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Date: 01/12/11 08:29 AM

39 Responses to A History of Obvious Product Placement in Movies

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2011 at 8:33 am
    Link: A History of Obvious Product Placement in Movies - A compilation of paid product placement in movies--ah, the shamelessness of Hollywood.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 8:45 am
    how else would i know what to buy if they didn`t do this?
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 8:46 am
    pretty interesting... I knew Micheal Bay was a whore
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    dave32891 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 8:46 am
    i see nothing wrong with product placement. It makes the movies more realistic. We don`t live in a world where every label has tape over it
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 12, 2011 at 8:50 am
    wow.... that was entertaining.....


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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2011 at 8:53 am
    I dont like it when the brand of chips is "Chips" and the brand of cola and beer is "Cola" and "Beer".
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 9:16 am
    I agree meep.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    January 12, 2011 at 9:32 am
    I found this really interesting. I am pleasantly surprised! :D
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2011 at 9:34 am
    I immediately thought of "The Island` but didn`t realize it was THAT bad. I always remember the giant pepsi sign fight
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 9:49 am
    hahaha SvampeBob right on the money
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 9:51 am
    I actually enjoy it when they do this. It makes things far more realistic when you have companies that actually exist. Plus it gives the filmmakers money, so It`s a double win.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2011 at 9:56 am
    I personally dontn buy something Just cause i saw it in the movies. but I would also RATHER see the products in the movies instead of some sham name placed over the normal color and even the designs of the original companies. How long before the church starts charging people every time a bible or the word God (read:facist) is used.
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    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 10:15 am
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the stupidest film of the 21st century.
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    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 10:25 am
    One bit of product placement that really annoyed me was in Santa Clause 3 (yeah, I know) where they had a `red deer` energy drink. The machine supplying red deer featured prominently in the film, and the drink was branded in the same way as Red Bull.
    Message: even Santa drinks Red Bull, so you can too kids!
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    hwkiller Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 11:01 am
    Honestly, product placement can help immersion.

    However, it can be annoying when it is perceived as blatant advertisement.
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 11:04 am
    My favorite that they didn`t have in here; Iron Man 2. Pepper Potts, the new CEO (or whatever) of a company that puts out some of the most technologically advanced stuff is seen using an LG enV2 or 3. Lol, riggghhttt.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    January 12, 2011 at 11:28 am
    Also when you go to the theater you have to sit through 20 minutes of commercials.
    I pay 12 bucks to see a crappy movie and watch commercials.
    That being said... Waynes world party on, excellent.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2011 at 11:49 am
    Waynes world and Happy Gilmore did with class
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 11:58 am
    Michael Bay is awful...
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    OhNoFrodo Male 30-39
    333 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    "I love to powerglove......it feels so bad" (The Wizard)

    Is that what teenagers called fapping back in the 80s? ..sorry cant come out to play yet i`m powergloving!
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    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    I have the purple phone that was in transformers.
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    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    Waynes World can do no wrong!
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    tvremote Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    And now by watching this video the products get more advertising. This is why the medium is so effective.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    I love the power glove. It`s so bad.

    Every time I watch that movie I insist that guy`s voice is going to be 50 times deeper than what it actually is. His balls need to drop.
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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    January 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    jennifer connelly is the most erotic women on earth
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    The power glove IS bad. Bad to the bone.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    The whole The Wizard movie is a Nintendo ad
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    Product placement can go both ways. When it happens, IMO it can be either unnoticed or fit the continuity of the story or it can seem deliberate and thus stand out like an AD - which in turn makes the movie suck. When you do this it`s almost always a detriment.

    ... the way to make it work is to only use it when the plot asks for it. It would be pretty hard to make movies set in modern, commercial times without *any* logos or such.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm
    Waynes world does NOT count cause they did it in a hilarious matter.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    "jennifer connelly is the most erotic women on earth "

    she`s more than one woman? that is impressive.
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    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    Hershey didn`t really pay anything to be in E.T. but they did agree to support the movie with a million dollars of co-branded advertising.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    Umm... they failed to mention Josie and the Pussycats



    This isn`t a product placement heavy scene. It`s 2 minutes of the hour and a half long advertisement vomit. It was done intentionally, much like Talladega Nights, The Tale of Ricky Bobby, but less obviously.
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    kula35 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    I have to admit I once ordered a cold cut combo due to the fact that I was obsessed with Happy Gilmore as a kid.
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    c0rRupt3dblu Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 11:47 pm
    What about Talladega Nights!? There was a complete Apple Bee`s commercial in there!!!!!!!!
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 11:54 pm
    its waynes world, party time, exelent
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    January 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm
    i looove reese`s pieces and i really wish i had some now
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    stagefreak Male 18-29
    379 posts
    January 13, 2011 at 10:38 pm
    release the awesome!
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    5405841 Female 18-29
    527 posts
    January 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    They forgot Cheaper by the Dozen. It had a million Crate and Barrel boxes in it.

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