Style & Culture
Mon Apr 13 2015 17:05:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
10 Best Worst Car Commercials from the 90s and 90s.
As a capitalistic consumer culture, we sure have come a long way since the days when grainy graphics, sub-par sound effects, and obnoxious announcers-flooded Zenith television screens across America. Yes, I am talking about the glorious decade known as the 1980s. With fodder the likes of which legends are born, our cable-equipped living rooms were an easy target for marketing firms, and auto manufacturers were no different. Fortunately, advancements in CG graphics and sound editing alone have made more than enough of a difference in recent decades, with many automotive advertisements sticking to a certain status quo.
Sure there are still a few groaners out there that either make us want to change the channel or throw a shoe at the tube, but overall there has been a noticeable improvement in the quality of car ads since the early 2000s. This is in stark contrast to everything prior to the year 2000, when the average car commercial was hit or miss at best and was still prone to being nothing more than purchasing propaganda set to the wailing of a dozen synthesizers and some electric drums.
Just for fun I sat down and perused YouTube in search of the worst car commercials that I could find, and came up with a staggering number of contenders that were cause for a lengthy visit to the vomitarium. Everything from ridiculously bad scripting, to over the top camera angles that did neither the car nor the viewer any favors were unearthed, and I hastily reformulated my search. I didn’t want just pure rubbish; I wanted something that was both bad and entertaining at the same time. Where were all those bad ads from my childhood that made me feel both amused and nostalgic at the same time?
It was a painful process, but after several hours of excruciating agony I was finally able to glean a top ten list from the steaming heap of old-school excrement. These classics primarily consist of ads from the 1990s and 1980s, and feature everything from absurd musical numbers, to vile voiceovers, and over the top acting at every turn. It may not be pretty, but my lord is it entertaining. So without further ado let’s take a quick cruise down memory lane to review the best of the worst and maybe wonder what the hell we were thinking in the first place.
Fri Aug 02 2013 17:50:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Honda "Hands" film celebrates the curiosity of Honda engineers, which has led to some of the most successful Honda innovations over the past 65 years.
Tue Apr 16 2013 14:09:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Jaguar is proud to introduce 'Desire', a film project in collaboration with Ridley Scott Associates - starring Emmy award winner Damian Lewis with music by Lana Del Rey.
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Wed Mar 13 2013 19:45:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Neat ad for Bosch iridium spark plugs.
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Sat Feb 23 2013 01:13:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
God Made a Farmer. In my book the finest example of how to hold an audience without resorting to cheap pet tricks. It is sincere, it is genuine, and it hits you square in the solar plexus and won't let go. So it sells Dodge Ram pickups. Okay with me!. Some 13.9M views on YT should tell us something. Thank you Paul Harvey.
Fri Jan 18 2013 18:33:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The BMW i Window Into The Near Future digitally transforms passing cars into the all-electric BMW i3 and plug-in hybrid BMW i8 Concept vehicles — and showcases our vision for the future of mobility.
The window also calculates how much money would be saved and how many tons of CO2 emissions we can reduce annually if each transformed car were all-electric.
See the window in person at 42nd Street and 6th Avenue, across from Bryant Park in NYC, now through midnight, Saturday, November 17th.
Sun Jan 13 2013 18:31:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Celebrity car adverts from 60s 70s with Farrah Fawcett, Lindsay Wagner, Robert De niro.
Robert DeNiro's His critically acclaimed, longtime collaborations with Martin Scorsese began with 1973's Mean Streets, and earned De Niro an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his roles in Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976) and Cape Fear (1991). In addition, he received nominations for his acting in Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978) and Penny Marshall's Awakenings (1990). Also in 1990, his portrayal as Jimmy Conway in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas earned him a BAFTA nomination.
Farrah Leni Fawcett was an American actress and artist. A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she first appeared as private investigator Jill Munroe in the first season of the television series Charlie's Angels, in 1976. Fawcett later appeared Off-Broadway to critical approval and in highly rated and critically acclaimed television movies, in roles often challenging (The Burning Bed; Nazi Hunter:
The Beate Klarsfeld Story; Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story; Double Exposure: The Story of Margaret Bourke-White) and sometimes unsympathetic (Small Sacrifices). Fawcett was a sex symbol whose iconic poster, released the same year Charlie's Angels premiered, broke sales records, making her an international pop culture icon. Her hairstyle was emulated by young women in the 1970s and 1980s.
Lindsay Jean Wagner (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. She is probably best known for her portrayal of Jaime Sommers in the 1970s television series The Bionic Woman (for which she won an Emmy award), though she has maintained a lengthy career in a variety of other film and television productions since.
Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters.
He first drew critical praise for the play Eh?, for which he won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. This was soon followed by his breakthrough 1967 film role as Benjamin Braddock, the title character in The Graduate. Since then Hoffman's career has largely been focused on cinema, with sporadic returns to television and the stage. His most notable films include Papillon, Marathon Man, Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man, Lenny, All the President's Men, Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man and Hook.
Hoffman has won two Academy Awards (for his performances in Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man), five Golden Globes, four BAFTAs, three Drama Desk Awards, a Genie Award, and an Emmy Award. Hoffman received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999.
Mon Dec 24 2012 03:12:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
A pint-sized Darth Vader uses the Force when he discovers the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Passat in the driveway. This award-winning commercial first aired during the 2011 Big Game.
Sun Dec 02 2012 17:04:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Gucci customizes Fiat 500. In the year that sees the celebration of both the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy and Gucci's 90th anniversary, Gucci and Fiat are unveiling the 500 by Gucci, a special edition of the Fiat 500 customized by Gucci's Creative Director Frida Giannini in partnership with Fiat's Centro Stile. This unique collaboration between two of Italy's most respected brands represents a great combination of craftsmanship and style. Launched on the opening day of Milan Fashion Week, the 500 by Gucci will also be presented at the Geneva International Auto Show, in a dedicated Gucci pop-up store within the Fiat stand.
Thu Nov 15 2012 17:50:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Famous 1970s commercial for the Chrysler Cordoba with Ricardo Montalban, or better known as, "Fine Corinthian leather."
Sat Jul 21 2012 18:07:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Types of insurance fraud are very diverse and this is one of them. But not this time. (Part 2) Failed Attempt to Provoke an Accident - Happy End.