David Lynch on Product Placement

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David Lynch could win the "08 Presidential Election with this clip alone. It has nothing to do with politics and is NSFW
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Male 4,004
The correct answer is NO.

You are an artist, you do not have the right to sell your artistic liberty for money. What you would be doing is allowing exploitation.

A good movie has no product placement. A bad movie needs product placement; such as Talladega Nights, I Robot, Transformers; otherwise, the director would not be making as much money as he could.

And WTF are you bringing Michelangelo into this for? He didn`t put product placement onto his paintings you dumb fu*k.

Product placement is exactly what David Lynch says it is. Anyone who fails to see this is a deluded retard who doesn`t know how to appreciate the finer things in life.

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Male 4,004
"Advertising and media go hand in hand. Why did Michelangelo paint the Sistene Chapel? Because he was PAID to do so, and was paid to depict biblical stories in an artistically beautiful way. He was paid to sell religion. Why would anyone pay for a bunch of idiots to piss around doing "Art" without a potential economic return? It`s work, and work has to be paid for. David Lynch can make films no one understands and get paid for it, but he`s one in a million. For us working artists, we welcome someone with deep pockets to let us explore our creativity."

So on that retarded note you sell-out; If you were to paint a painting of a beautiful landscape someone asked you to paint, but Nike came up to you and offered you money to add their logo onto your landscape, you would do it. And if, say, Nokia, Prudential, Ford, Marlboro, Microsoft, Century 21, Smith & Smith Attorneys at law, came to you, you would still do it becuase they "support you".

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Male 1,036
hee hee
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Male 4,393
;9
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Female 62
Advertising and media go hand in hand. Why did Michelangelo paint the Sistene Chapel? Because he was PAID to do so, and was paid to depict biblical stories in an artistically beautiful way. He was paid to sell religion. Why would anyone pay for a bunch of idiots to piss around doing "Art" without a potential economic return? It`s work, and work has to be paid for. David Lynch can make films no one understands and get paid for it, but he`s one in a million. For us working artists, we welcome someone with deep pockets to let us explore our creativity.
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Male 382
He`s right too.
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Female 27
MY HERO.
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Male 21
yay! lol, funny
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Male 1,526
WHHHY WHY OBAMA ??? somethings wrong. somethings WRONG !!! WTH ?? theres no good reason for it....wwwwhhhhyyyy?
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Female 95
better than god!
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Female 1,589
Completely agree with Astrognaw. (Juno is an awesome movie btw :D)

If you can have a product in a film that goes with the story line, then I see no problem with having it in there. If there`s a scene at a party, why not have the extras drinking Bud Light?
Honestly, I never even noticed product placement in a movie until I took Media Studies. Maybe that`s just because I watch good movies where the director cleverly places it in.

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Female 71
For those who`s unpleased by the answer`s rude conciseness: people, he`s just a (censored) film director after all! Don`t you know how much self-esteem and confidence a regular director has?

Well, I don`t consider Lynch to be the best film maker of all times. And yeah, product placement doesn`t irritate me too much (it never takes place in elitist cinematography anyways), a movie`s stupidity in certain cases does.

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Male 666
Talladega Nights is a great piece of satire that works on so many levels. If you don`t like it, you probably don`t like satire to begin with, or don`t understand it. This is why Will Farrell is great, not because he`s a great actor or whatever, but he`s damn good at satire... kind of like Jonathan Swift.

The only product placement in a movie that was decently done was the Cadillac in Minority Report.

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Male 300
He`s so deep!!
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Female 250
works for me
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Male 8
product placement is bs. anyone who doesn`t know that is too materialistic. it doesn`t make the movie belivable, a good story line and decent actors do (and a decent actor is an artist, that makes a movie for its art not money) movies that glamorize posesions are the reason for so many fellows get stabbed for northface jackets. the reason why rich white folk are afraid of black people. people that like to see a mac in a movie cus "oh that`s the computer i use!" are brainwashed drones that spend 200 dollars on shoes on an 8 dollar an hour salary. and i don`t care how much cgi that converse add baught them i still know ITS JUST A MOVIE! anyways here`s a real shocker, that whole movie was worked around for that add! read the book. its all for money people, not for anything else but to line someone else`s pockets. get real, get a life if you think that`s real life you must spend alot of time looking at what other people waste their money on. now don`t you wish i just said "i
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Male 245
wasnt he a film genius once
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Male 1,404
^Will Smith is an expensive money whore.

You would think that we in the US would be standing behind a retired general for President rather than a bunch of self per claimed overly experienced politicians?

David Lynch, I think he gave the only correct answer.

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Male 888
Oh yes, this man would make a wonderful president. I can tell already he would do well with a budget B-|
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Male 162
please note, I,robot still kicks ass
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Male 162
How the hell could his possibly be considered funny? It`s sad that everyone is so satisfied with an old man who`s only agenda is to call everything bullpoo, which I would normally agree with. But I`m not satisfied with someone just saying "it`s bull-poo", I want them to put a reason behind it, like good comedians do. For example.
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Male 1
Um ok. so you`re making an independent film. you have a scene where someone is using a product, any sort of product... it doesn`t matter. you have a choice, you can hire a graphic designer to create something for you, cutting intensely into your budget, or you can use a name brand product and gain money for other uses and as such making your film better. which do you choose?

