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2008-09-03 07:03:14 AM
I understand he's endorsing KY Jelly too. It should be fun to see how they work that in.
 
2008-09-03 07:41:20 AM
What's with all the product placement in these movies? It really started with the Brosnan ones but at least he was hocking Smirnoff, which Bond wouldn't be caught dead drinking either but at least it was vodka.

The worst though was the last movie.
"The watch, Rolex?"
"No, Omega."

He almost looked into the camera and modeled it.
 
2008-09-03 07:47:37 AM
I clicked the link in hopes that it was a misleading headline...

Now I'm just irritated.

Some stuff you shouldn't mess with. Coke Zero? WTF!
Next movie what? Perrier because caffine is bad for you???

Are we going to get placement money from Taser and take away his guns next?

I don't generally have a problem with product placement. It can be done with little fuss. But to say that James has to 'move with the times' and drink diet coke... is just freaking wrong.
 
2008-09-03 07:47:42 AM
Well that is embarrassing.
 
2008-09-03 07:57:15 AM
The Bond movies have always had product placement: Bollinger
champagne, Aston Martin, heck: Ford gave EON productions a
prototype Mustang so it could be used on GOLDFINGER.

The placement was even more pronounced in the books: Fleming used
to make a tidy side business in slipping references in to various
then-current commercial products, and the John Gardner books were
practically prose retellings of a high-end catalog of rich people
toys. His pimping of Bond's specially tricked out Saab 900 was
especially egregious.

So its not exactly a new outrage.
 
2008-09-03 08:05:10 AM
"I'll have a Coke Zero...shaken, not stirred" just doesn't really have the same ring

And it sounds like a really messy proposition, too.
 
2008-09-03 08:07:24 AM
Coke Zero is nasty.
 
2008-09-03 08:08:34 AM
DjangoStonereaver: So its not exactly a new outrage.

But I am supposed to be outraged, right?

/I am
 
2008-09-03 08:11:17 AM
notmtwain: I understand he's endorsing KY Jelly too. It should be fun to see how they work that in.

fap fap fap
 
2008-09-03 08:11:46 AM
DjangoStonereaver: The Bond movies have always had product placement: Bollinger
champagne, Aston Martin, heck: Ford gave EON productions a
prototype Mustang so it could be used on GOLDFINGER.

The placement was even more pronounced in the books: Fleming used
to make a tidy side business in slipping references in to various
then-current commercial products, and the John Gardner books were
practically prose retellings of a high-end catalog of rich people
toys. His pimping of Bond's specially tricked out Saab 900 was
especially egregious.

So its not exactly a new outrage.


Don't be silly, when it started those were sophisticated high society types that a top secret agent would have to look glamourous in. It was all to make him look cool, not to get money from Aston Martin. Now it's the opposite, he's cool, so people pay him (the producers) to make their product look cool.
 
2008-09-03 08:14:26 AM
DjangoStonereaver: The Bond movies have always had product placement: Bollinger
champagne, Aston Martin, heck: Ford gave EON productions a
prototype Mustang so it could be used on GOLDFINGER.

The placement was even more pronounced in the books: Fleming used
to make a tidy side business in slipping references in to various
then-current commercial products, and the John Gardner books were
practically prose retellings of a high-end catalog of rich people
toys. His pimping of Bond's specially tricked out Saab 900 was
especially egregious.

So its not exactly a new outrage.


Product placement in Bond isn't a new outrage Jezebel, but switching from martinis to Coke is a bit far to make a buck.
 
2008-09-03 08:20:14 AM
His new "Ultimate Weapon" is a roll of Mentos and a bottle of Coke Zero.
 
2008-09-03 08:20:29 AM
The producers choice for Daniel Craig as James Bond positively butchered the character, so this Coke Zero thing just sounds like it's par for the course.
 
2008-09-03 08:21:41 AM
Mr. Coffee Nerves: His new "Ultimate Weapon" is a roll of Mentos and a bottle of Coke Zero.

Heh.
 
