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 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Showtimes EPISODES.
s.2 has an entire ep wherein Mat Le Blanc tries to give away an Audi Infinity!!!!
it even has a "Q" type scene where he xplains all the 'features' the car has
shameless.

FRIGHT NIGHT
shameless plug for Budweiser (I guess vamps will drink anything)

bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



At the royal risk of belaboring the bloody obvious, pallies, the unavoidable fundamental fact of modern mo'om pitcher making is this:

they cost such an unseemly obscene amount of dinero (not Robert big grin) that P.P. is the necessary financial-snake-in-the-grass that, unfortunately, is here to stay.

All the moanin' in the world ain't gonna change that (unless, a'course, some of youse wanna unlock some Swiss or Cayman Island bank accounts and do the philanthropic deed yourself. Right - didn't think sew).

The days when Studios - or individuals - singlehandedly bankrolled what's produced is as extinct as the dinosaurs and the dodo bird ... and just as lamentable a loss.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Fringe has featured some glaring product plugging lately. frown



When ratings are in the dumps, you've got to fund the show somehow.

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2012 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

I learned in Frankenweenie that Miracle Gro allows undead turtles to grow to Godzilla-size.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2012 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

The third season of Warehouse 13 features a pretty shameless plug for the Toyota Prius. One of the characters spends what feels like 5 minutes admiring a Prius, describing its many wonderful features. They also plug Twizzlers fairly often, but they are a bit more subtle pushing that product, so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb nearly as much.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2012 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I don't mind product placement if it is within context of the story and timeline. I expect to see known cereal boxes on the kitchen table and in cabinets. In fact the old days of not showing "real" products was just as jarring as you knew they were hiding the fact the prop was "fake".

What I have a huge problem with is today's trend of stopping the story altogether for the actors to advertise a product and even verbalize their slogans. It's nothing short of insulting and a disgusting practice.

I pretty much don't watch any television series anymore. Between this practice and all the adverts superimposed over the screen while your trying to watch a program its just not worth it anymore.
I stick to science channel, sports, favorite old shows in syndication.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2012 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Seeing things like NOKIA in STAR TREK don't bother me since it is only there for what...2 seconds and nothing is commented about it and I don't mind seeing products in the background as well and even a close up doesn't bother me because mind you, EVERYTHING is placed there for a reason.

If STAR TREK pissed you guys so much how do you watch films like THE DESCENDANTS or 50 FIRST DATES which "show off" living in Hawaii.

WES ANDERSON'S THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS was littered with a few dozen real life items [glasses, track suits, board games, records, etc] that told you loads about the characters.

Product placement where people are SHOWING OFF or PITCHING is what really irks me [Man this MAC BOOK PRO is amazing!!!] or stuff like in IRON MAN where it seemed everyone drove an AUDI and while I don't mind that Tony drove it as did Pepper [he works for her so I assume it is he who bought it] but what I disliked was that in almost all the freeway or driving scenes there was an Audi car.

One of the BEST Product placement in recent years was MONEYBALL in that the brands actually helped sell the reality of the film and the world of Baseball.


For me, context is everything. The product placement in Star Trek is annoying because I didn't expect it. I don't recall there ever being any product placement in any other incarnation of Star Trek so once it appears it sticks out like a sore thumb. But as you say, the placement is quick, and its use is pretty innocuous. With Bond though, I expect lots of product placement, so unless Daniel Craig smiles to the camera and spends a minute explaining how great Smirnoff vodka tastes, I probably won't care. Similarly, I expect people in modern films to use products because well, that's what we do. I agree with you that product placement is annoying where it feels like a commercial.


There was previously product placement in Star Trek, albeit not so blatant and objectionably as in the 2009 movie. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier's early scenes used product placement for both Levi Strauss (for Kirk and Bones' blue jeans) and Kraft (for the "marsh melons" consumed around the campfire).

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2012 - 11:45 AM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

I remember how the trailer for Won't Back Down looked more like a tourism ad for the city of Pittsburgh than a film about corrupt teacher unions. And since you can't convince people that a dying steel town is nothing more than that, is it no surprise that the film flopped?

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

FLIGHT

this was a TERRIFIC film but...

the blatant promo of BUDWEISER & COCA COLA was off putting.
not to mention the Chamber of Commerce touting of the state of Atlanta!
brm

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Seven Eleven in Back To The Future 3
and
Subway in Happy Gilmore

but the funny thing is I live out in the country in a small village in Sweden and here we do not have either. Actually first time I watched Back To The Future 3 was the first time I ever heard of Seven Eleven. I think I may have heard of Subway but have never been inside a Subway store, not even sure we have such a store here in Sweden. So with that in mind I I did not care or got bothered with those product placement.