Name brand products are more believable, pure and simple. I`ve seen juno (although not an independent film but certainly one with a tight budget), and its reference to tic-tacs only made cera`s character more real to me.

As long as it doesn`t hurt the integrity of a film, it`s fine... and it`s even better if placement creates a more real, believable world.
I really can`t understand someone so outside this world that our everyday products seem rubbish being on film as... our everyday products.

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Male 79
The end was great! *Looks around to see if anyone has the balls to say anything against his statement*
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Male 76
Batmanners: Yeah, and remember that whole Applebee thing? The even stuck one in the ace itself! Disgusting.
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Male 559
david lynch kicks ass, his movie eraserhead is awesome
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Male 176
4 < His statements in this video.
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Female 744
Lol, well said. But I`m still voting for Ron Paul.
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Male 4,004
David Lynch for the f*cking win.

Seriosuly, product placement is terrible. Even in the most serious movies that get the best ratings, there`s product placement. Look at Cast Away, FedEx, Wilson, and whatever else he unpacked.

The worse movie I have seen for this is Talladega Nights. I realize it was a commentary about how much Nascar whores themselves out, but if they didn`t whore themselves out for that joke, then nobody would have known the products they were trying to sell...Shake N` Bake...it works..Shake N` Bake...Ugh. I hate Talladega Nights. Shake N` Bake...

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Male 724
I thought he was gonna say "Put it in porn. :|"
Or something.
D:
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Male 166
Oh yeah, I`d vote for that guy.
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Male 180
the_windy, not everything has to be well thought out and intelligent. Sometimes, just saying that`s completely F_ucking Bulls_it is enough.
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Female 280
i loved that. he speaks his mind.
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Male 2,720
He`s a good man.
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Male 130
You know what I think is bullpoo? Untalented, overrated directors who throw a bunch of mismatched scenes together and claim that thier movie has some kind of hidden meaning and that people need to look for "clues" to decipher it.

But I do agree with him in this video.

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Male 686
yay
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Female 1,589
This is kinda lame really. :/ As a media studies student I was expecting a solid, intelligent argument. Don`t see why all you people love him so much.
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Male 1,455
"y would anyone vote for obama hussein is his middle name"

You are a complete idiot. I find your 18-29 age tag impossible to accept. In my salient belief, you are an eight year old child with access to the internet.

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Male 308
he has my vote as well!!
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Male 396
lol noice now imagine if every candidate did this
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Male 375
He was looking around like "anyone call to challenge me on that?"
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Male 129
"y would anyone vote for obama hussein is his middle name"
Yeah, because we all know that Americans are so shallow that his name will be a major issue (is it sarcasm? - you decide!)
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Male 686
what a legend!
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Male 9,306
I was expecting him to take a sip of Coke...
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Male 14
y would anyone vote for obama hussein is his middle name
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Male 39
^jebler - Pabasa may be satisfied, but I`m not. Please rant; if not for me, then for the common man.
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Female 226
Casino Royale had a lot of Sony Vaio computers shown.
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Female 690
Some product placement doesn`t bother me but when the whole movie is like watching one really long commercial such as the alvin and the chipmunks movie I can`t stand it.
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Male 49
Good call! I can`t stand when products are clearly being advertised in a movie. Watch the movie "I Robot" for a terrible example with the Converse shoes.
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Male 554
A man of many words.
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Female 360
From what I`ve seen of David Lynch this didn`t surprise me much.. I agree with him, but it didn`t surprise me. The line between advertising and entertainment has been blurred for a LOOONG time though - all the way back when The Flintstones did cigarette ads.. Can you imagine Homer Simpson with a pack of Marb reds in his pocket?? MMMMMM.. CARCINOMAAA..
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Male 1,365
Watch Lynch`s films "Wild At Heart" with Willem Defoe and Laura Dern, or "Blue Velvet"...scarred me..scarred me for life.
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Male 4,012
^ Wise decision jebler.
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Male 1,142
i typed out a really long thing about this video but i was only half way done win i maxed out the 1000 chars. with or without that rant ive ranted enuf on other comments to make most people here think im stupid or crazy so ill let this one go.
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Male 217
Aticulate and succinct - what more do you need from a presedential candidate?
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Male 89
XD Win.
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Male 1,455
So is he saying it doesn`t exist, or it`s a stupid thing to do?
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Male 646
I had one eye on the progress bar... thinking.. he`s not going to make it... but he did :)
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Male 219
looked practiced to me...
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Male 656
DAVID LYNCH FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!

haha i want a president that isnt afraid to be nonformal......
now if only i was old ehough to vate.......

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Female 414
haha that was funny. i`m still voting for obama though =]
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Male 227
I love it how he makes the "I don`t give a drat" face !
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Male 645
Wasn`t expecting that...lol.
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Male 2,113
lol
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Male 703
i like that guy
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Male 267
He has my vote. sorry Obama.
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Male 34
David Lynch is the king of us all.
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Female 350
HAHA... <3 david lynch
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Male 20,109
Link: David Lynch on Product Placement [Rate Link] - David Lynch could win the `08 Presidential Election with this clip alone. It has nothing to do with politics and is NSFW
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