2008-09-03 08:35:16 AM
Bleh. What's Bond without "Shaken, not stirred"? Might as well cast Vin Diesel while they're at it.
 
2008-09-03 08:36:04 AM
emocomputerjock: DjangoStonereaver: The Bond movies have always had product placement: Bollinger
champagne, Aston Martin, heck: Ford gave EON productions a
prototype Mustang so it could be used on GOLDFINGER.

The placement was even more pronounced in the books: Fleming used
to make a tidy side business in slipping references in to various
then-current commercial products, and the John Gardner books were
practically prose retellings of a high-end catalog of rich people
toys. His pimping of Bond's specially tricked out Saab 900 was
especially egregious.

So its not exactly a new outrage.

Product placement in Bond isn't a new outrage Jezebel, but switching from martinis to Coke is a bit far to make a buck.


Point taken. And, really, I'm sure it'll be one glamour shot of
him drinking a Coke Zero and not a wholesale replacement. After
all: back in the Dalton days they made great hay out of the
decision to have Bond stop smoking and drinking and have him
engage in safe sex, but for Craig they've gone the opposite route
and hyped how he's back to the way he used to be (and then there's
the whole 'gay subtext' thing they're trying to push, but
whatever).

Given how awesome I thought CASINO ROYALE was, though, I'm
trying to keep an open mind about QUANTUM OF SOLACE (always one
of my favorite Bond stories). My secret hope is that they
eventually bring back SPECTRE as the main villain in the series,
but that's not likely to happen.

If QoS and the inevitable follow-on are at least 3/4 as good as
CR, then I will take the heretical opinion that he will be the
best cinematic Bond, even over Connery. Time will tell.

/Orbis non sufficit
 
2008-09-03 08:43:56 AM
You can't have rough anonymous spy sex unless you're 7 martinis deep everyone knows that... this movie's gonna suck.
 
2008-09-03 08:44:31 AM
It's been my life's dream to see Bond drink Coke Zero.
 
2008-09-03 08:46:00 AM
Av8rLuvr: The producers choice for Daniel Craig as James Bond positively butchered the character, so this Coke Zero thing just sounds like it's par for the course.

If by "butchered" you mean "made awesome" then you're right.
 
2008-09-03 08:46:47 AM
And for those of you who read TFA, it's some jackass pimping his product - likely at some point Coke Zero is *in* the film. I'm sure Bond is still swilling martinis.
 
2008-09-03 08:46:51 AM
xanadian: "I'll have a Coke Zero...shaken, not stirred" just doesn't really have the same ring

And it sounds like a really messy proposition, too.



Well, you *COULD* use a shaken Coke to temporarily blind your opponent, and consequently disarm him and/or escape.

/Actually more plausible than most Bond gadgets.
 
2008-09-03 08:48:27 AM
Why couldn't they endorse Fresca instead?

I like Fresca.

/fresca
 
2008-09-03 08:48:32 AM
SnarfVader: Bleh. What's Bond without "Shaken, not stirred"? Might as well cast Vin Diesel while they're at it.

Well, in "Casino Royale", he did say he doesn't care.

- "Give me a Vodka Martini"
- "Yes, sir. Shaken or stirred?"
- "Do I look like I give a damn?"

DjangoStonereaver: and then there's
the whole 'gay subtext' thing they're trying to push, but
whatever


Gay subtext, really? I've missed that.
 
2008-09-03 08:55:43 AM
gopher321: Why couldn't they endorse Fresca instead?

I like Fresca.

/fresca


Fanta. Fanta fanta, try a fanta...
 
2008-09-03 08:57:11 AM
Fano: It's been my life's dream to see Bond drink Coke Zero.

Especially if he releases a loud belch after chugging one down.
 
2008-09-03 09:04:15 AM
dittybopper: xanadian: "I'll have a Coke Zero...shaken, not stirred" just doesn't really have the same ring

And it sounds like a really messy proposition, too.


Well, you *COULD* use a shaken Coke to temporarily blind your opponent, and consequently disarm him and/or escape.

