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 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 11:07 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I'm sorry people, but the prize MUST go to the movie where they placed the product and made it a pivotal plot point, and an idiotic one, namely:

When the aliens in INDEPENDENCE DAY are defeated because they use Microsoft Windows.

Hands-down, the daffiest of them all!

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)


Not quite an example for this discussion, but a funny scene of ad placement: the kitchen scene in The Truman Show.


My favorite.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)


Not quite an example for this discussion, but a funny scene of ad placement: the kitchen scene in The Truman Show.


My favorite.


well, that is a PARODY of product placement.
best example: the beer drinking scene on the dock, complete with mock sentimentality.
excellent film
check it out!
bmr

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2011 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Morgan "Supersize Me" Spurlock has a new documentary, "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold." It might be interesting:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1743720/

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2011 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

In the American version of "Godzilla 1985" one can plainly see that the US military loves their Dr. Pepper.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2011 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   Sean   (Member)

Roger Ebert railed against Bill Cosby for egregious product placement in "Leonard Part 6."

 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2011 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I'm still not getting what it is that gripes most of you about actual product signs along the streets, in the homes, etc., in films.

These signs are in our everyday lives...do you want made-up product signs?


WHEN A SCENE is specifically written to showcase a product it is a COMMERCIAL.



Casino Royale has that scene in the Bahamas where the rookie Bond is driving up the coast and is checking his messages on his Sony Ericcson™ mobile phone. That scene was lifted and dropped into a commercial that very same year.

What did that teach me? When I eventually get a mobile phone of my own, it *has* to be a Sony Ericsson™, because Daniel Craig used one!


the Bond films have really degenerated due to this.
TOMMOROW NEVER DIES was one big commercial; months before the film even opened, ads featuringBrosnan shilling for watches, booze, cars, ad nauseum, were unavoidable.
Then the film itself continued the disgrace; the scene where Q gives 007 his 'new' BMW will suffice

one reason i am not the fan i used to be


I guess you don't much about Bond. The original Ian Fleming novels are full of "product placement" - only the best brand names for 007!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2011 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)


WHEN A SCENE is specifically written to showcase a product it is a COMMERCIAL.



But you STILL have not explained WHY advertising within films
bugs the living shit out of you. Please explain. Are you anti-egregarious?

Den

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

4400 was pretty bad in this regard
What do expect from AMC, the network with the 40 minute episodes (that means 1/3 of the broadcast contains OFFICIAL commercials)?
the breakfast scenes in particular were egregious

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

TOMMOROW NEVER DIES was one big commercial; months before the film even opened, ads featuringBrosnan shilling for watches, booze, cars, ad nauseum, were unavoidable.
Then the film itself continued the disgrace; the scene where Q gives 007 his 'new' BMW will suffice

one reason i am not the fan i used to be


I guess you don't much about Bond. The original Ian Fleming novels are full of "product placement" - only the best brand names for 007!




Major difference: Fleming was not PAID to mention products. he did it to enhance the reality of the novels!

 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2011 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm also on the lookout for movies that show said placed products being destroyed or otherwise shat upon, like the Marlboro truck in Superman II.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2011 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   groovemeister   (Member)

Casino Royale has that scene in the Bahamas where the rookie Bond is driving up the coast and is checking his messages on his Sony Ericcson™ mobile phone. That scene was lifted and dropped into a commercial that very same year.



Also, the Ford Mondeo he was driving was a car that was going to be released a month after the film opened.

 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2011 - 8:11 AM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)





 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2011 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Casino Royale has that scene in the Bahamas where the rookie Bond is driving up the coast and is checking his messages on his Sony Ericcson™ mobile phone. That scene was lifted and dropped into a commercial that very same year.


Yes, I mentioned that one earlier. It had zero effect on me; I still don't own a mobile phone!

 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2011 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I'm also on the lookout for movies that show said placed products being destroyed or otherwise shat upon, like the Marlboro truck in Superman II.....

or BURGER KING in SUpE IV....

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2011 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/more-than-a-word-from-007s-sponsors/story-e6frg6so-1226047962752


sighfrown

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2011 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

I just watched "Thor" today and seems that Honda had its Acura brand being highly touted. Kinda annoying to say the least.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2011 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I just watched "Thor" today and seems that Honda had its Acura brand being highly touted. Kinda annoying to say the least.

i DIDN'T KNOW gods drove cars!

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2011 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

What does god need with a honda?

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2011 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

What does god need with a honda?



did you not read the post above you?
huH?
huh?

LOL!

 
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