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2013 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

IRON MAN 3
there is a scene where the composition is framed so that we see ORACLE & SUN painted on Stark's computer banks in the left hand side of the screen.
Shameful

But....
nothing tops DEXTER for its non-stpo promos for Apple smart phone.
EVERY TIME SOMEONE USES an Apple smart phone they insert a shot of the phone
Unbelievably crass!
bruce

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2013 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

The product shilling in Man Of Steel last summer was LAUGHABLE. Sears, IHOP, 7-Eleven...it just never let up.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2013 - 1:17 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

"PARADISE COFFEE.....The Coffee That Makes You Sleep"
.....THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT (1945)

"If you ain't eatin' WHAM, you ain't eatin' Ham!"
.....MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE (1948)

smile smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2013 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

In "The Book Thief" they jump ahead 70 years for the last thirty seconds just so they can fill the screen with an iMacs Apple logo.

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2013 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

As has been mentioned before several times, Apple's ubiquitous placement of their Mac products, most notably their laptops with logo always showing prominently. From all of the Mac laptops you see you would think that Apple owns the personal computer market, not their actual 7.5% worldwide OS market share in real life.

I couldn't help but chuckle to myself at one bit of obvious Apple product placement while watching the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" last night, a movie I greatly admire otherwise. During one scene books are all lined up vertically in front of a MacBook Pro except where the logo is. There they were placed horizontally only going so high in order to leave a gap for the logo to show.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2013 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Prospero   (Member)

Seeing things like NOKIA in STAR TREK don't bother me since it is only there for what...2 seconds and nothing is commented about it and I don't mind seeing products in the background as well and even a close up doesn't bother me because mind you, EVERYTHING is placed there for a reason.

If STAR TREK pissed you guys so much how do you watch films like THE DESCENDANTS or 50 FIRST DATES which "show off" living in Hawaii.

WES ANDERSON'S THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS was littered with a few dozen real life items [glasses, track suits, board games, records, etc] that told you loads about the characters.

Product placement where people are SHOWING OFF or PITCHING is what really irks me [Man this MAC BOOK PRO is amazing!!!] or stuff like in IRON MAN where it seemed everyone drove an AUDI and while I don't mind that Tony drove it as did Pepper [he works for her so I assume it is he who bought it] but what I disliked was that in almost all the freeway or driving scenes there was an Audi car.

One of the BEST Product placement in recent years was MONEYBALL in that the brands actually helped sell the reality of the film and the world of Baseball.


For me, context is everything. The product placement in Star Trek is annoying because I didn't expect it. I don't recall there ever being any product placement in any other incarnation of Star Trek so once it appears it sticks out like a sore thumb. But as you say, the placement is quick, and its use is pretty innocuous. With Bond though, I expect lots of product placement, so unless Daniel Craig smiles to the camera and spends a minute explaining how great Smirnoff vodka tastes, I probably won't care. Similarly, I expect people in modern films to use products because well, that's what we do. I agree with you that product placement is annoying where it feels like a commercial.


There was previously product placement in Star Trek, albeit not so blatant and objectionably as in the 2009 movie. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier's early scenes used product placement for both Levi Strauss (for Kirk and Bones' blue jeans) and Kraft (for the "marsh melons" consumed around the campfire).


I remember you could buy the official Star Trek V "marsh melon" holder:

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Marshmallow_dispenser

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

From the IMDb piece on actor Daniel Craig, the latest James Bond:

"It's amazing how many times I've sat in interviews like this in a bar or a hotel, and it's 11 o'clock in the morning and someone sends a martini over [laughing]. And it's like, Really? It's 11 o'clock! Cheers! I'm not going to drink it."

[On product placement and the controversy over "Skyfall's" featuring of Heineken and not a martini] "Now, product placement, whichever way you look at it, whether you like it or you think it's disgusting, or whatever, it's what it is. Heineken gave us a ton of money for there to be Heineken in a shot in a bar. So, how easy is that? Just to say, O.K., there's Heineken. It's there - it's in the back of the shot. Without them, the movie couldn't get sold, so that all got kind of blown up. 'Bond's new drink is a Heineken.' He likes a lot of drinks - Heineken, champagne; it's all in there. I'll drink a beer in the shot, I'm happy to, but I'm not going to do an 'Ahhhhh' [pantomiming an actor looking refreshed]. And I would say this because they're paying, but they're kind of respectful about it. They don't want to screw the movie up."

It's economics, and while one wouldn't think that the billion dollar James Bond franchise needs it, the bottom line is they probably do. So let's call it a "necessary evil" and try not to obsess so much over it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


It's economics, and while one wouldn't think that the billion dollar James Bond franchise needs it, the bottom line is they probably do. So let's call it a "necessary evil" and try not to obsess so much over it.


No, they want us to believe it's a necessary evil. Where's the product placement in Star Wars or Wizard of Oz?

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

The product shilling in Man Of Steel last summer was LAUGHABLE. Sears, IHOP, 7-Eleven...it just never let up.

It really was over the top and it took me out of the film.

 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2013 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   Stefancos   (Member)



No, they want us to believe it's a necessary evil. Where's the product placement in Star Wars


Ummm...the whole film was a huge commercial for the toys and other merchandise, which Lucas had the rights too.

Wizard of Oz was a whole different era.

 
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