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Now this is taking pomo too far...

You've probably seen it in the cinema or on TV. You know, that trailer for the psychic thriller movie thing, the one with the guy who can't lose. What's it called now? Ah yes, Lucky Star. Could be a good movie when it comes out...

...except it's not a movie. It's an advert. For Mercedes Benz. One that you have to go to the web to find out about. One that they got Michael Mann to make for them...

And they're reserving the option of actually making the movie...

But I don't think I want to buy a new car just yet...


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Jul. 24th, 2002 01:48 pm (UTC)
Just watched the ad about 15 mins ago (during Six Feet Under I'd guess since I was listening to Mike Harding talking to Linda Thompson before that) and it did indeed look like an ad for a convertable car of some kind (yeah, probably mercedes but not really emphasised enough, IMHO)

But still, great teaser trailer, and with the guy off Traffic IIRC ...
Jul. 24th, 2002 01:59 pm (UTC)
How truely bizarre. Mind you, it didn't work very well on me - not only did I not notice that he was driving a Merc either time I've seen the trailer, but I'd also decided I wasn't going to go see the film.
Jul. 24th, 2002 05:46 pm (UTC)
Cool. So Mr H is a secret military project of super smart sattelite and suave dude (ex spy) who has gone walk about and but always keeps one step ahead of the authorities while amassing a fortune. Heck, I wanna see this
movie. :)
Jul. 25th, 2002 01:01 am (UTC)
Well, there's a thing
It fooled me. I really believed it was another crap action film with supernatural undercurrents which I didn't want to see. I noticed there was a car in it, but paid no attention to what it was and wouldn't remember even if I'd noticed. I was vaguely curious about whether the mysterious bloke was meant to be the devil or the antichrist or something (Lucky Star is sufficiently like Morning Star to suggest a connection, at least to me), and my attention was briefly caught by what seemed to be the planetary conjunction stuff at the end, but I'd have forgotten all about it soon enough.

Jul. 25th, 2002 03:44 am (UTC)
It's just the same as the mobile phone companies have been doing - most recently the Nokia 'Minority Report' advert "Note: Handset shown not featured in movie.", and previously "The Matrix", among others.
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