Shots from the film are inked onto parchment paper with accompanying cursive reminiscent of the period in which the narrative occurs.  The effect produced is that of a storybook, calling to mind Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s revered stories.

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Long time collaborator and friend of Prologue, Joel Silver, came back with Guy Ritchie after our successful collaboration on Rock n Rolla, to create special studio logos in cobblestone, a main title reveal, and a full blown animated end credit sequence for Sherlock Holmes. Silver consistently requests the exploration and reimagining of studio logos to dovetail with the opening content of each film. Every single cobblestone in the opening sequence was digitally rendered by Prologue, as the studio logos seamlessly transition into the first shot of the film. The team painstakingly added imperfections in the stones to make them appear as live-action footage. The end credits were meant to be a celebration of the film using highlights from the movie. Prologue worked around the clock, creating custom-made illustrations of the various scenes. They were so well received Prologue was brought back to work on the sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

 

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"The movie doesn’t end with a hint of a sequel; it blatantly smacks you in the forehead and screams “see ya a year from now.” But after an interesting two hours, it’s welcomed. Even the credits are more entertaining that most films this year."

− Caine Gardner, thefilmyap.com

"Sherlock Holmes was a great looking film. I loved the tiny opening credits which were written in old London cobblestones in the street. The look of Victorian London was wonderful and dirty and industrious."

− Descartes, ifyouwriteit.com

"Prologue Films adds to this new year excitement and surprises the opening credits for Guy Ritchie's latest movie. Sherlock Holmes End Title is flavored with superb typography, exceptional art direction and polished animation."

− Sooz, cpluv.com

"The opening and closing credits are stylish and moody, the art direction detailed and dark."

− Sherry Coben, moviesmackdown.com

"Be sure to stay seated through the end credits, which are presented in a stylish fade-to-parchment format that is a work of art in itself."

− John P. Meyer

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