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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Hollywood is Selling Out…



Well, I have been noticing many more product placements in tv shows and movies lately, where companies like pepsi and coke pay big bucks to have the on screen actors taking a swig of their product, and other companies pay to have their products used or visibly in the background. While watching medium the other night, on NBC, I began to think that we are about to be bombarded with this type of advertising. Not only was there a product placement, but basically the script of the show was written to promote the Memoirs of a Geisha movie. The main characters talk about going to see that movie, there is a scene at the movie theater where they talk with other characters about how good the movie was, and throughout the episode the little girl character keeps asking her mom out of the blue how to spell “Geisha”. I am not surprised that the network whores would sell out for few extra bucks, but I am surprised that the artsy writers’ guild union script writers would sacrifice their art of script writing so that the networks can make a few extra bucks by turning the shows into commercials.

1 Comments:

  • I'm watching Survivor this week. For the first time ever, a hot cup of Folgers coffee sounds good.

    By Blogger Ron Schneider, at 6:36 AM  

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