best movies made in the past decade I decided to focus on the end. Literally.

I’ve added a new page to the Movie title stills collection: ‘The End’ of Warner Bros.
This is the first page in a series dedicated to the ‘The End’ title screen. To show the evolution in their designs I decided to dedicate an entire page to one studio. More pages will follow (at the end of next month/year).

Unlike other studios Warner Bros. managed to maintain consistency in their designs. Their logo, which hasn’t changed much since the early 1930s, is present in every design they’ve done.
The images displayed are from movies made from 1924 (Beau Brummel) to 1967 (Cool hand Luke and Wait until dark). Earlier films – Warner Bros. made their first film in 1918 – are either lost or not yet available on dvd.

At present, the Movie title stills collection features over 500 ‘The End’ title stills. 60 of them are from the sixties, 4 from the seventies and one from the eighties. During the past decade a few nostalgic directors decided to show a ‘The End’ title at the end of their movies.

I’ve been able to locate a few: Spirited away (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), Death Proof (2007), Planet terror (2007) and Youth without youth (2007)