/Actually more plausible than most Bond gadgets.


You realise Bond is originally a parody right, and thus the gadgets are deliberately just beyond plausible?
 
2008-09-03 09:10:01 AM
Slaxl:
Don't be silly, when it started those were sophisticated high society types that a top secret agent would have to look glamourous in. It was all to make him look cool, not to get money from Aston Martin. Now it's the opposite, he's cool, so people pay him (the producers) to make their product look cool.


not true. bond always used rolex watches and sony televisions. hell - there was even a bond outing in which all the principals - including bond himself - drove AMC cars!
 
2008-09-03 09:13:14 AM
Political correctness wussifies another hero
 
2008-09-03 09:19:04 AM
Howard Finkelstein: And for those of you who read TFA, it's some jackass pimping his product - likely at some point Coke Zero is *in* the film. I'm sure Bond is still swilling martinis.

This.

And one suspects that the deal is norwhere near done since TFA quotes an "industry source" rather than an actual human with a name. One also suspects that Coke Zero, the boy-skewed version of Diet Coke, is going through a sales slump and this story is a plant to perk up interest after a flaccid launch.
 
2008-09-03 09:20:47 AM
It had better be mixed with whiskey, a lot of it.
 
2008-09-03 09:20:54 AM
Anyone biatching about product placement in films needs a bathtub full of KY and the Jaws of Life to get their head out of their own ass.

Chances are your clothing right now is covered in logos, and you probably couldn't sit there and look left to right without finding at least 10 more in front of you (coffee brand, computer company, soft drink, etc).

Do you come into work/school every morning and biatch about how many billboards you drove past? Or how many commercials you heard on the radio? Did you make sure to remove the emblems stuck to your car before you left the driveway this morning?

So, what - logos, trademarks, name brands, etc, can't appear in the lives of fictional characters, no matter how blatantly obvious the advertising is? You'd probably shoot a load in your pants if the next Tarantino film had somebody smoking the fictional "Red Apples", but if it were Marlboros, you'd cry "Product placement! Product placement! Sellout whores!!!".

Face it - you can't go anywhere without some form of advertising in your face, and chances are you're a walking billboard yourself.

Just shut the f*ck up and enjoy the movie.


/Martinis > Coke Zero
//Craig > Brosnan
 
2008-09-03 09:23:37 AM
So do you have a price, Mr. Bond?
 
2008-09-03 09:25:41 AM
xria: dittybopper: xanadian: "I'll have a Coke Zero...shaken, not stirred" just doesn't really have the same ring

And it sounds like a really messy proposition, too.


Well, you *COULD* use a shaken Coke to temporarily blind your opponent, and consequently disarm him and/or escape.

/Actually more plausible than most Bond gadgets.

You realise Bond is originally a parody right, and thus the gadgets are deliberately just beyond plausible?



You know, I was going to give you an intellectual answer, complete with sources, footnotes, etc., but this just about sums it up as eloquently as anything else one could possibly write on the subject:

DUH.
 
2008-09-03 09:29:00 AM
EatHam: Coke Zero is nasty.

Coke Zero is good.
 
2008-09-03 09:31:49 AM
James bond can't ditch the martini. James Bond doesn't drink martinis.
 
2008-09-03 09:33:56 AM
rogue49: So do you have a price, Mr. Bond?

Do you expect me to talk?

No Mr. Bond. I expect you to buy.
 
2008-09-03 09:40:11 AM
Billygoat Gruff: Political correctness wussifies another hero

How the hell is a multinational company paying a major film studio to have of their products feature in a multi-billion dollar franchise, a sign of political correctness?
 
2008-09-03 09:45:38 AM
I very severely doubt that James Bond needs KY. Women just get wet when he enters a room don't they?

/They do for me at least. In a perfect world...
//I always wondered why Kentucky had a lube named after it
 
2008-09-03 09:48:24 AM
Sybarite: James bond can't ditch the martini. James Bond doesn't drink martinis.

true - in the books, he drinks "vespers." but in the movies he drank vodka martinis, no?
 
2008-09-03 09:53:22 AM
CarnySaur: Fano: It's been my life's dream to see Bond drink Coke Zero.

Especially if he releases a loud belch after chugging one down.


Django, my shoutout went unheeded.
 
2008-09-03 09:54:01 AM
I have a better idea: make an entertaining movie that will bring in that $10m at the box office rather than a crappy movie that has to be financed with offensive product placements. Consider my $10 lost.
 
2008-09-03 09:55:55 AM
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Latest gadget

/found on Flickr
 
2008-09-03 09:57:47 AM
martin van buren: I have a better idea: make an entertaining movie that will bring in that $10m at the box office rather than a crappy movie that has to be financed with offensive product placements. Consider my $10 lost.

If this is what you're claiming is keeping you from the theater, then I highly doubt you were really going to see it anyways.

If you're into blockbuster movies having product placements, then well, I guess you'll watch another one again.
 
2008-09-03 10:00:49 AM
www.wineanorak.com
 
2008-09-03 10:03:14 AM
Chances are your clothing right now is covered in logos, and you probably couldn't sit there and look left to right without finding at least 10 more in front of you (coffee brand, computer company, soft drink, etc).

Office workers tend not to be covered in logos. All Dell logos on my computer are covered up. I drink a Trader Joe's house brand coffee and I don't drink soda. There is a small logo on my phone and that's it. I can't see any other logos on or from my desk.

Do you come into work/school every morning and biatch about how many billboards you drove past?
Billboards are pretty much illegal in New York state. As old ones wear out they cannot be replaced. I see no billboards at all on my commute.

Or how many commercials you heard on the radio? I don't lsiten to the radio in the car.

Did you make sure to remove the emblems stuck to your car before you left the driveway this morning? Well, that's not really product placement, but I drive a Scion and the word "Scion" does not appear on the car.

and chances are you're a walking billboard yourself. No, I'm not. I never, ever wear clothing with a visible logo.

Whew. I'm glad I can live with myself now.
 
2008-09-03 10:04:36 AM
The real reason why Deadwood, Carnivale and Rome were canceled is because HBO couldn't do any product placement in them.

Sopranos and Entourage are covered in them. It's pathetic. Why can't it be more subtle.

The same way no one goes to a bar and says "I'll have a beer" in real life, no one says "I'll take a Coke Zero. You know the drink with the same great taste of Coke, but with zero calories!"
 
2008-09-03 10:07:27 AM
"a bottle of Arrogant Bastard, please."
 
2008-09-03 10:09:04 AM
Movie 1:

Bond: I'll have a Coke Zero, please. Shaken, not stirred.

Bartender: Sure thing, pal. [shakes can virorously and places can on counter]

Bond: Thanks. [turns can and opens it while Coke Zero sprays all over his face]

Movie 2:

Bond: I'll have a Coke Zero, please. Shaken, not stirred.

Bartender: I got pints and half pints and shots, no zeroes man. What size will it be?

Bond: OK, how about a Tab?

Bartender: I can't give you a tab unless you order something.

Bond: OK, give me a Dew.

Bartender: This ain't no sissy salon dude, I ain't givin' you no 'do.

Bond: You don't understand, Mountain Dew.

Bartender: Mountian don't "do" anything, get out of here!!!

(throw in a few fart gags and kicks to the crotch, and I just wrote Will Farrell's latest movie!!!!!)
 
2008-09-03 10:10:29 AM
Nemo's Brother: no one says "I'll take a Coke Zero. You know the drink with the same great taste of Coke, but with zero calories!"

Very few places carry the stuff. If they had it in every venue they serve Diet Coke now, I'm sure it would be more popular.

/I wish Diet Dr. Pepper was available in more places.
 
2008-09-03 10:10:50 AM
Nemo's Brother: The real reason why Deadwood, Carnivale and Rome were canceled is because HBO couldn't do any product placement in them.

Sopranos and Entourage are covered in them. It's pathetic. Why can't it be more subtle.

The same way no one goes to a bar and says "I'll have a beer" in real life, no one says "I'll take a Coke Zero. You know the drink with the same great taste of Coke, but with zero calories!"


nobody says "i'll have a beer." you say, "i'll have a bud" or "i'll have a miller light" or "i'll have a stella."
 
2008-09-03 10:12:41 AM
gopher321: Why couldn't they endorse Fresca instead?
I like Fresca.
/fresca


www.areavoices.com

That's two of you :)
 
2008-09-03 10:13:43 AM
Ok, so is this product placement in the movie or just the requisite franchise band waggoning ? If well placed cans of that crap are in fact going to be in the film then its indeed a sad day...real men don't aspire to driving Ford Mondeos (Casino Royale) and drinking fizzy pop, they aspire to tearing around in beautiful Aston Martins, getting muellered on expensive cocktails and shagging exotic looking women...its all just too working class for me

dynamicmonkey.com
 
2008-09-03 10:22:58 AM
The Stupid tag must be trapped in SPECTRE's secret headquarters, underneath the big rotating map table.
 
2008-09-03 10:31:23 AM
Flash_NYC: Movie 1:

Bond: I'll have a Coke Zero, please. Shaken, not stirred.

Bartender: Sure thing, pal. [shakes can virorously and places can on counter]

Bond: Thanks. [turns can and opens it while Coke Zero sprays all over his face]

Movie 2:

Bond: I'll have a Coke Zero, please. Shaken, not stirred.

Bartender: I got pints and half pints and shots, no zeroes man. What size will it be?

Bond: OK, how about a Tab?

Bartender: I can't give you a tab unless you order something.

Bond: OK, give me a Dew.

Bartender: This ain't no sissy salon dude, I ain't givin' you no 'do.

Bond: You don't understand, Mountain Dew.

Bartender: Mountian don't "do" anything, get out of here!!!

(throw in a few fart gags and kicks to the crotch, and I just wrote Will Farrell's latest movie!!!!!)


This deserves to be seen again and again.
 
2008-09-03 10:50:17 AM
Flash_NYC:

Bond: OK, how about a Tab?

Bartender: I can't give you a tab unless you order something.



So, Will Ferrell steals ideas from Back to the Future too?
 
2008-09-03 10:50:31 AM
Mugato: What's with all the product placement in these movies? It really started with the Brosnan ones...

Actually, if you can stomach it, go watch Moonraker again for the clumsiest (and first) example of this wretched phenomenon that I can recall noticing.

I think I was 10 or 11 years old, watching it on tv, when I asked my dad why every visible sign, beverage and logo was for 7-Up.
 
2008-09-03 10:52:34 AM
If true this just may be the lamest thing I've read this year.
 
2008-09-03 11:01:21 AM
I paid for my ticket, I'm the customer, not whatever corporation wants to stick ads all over your picture.
 
2008-09-03 11:05:49 AM
I can only see product placement becoming more and more important for movies - it might even be seen as one of the ways the industry is fighting back against piracy, as it gives them a way of indirectly recovering money from people that get to see their movie for free.
 
2008-09-03 11:08:52 AM
The only product placements in a Bond movie should be the Walther PPK and the Aston-Martin DB5.

That being said, one of my friends was raging that all the "Transformers" (the "good guys," anyway) were GM vehicles and it was "just a big commercial."

I think that one falls into the case cited above where if the items are some clearly fake brand it becomes MORE jarring. Like when you see characters on TV drinking "BEER" brand beer.
 
2008-09-03 11:49:18 AM
DjangoStonereaver: If QoS and the inevitable follow-on are at least 3/4 as good as
CR, then I will take the heretical opinion that he will be the
best cinematic Bond, even over Connery. Time will tell.



BLASPHEMER!
 
2008-09-03 12:27:16 PM
No Mr Bond... I expect you to burp.
 
2008-09-03 12:28:00 PM
xria: I can only see product placement becoming more and more important for movies - it might even be seen as one of the ways the industry is fighting back against piracy, as it gives them a way of indirectly recovering money from people that get to see their movie for free.

Yah, because they surely aren't pissing away money on awesome films like Disaster Movie, right?
 
2008-09-03 12:33:24 PM
Barricaded Gunman: Actually, if you can stomach it, go watch Moonraker again for the clumsiest (and first) example of this wretched phenomenon that I can recall noticing.

I think I was 10 or 11 years old, watching it on tv, when I asked my dad why every visible sign, beverage and logo was for 7-Up.


Same. That was the first time in my life I became aware of product placement. Later I would realize that Bond had been doing a lot of it, the filthy whore.
 
2008-09-03 12:39:41 PM
Fano: CarnySaur: Fano: It's been my life's dream to see Bond drink Coke Zero.

Especially if he releases a loud belch after chugging one down.

Django, my shoutout went unheeded.


I completely missed that. Sorry, dude.

/I may get a meme out of this yet.
 
2008-09-03 12:44:33 PM
padraig: DjangoStonereaver: and then there's
the whole 'gay subtext' thing they're trying to push, but
whatever

Gay subtext, really? I've missed that.


I read some article (from Fark, of course) that because Daniel
Craig is popular with the gay community the producers are trying
to throw them a few bones (so to speak): hence the lingering
shots of his buff bod coming out of the surf and the rope and
chair torture scene (which is even more leg-cross-inducing than
the carpet beater scene from the novel if you ask me) where
he's buck nekkid.

The rumor is that he will kiss a guy (Felix Leiter) in the next
movie, but again this is probably something that is either
publicity whoring or a misunderstanding of something in the
script.

/NTTAWWT
 
2008-09-03 12:56:15 PM
Nemo's Brother: The real reason why Deadwood, Carnivale and Rome were canceled is because HBO couldn't do any product placement in them.

Wow. You mean they spent millions producing these shows, and only after doing that realized they couldn't make product placements? Talk about a facepalm.

HBO Producer:

"Whaddya mean there's no current market for togas and short swords? Goddammit, if we had found out at the script stage that Rome's plot occurred 2000 years ago, think how much money we could have saved. Why wasn't I informed of this before we spent millions? I thought we were making a multi-million dollar multi-year series about assh*le sports talk show hosts."
 
2008-09-03 12:57:58 PM
"I thought spy's drank martini's"
"No. Scotch. And nothing less than twelve years old"
"Is that a fact?"

/obscure?
 
2008-09-03 12:59:42 PM
Av8rLuvr: The producers choice for Daniel Craig as James Bond positively butchered the character, so this Coke Zero thing just sounds like it's par for the course.

Yes, after that masterful performance by Pierce Brosnan, we were all a little dissapointed. NOT.
Craig made the perfect bond after Connery (debatable IMHO). But Connery is a relic of the past. The only way Connery could work as bond: When the bad guys close in on him, he shiats himself, and then hobbles away as they reel back in disgust.
 
2008-09-03 01:02:33 PM
Mugato: The worst though was the last movie.
"The watch, Rolex?"
"No, Omega."

He almost looked into the camera and modeled it.


The worst was when he was driving the Ford Focus and checks his Sony Ericsson phone.

/drives a Ford Focus
//going to go buy a Sony Ericsson in 26 mins.
 
2008-09-03 01:14:02 PM
Nemo's Brother: The real reason why Deadwood, Carnivale and Rome were canceled is because HBO couldn't do any product placement in them.

I'm sure they could have figured out a way to put the Nike symbol in Rome if they got paid.
 
2008-09-03 01:14:24 PM
Howard Finkelstein: Av8rLuvr: The producers choice for Daniel Craig as James Bond positively butchered the character, so this Coke Zero thing just sounds like it's par for the course.

If by "butchered" you mean "made awesome" then you're right.


That's NOT what I meant.

queezyweezel: Yes, after that masterful performance by Pierce Brosnan, we were all a little dissapointed. NOT.
Craig made the perfect bond after Connery (debatable IMHO). But Connery is a relic of the past. The only way Connery could work as bond: When the bad guys close in on him, he shiats himself, and then hobbles away as they reel back in disgust.


I never said Brosnan was a great Bond. Maybe I just can't get away from the Connery films. I thought he was awesome and haven't been impressed by any Bonds since.

I have to say though, your little scenario there is pretty funny.
 
2008-09-03 01:17:26 PM
Mr. Coffee Nerves: Mento

Hmmm. Does that trick work with Coke Zero as well as Diet Coke?
 
2008-09-03 01:19:24 PM
Pxtl: I paid for my ticket, I'm the customer, not whatever corporation wants to stick ads all over your picture.

I wonder if the producers receive 0.07% of the revenue from product placements.
 
2008-09-03 01:35:26 PM
Dougfm

HEY WHITEY...WHERE'S YOUR HAT?!
 
2008-09-03 01:39:01 PM
this story made me want to go chug vodka.
 
2008-09-03 02:21:58 PM
notmtwain: I understand he's endorsing KY Jelly too. It should be fun to see how they work slip that in.

/ftfy
 
2008-09-03 02:29:05 PM
Frankly, Daniel Craig's a great Bond. I liked him in Casino Royale (and he's the first Bond I've gone to see in theaters), and will probably like him in QOS.

Product placements are evil, but I don't see them going away. Also, I'd bet he'll drink Coke Zero during the day / out on a boat, instead of alcohol.

/never understood why any agent got drunk, if he expected to live.
 
2008-09-03 02:39:54 PM
shouldn't he drink coke double zero with seven-up?
 
2008-09-03 02:40:14 PM
Mugato: What's with all the product placement in these movies? It really started with the Brosnan ones but at least he was hocking Smirnoff, which Bond wouldn't be caught dead drinking either but at least it was vodka.

Smirnoff was in early Bond films. Also:
Smirnoff wins. (new window)
 
2008-09-03 02:40:57 PM
hmmmm....unfetchable URL. Sorry.
 
2008-09-03 03:08:27 PM
Flash_NYC: Movie 1:

Bond: I'll have a Coke Zero, please. Shaken, not stirred.

Bartender: Sure thing, pal. [shakes can virorously and places can on counter]

Bond: Thanks. [turns can and opens it while Coke Zero sprays all over his face]

Movie 2:

Bond: I'll have a Coke Zero, please. Shaken, not stirred.

Bartender: I got pints and half pints and shots, no zeroes man. What size will it be?

Bond: OK, how about a Tab?

Bartender: I can't give you a tab unless you order something.

Bond: OK, give me a Dew.

Bartender: This ain't no sissy salon dude, I ain't givin' you no 'do.

Bond: You don't understand, Mountain Dew.

Bartender: Mountian don't "do" anything, get out of here!!!

(throw in a few fart gags and kicks to the crotch, and I just wrote Will Farrell's latest movie!!!!!)


or just watched Back To The Future recently
 
2008-09-03 03:24:41 PM
KingKauff: "I thought spy's drank martini's"
"No. Scotch. And nothing less than twelve years old"
"Is that a fact?"

/obscure?


Awesome movie, had to watch twice to get it though, it's a movie you really have to pay attention to, can't just watch it while surfing.

Farkwell Smart: Flash_NYC: Movie 1:

Bond: I'll have a Coke Zero, please. Shaken, not stirred.

Bartender: Sure thing, pal. [shakes can virorously and places can on counter]

Bond: Thanks. [turns can and opens it while Coke Zero sprays all over his face]

Movie 2:

Bond: I'll have a Coke Zero, please. Shaken, not stirred.

Bartender: I got pints and half pints and shots, no zeroes man. What size will it be?

Bond: OK, how about a Tab?

Bartender: I can't give you a tab unless you order something.

Bond: OK, give me a Dew.

Bartender: This ain't no sissy salon dude, I ain't givin' you no 'do.

