WPIX 8 O'Clock Movie Bumper (1970)

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    shiroihikari Posted 11 years 8 months ago
    Does anybody know how they made this thing? I know it probably wasn't computer generated. I was just asking because the marquee text curves slightly upward at the left side of the screen.
    Demache Posted 11 years 8 months ago
    jeez case my computer lag.
    burbank Posted 12 years 2 months ago
    One more thing, the dialogue, "The Choice is Clear..." is sort of a nod, a copycat use, or a dig to the jingle/logo that competing WNEW was using at the time when they had launched their "The Choice is Five" campaign. A nice way to get around infringement of copyright and intellectual property rights!
    burbank Posted 12 years 2 months ago
    I think that the reference to the news during the 8:00 movie bumper was due to the fact that this clip was shown after the conclusion of the 8:00 movie on that respective evening. It was a promotion for the upcoming news that would commence immediately following the movie. This is confirmed by the "Next Bumper" of "Action News"! Also, the promotion of Bill Jorgensen's name was on the clip to serve as a boost as Mr. Jorgensen had just joined Channel 11 WPIX from Channel 5 formerly WNEW. At the time, he was a well respected anchor in the NYC news market and Channel 11 was proud to have him on their team with a hope of boosting their ratings!
    Celeste Posted 12 years 3 months ago
    Why are they talking about the 10:00 PM news cast during the 8:00 PM Movie?
    musicradio77 Posted 12 years 4 months ago
    If you see any of these marquee graphics from the WPIX's 11 Alive (pre-WB) days from the late 70's, keep in mind. There are some sites that are hard to find. One is from the "Saturday Afternoon Movie", "Sunday Morning Movie" and others. Thanks for my response. I remember seeing the old WPIX's marquee graphics from every movie package when I was in kindergarden. On the other movie package was the "Holiday Movie Special" consist of Christmas movies. It doesn't have a marquee graphics on it.
    musicradio77 Posted 12 years 4 months ago
    This is the same package as with the "Holiday Movie Special" from the good old "11 Alive" days. I was just a kid when I first saw the "8 O'Clock Movie" open on WPIX-TV. The ending was cut off where they introduced to "Action News" rather the words "The Eight O'Clock Movie" after the marquee where the title was placed. I missed the 8 O'Clock Movie. "The 8 O'Clock Movie" on WPIX-TV was a film package where the station including so many movies from WPIX's library. In 1995 where the WB was picked up, they continued using the "8 O'Clock Movie" title until it finally ended around 1999 or 2000. It was replaced by Network programming done by the WB including "7th Heaven", "Gillmore Girls", "Smallville" and other WB prime time shows.
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