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The New Accord Commercial For The Uk

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  1. freshclive

    freshclive Junior Member

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    check this ad out its pretty cool. a friend of mine sent this to me today read the long winded stuff below first though it really puts what your about to see into perspective.

       It's very important that you understand there are no computer graphics or digital tricks in the film. Everything you see really happened in real time exactly as you see it.  The film took 606 takes. On the first 605 takes, something, usually very   minor, didn't work. They would then have to set the whole thing up again.  The crew spent weeks shooting night and day. By the time it was  over, they were ready to change professions. The film cost six million dollars (holy ----!) and took three months to complete.  In addition, it's two minutes long, so every time Honda  airs the film on British television, they're shelling out enough dough to keep any one of us in clover for a lifetime. However, it is fast becoming the most downloaded advertisement in Internet history. Honda executives figure the ad will soon pay for itself simply in "free" viewings (Honda isn't paying a dime to have you watch this commercial!). When the ad was pitched to senior executives, they signed off on it immediately without any hesitation -- including the costs.  There are six and only six hand-made Accords in the world. To the horror of Honda engineers, the filmmakers disassembled two of them to make the film.  Everything you see in the film (aside from the walls, floor, ramp, and complete Honda Accord) are parts from those two cars.  The voiceover is Garrison Keillor.  When the ad was shown to Honda executives, they liked it and commented on how amazing computer graphics have gotten. They fell off their chairs when they found out it was for real.  Oh. And about those funky windshield wipers. On the new Accords, the windshield wipers have water sensors and are designed to start doing their thing automatically as soon as they become wet. It looks a bit  weird in the commercial.   As amazing as this is, it's actually based on an earlier film from the  seventies called "How Things Move" by two Swiss self-destructing artifacts artists (say that ten times fast). In that film, a similar set-up with household objects goes on for thirty (three-zero!) minutes with air jets and fire and chemical reactions. Watch it!  


    http://home.attbi.com/~bernhard36/honda-ad.html
     
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    please, not again.
     
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    freshclive Junior Member

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    hey check it out...I just got this sweet Cyborg Bill doll. - Kyle.


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    I think we have a crackhead on our hands :hide:
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    That's putting it nicely.
     
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    STFU! It was nicely put :)
     
  10. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Yeah whatever. :p
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    :woo: :D
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    I have noticed that only way not to start a post like this is to come up with your own original shit.


    Milan
     
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    [dark helmet] when will then be now ...... [/dark helmet] sooooon
     
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    this is the 5th time in the past 2 weeks this has been posted. :locked2:
     
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