A Band Apart

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

A Band Apart was a production company founded in 1991 by writer/director Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender. The studio has found success with films like Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, both of which were written and directed by Tarantino. The company closed in June 2006, yet on Grindhouse (2007), Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Django Unchained (2012), A Band Apart was credited, so the current status of the studio is unknown.

Logo (October 14, 1994-April 16, 2004)

Visuals: On a black background is the words "A BAND APART" and below that is a stylized picture of four men in suits and sunglasses (the four principal characters from Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs).

Variants:

  • Four Rooms has the logo zooming-in. The picture of the Dogs stops, but the company names zooms in from the screen. Then the second man pushes the others away and rips himself apart, revealing a bellboy as part of the animated credit sequence.
  • Some films, like the Kill Bill films, just use the company name. In other cases, the name is part of the regular credits to the film.

Technique: A still graphic.

Audio: The opening theme to the film.

Availability: The standard version can be found on Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown.