ANNOUNCEMENT: NominOptions of this year's leading Oscar contenders in the top 8 categories are now trading.

HSX Forums: Movies Board






Speaking of generic brand stuff, why the fake phone numbers that start with 555? I want to call the Gohostbusters, dammit.

Posted by: stevie1der328 on Dec 31, 09:19 in response to HarryWarden's post Product placement: Does it irritate you?

Seriously though, product plasement doesn't bother me.  I mean, every time you walk down a commercial street you're bombarded with ads and signs, so I don't know why one little coke can would ruffle your feathers.

Product placement: Does it irritate you?   HarryWarden on Dec 31, 08:30

I'm fortunately neutral about PP. Rarely notice it. I do leave the cinema with a strange desire for Coca Cola and iPhones though... {nm}   numbersix_99 on Dec 31, 08:36

Honestly, it's something we see every day at this point. Not sure why it should seem odd in movies.   TheWeekendWarrior on Dec 31, 08:42

i agree with you, or they'd cover up/alter part of the actual name leaving actors to drink "epsi" or to wash their clothes with "fide" (nm)   Beer Wench on Dec 31, 09:15

Speaking of generic brand stuff, why the fake phone numbers that start with 555? I want to call the Gohostbusters, dammit.   stevie1der328 on Dec 31, 09:19

OK,,,for a good time call Jenny at 867-5309 forgot the area code {nm}   mrbinns on Dec 31, 10:25

Some interesting uses of that number...where one might least expect it... (source wikipedia, not peer reviewed)   PVL Admin on Dec 31, 13:47

Depends on how conspicuous it is.   TFeeney on Dec 31, 09:23

You mean like a recent movie where they are in Times Square and a big billboard is promoting "Game of Shaodws?" {nm}   mrbinns on Dec 31, 10:28

Ugh, that was wretched. I remember Sbarro, Toshiba, and Nokia being in there too, among others.   Jelly on Dec 31, 11:19

Wonder whether they'll alter that billboard for the video release to promote Game of Shadows on Blu-Ray. {nm}   TFeeney on Dec 31, 13:36

I agree. Worst product placement I have ever seen though was the TV show Eureka. They did a one hour long car commercial for an episode. {nm}   mrbeankc on Dec 31, 12:22

Showing a product is one thing, talking about it is another   Zaba on Dec 31, 12:42

Actually, it bugs me more when they have labels turned *just* away from the camera.   tawdryhepburn on Dec 31, 12:07

How about when the semi nude Victoria Secret models are plastered all over bus shelters while a driving scene is ongoing? Simply shameless.   PVL Admin on Dec 31, 13:53





Post a Reply

To post to the forums you must first login!

Cantor Exchange
Corey Stoll (CSTOL) 5 51.42 (-0.40)         Sofia Coppola (SCOPP) 7 7.71 (-0.04)         Night at the Museum: Secret of t (NMUS3) 10000 76.28 (-10.27)         Open Windows (OWNDW) 88888 0.07 (0.00)         Night at the Museum: Secret of t (NMUS3) 87461 76.28 (-10.27)         Open Windows (OWNDW) 11112 0.07 (0.00)         The Last 5 Years (L5YRS) 100000 3.97 (-0.75)         Paddington (PADTN) 100000 36.43 (+0.05)         The Woman In Black 2: Angel of D (WMBL2) 100000 17.85 (+0.03)         Christina Ricci (CRICC) 5 13.70 (+0.08)         The Wedding Ringer (WEDRN) 100000 43.80 (+0.67)         23 Jump Street (21JS3) 1000 69.31 (+0.16)         Daniel Radcliffe (DRADC) 6000 97.87 (-0.50)         Into the Woods (INTWD) 30574 83.86 (-4.84)         Into the Woods (INTWD) 100000 83.86 (-4.84)         Charlie Day (CDAY) 5 147.89 (+0.33)         The Interview (NTRVW) 1000 13.55 (+7.19)         Charlie Day (CDAY) 5 147.89 (+0.33)         Revenge of the Green Dragons (ROTGD) 88888 0.02 (-0.06)         Everest (EVRST) 100 26.45 (-0.15)         Revenge of the Green Dragons (ROTGD) 11112 0.02 (-0.06)         The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fi (HOBT3) 100000 181.22 (-10.80)         Benedict Cumberbatch (BCUMB) 5 86.75 (-0.31)         Robert Downey Jr. (RDOWN) 4000 161.20 (+0.34)         Benedict Cumberbatch (BCUMB) 5 86.75 (-0.31)         Felony (FELNY) 88888 0.06 (+0.01)         Felony (FELNY) 11112 0.06 (+0.01)         Pitch Perfect 2 (PTCP2) 100000 61.29 (+0.57)         Tarzan (TARZN) 3500 52.16 (0.00)         Camp X-Ray (CXRAY) 88888 0.06 (-0.04)         Camp X-Ray (CXRAY) 11112 0.06 (-0.04)         Anna Kendrick (AKEND) 20000 18.77 (-0.09)         Emma Stone (ESTON) 16500 90.04 (-0.04)         Adam Sandler (ASAND) 5 73.64 (-0.52)         Adam Sandler (ASAND) 5 73.64 (-0.52)         You're Not You (YURNU) 88888 0.06 (+0.01)         You're Not You (YURNU) 11112 0.06 (+0.01)         Ansel Elgort (AELGO) 5 79.09 (0.00)         Ansel Elgort (AELGO) 5 79.09 (0.00)         Automata (AUTOM) 88888 0.03 (-0.02)         Automata (AUTOM) 11112 0.03 (-0.02)         Colin Firth (CFIRT) 20000 15.27 (-0.18)         The Town That Dreaded Sundown (TTTDS) 88888 0.03 (-0.01)         Unbroken H$20 Put (UBRKN.PU) 20000 2.34 (-0.02)         The Town That Dreaded Sundown (TTTDS) 11112 0.03 (-0.01)         Reese Witherspoon (RWITH) 18000 37.13 (-0.41)         Idris Elba (IELBA) 20000 89.81 (0.00)         Kal Penn (KPENN) 20000 18.56 (+0.04)         Cate Blanchett (CBLAN) 9000 98.88 (-0.20)         Chris Hemsworth (CHEMS) 300 97.83 (0.00)