Product Placement?

Discussion in 'The Dark Knight' started by WalterKovacs, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. WalterKovacs Registered

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    OK, nolan is basically the kubrick of his time in terms of keeping his soul. He's not the type of guy who'd have product placement. (IE the bat-boots having the nike logo, commercials of alfred drinking diet pepsi, the dodge logo on the fantasticar, peter parker web slinging some dr. pepper.)

    Or is he? Product placement can seriously kill a movie (See: I, robot)

    Pause this video at 1:46.
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    DId anybody notice this little bad boy behind the joker? [​IMG]
    Nothing like a little Starbucks pick-me-up in the middle of a superhero battle, amirite? Maybe joker is saying "Hit Me" because he wants a doubleshot expresso...
     
  2. WalterKovacs Registered

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    Its like that rolling stones song where theyre like "...But he cant be a man 'cause he doesnt smoke the same cigarettes as me..."

    When i showed my sister that lyric her jaw dropped, lolz.
     
  3. Darkness Falls We Could Be Heroes.....

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    how much product placement did you see in batman begins
    none?
    tdk won't have any product placement ethier
     
  4. Gilpesh Registered

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    I can't wait to take on the Joker and Two-Face when they start attacking the city. That's why I use Preparation-H.
     
  5. Mito88 Registered

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    ummmm... its just a starbucks...
     
  6. The Shape In the shadows

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    This doesn't belong here. It belongs in the Nobody Cares Forum, in the Official List of the World's Most Trivial Things Thread.
     
  7. bkey Registered

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    They may edit it out in the final cut.
     
  8. WalterKovacs Registered

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    Right. They did that in the first fantastic four.
     
  9. WalterKovacs Registered

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    sorry repost
     
  10. Darkness Falls We Could Be Heroes.....

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    sig worthy
     
  11. sasquatchs Registered

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    LOL, it's not product placement if a Starbucks happens to be on the street they're filming. In a city it's pretty impossible not to have one in shot :oldrazz:
     
  12. I-T-B Registered

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    Wow. I would never have noticed that if you hadn't pointed it out. Who cares? There's Starbucks in real life, there's Starbucks in the film. You can't even read it... :huh:
     
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    my god youve wasted my life
     
  14. Bright Knight Registered

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    To be fair, it's impossible to film in any city without getting a starbucks into a shot at least once.
     
  15. Darkness Falls We Could Be Heroes.....

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    anyone got a screencap
    cause i never take that much notice to the buildings not that i really care about a building when the freakin joker is in the same shot
     
  16. Green Goblin 1964 Registered

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    Apply directly to the forehead...
     
  17. Mito88 Registered

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    thread backfire
     
  18. WalterKovacs Registered

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    all i'm saying is that unless people are indoors hiding from the joker or watching the battle, star bucks wouldnt be open for business. And it's gona be like 10' tall on the big screen. I dont know, I'm bored. And i noticed it.

    Plus, Dodge Hemis exist in real life, doesnt mean that a shout out to them in fantastic four isn't 100% out of place.

    But I'm sorry if i wasted your lives. :o :-)huh: )
     
  19. Bright Knight Registered

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    I don't care what anyone says. I don't like starbucks. The service sucks and i just genuinely don't think a regular coffee should come in a litre mug.
     
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    so.. because the joker showed up in the middle of the street outta nowere.... starbucks has to close and kill the lights?
     
  21. Bright Knight Registered

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    Insurance reasons.
     
  22. WalterKovacs Registered

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    Well its a pretty busy city, i dont know why Gotham would just turn into a ghost town randomly unless there was a reason. I mean other than starbucks, the rest of the city looks pretty desolate and empty.
     
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    A little subliminal advertising is good for ya!!! :cmad:
     
  24. I-T-B Registered

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    Dude, bad comparison. He happened to pan by a building with a Starbucks sign on it. If nobody had pointed it out, I would honestly NEVER have noticed it. I was looking at Heath, as I'm sure will the majority of movie-goers will be come July. It's such a non-issue that I haven't given it anything even closely resembling thought. My hopes and dreams for the future rest firmly in Nolan's ever-capable, soft, creamy hands. That is all.



    Never been to Starbucks, so...that's a banjo I don't care to strum. :up:
     
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    What are the rules when showing registered trademarks in films without permission? Are there any?
     

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