Bond: You don't understand, Mountain Dew.

Bartender: Mountian don't "do" anything, get out of here!!!

(throw in a few fart gags and kicks to the crotch, and I just wrote Will Farrell's latest movie!!!!!)

or just watched Back To The Future recently


I was hoping someone noticed that...
 
2008-09-03 03:49:42 PM
sewiusproductions:

or just watched Back To The Future recently

I was hoping someone noticed that...


I already did:

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Flash_NYC:

Bond: OK, how about a Tab?

Bartender: I can't give you a tab unless you order something.



So, Will Ferrell steals ideas from Back to the Future too?
 
2008-09-03 03:56:11 PM
I only buy products that i see in movies.
 
2008-09-03 04:00:15 PM
I'm trying to keep an open mind about QUANTUM OF SOLACE (always one of my favorite Bond stories).

But the movie appears to have zero connection to the story. The story is about some rich lady telling Bond a story about other rich people buggering about. The movie poster has Bond sporting an enormous gun.

Am I misremembering something?
 
2008-09-03 05:06:08 PM
swaxhog: The worst was when he was driving the Ford Focus and checks his Sony Ericsson phone

The fact that Bond in his early days was driving a Ford Focus was more of a joke than product placement but everything else was pretty gratuitous. Bond has to drive some model of car and has to use some brand of cell phone service but there's no reason to focus in on it at every opportunity.
 
2008-09-03 05:17:12 PM
You wanna know why Coke Zero is such a flop? 'Cause there's no need for it. Diet Coke is one farkin' calorie. ONE! You burn that up breathing for 30 minutes.

If I want a zero calorie drink, I'll stick with water. Plus, it has the advantage of not tasting like malted battery acid.
 
2008-09-03 05:17:17 PM
James Bond doesn't drink. James Bond doesn't smoke. What does he do?
 
2008-09-03 06:53:34 PM
Mugato: What's with all the product placement in these movies? It really started with the Brosnan ones but at least he was hocking Smirnoff, which Bond wouldn't be caught dead drinking either but at least it was vodka.

The worst though was the last movie.
"The watch, Rolex?"
"No, Omega."

He almost looked into the camera and modeled it.


It's not just Bond movies, it's everywhere now.

Look at Tropic Thunder... Wii, Tivo, ipod, etc. I almost walked out when Tom Cruise was reading a copy of Maxim and you could see him making sure the cover was perfectly visible as he laid it on his desk.

Or when Seth Rogan's teen girlfriend was watching UFC in the hotel room by herself in Pineapple Express.

Or when Tony Stark makes a big production out of getting a couple Whoppers at Burger King.

That kind of crap takes me right out of the movie.
 
2008-09-03 08:35:53 PM
Kaybeck: That kind of crap takes me right out of the movie.

So fictional characters portrayed to live in modern times in our world may, from time to time, use non-fictional products. Big farkin' deal.

You're okay with the concept of a secret agent living through numerous gunfights, insurmountable odds, and saving the world from global domination multiple times with his incredible timing, gadgetry, and marksmanship, but the second someone mentions the name of his watch, THAT takes you right out of the movie? LOL!
 
2008-09-03 09:14:53 PM
Tenth_Muse: James Bond doesn't drink. James Bond doesn't smoke. What does he do?

There must be something inside.
 
2008-09-03 09:32:36 PM
FlashHarry

you say, "i'll have a bud" or "i'll have a miller light" or "i'll have a stella."

Screw you! You don't know me!

I never say those things, 'cause, you know, I actually like drinking beer for its taste.
 
2008-09-04 07:04:50 PM
Stupid.
 
2008-09-05 04:19:33 PM
Mugato: What's with all the product placement in these movies? It really started with the Brosnan ones but at least he was hocking Smirnoff, which Bond wouldn't be caught dead drinking either but at least it was vodka.


Actually product placement was in the Bond movies from the beginning. there wasn't a drink called a vodka martini until the Dr. No movie (and the product placement).
 
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