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destiny - how to make an interesting advertisement

Post by taxico » Sun, 03 Feb 2013 5:39 pm

today, while loading a video on youtube, an ad played... and for the first time, i tried rewinding the ad but to no avail. it was a curious trailer.

i present to you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toDuu5l5Y9w

this was the ad masquerading as a trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwEgD3NyL-4

o, petard. mi no speakst fwensh... (???)

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Post by nakatago » Sun, 03 Feb 2013 5:45 pm

This got me when I first saw it. It was during the previews in a movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NGg2feEhHs

I checked. Brazilian Caroline Correa does look like Angelina Jolie.
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Post by taxico » Sun, 03 Feb 2013 6:13 pm

is that dude the real actor (whazisname) or also a lookalike?

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Post by nakatago » Sun, 03 Feb 2013 6:20 pm

taxico wrote:is that dude the real actor (whazisname) or also a lookalike?
Benicio del Toro? I think so; how else could they have put his name on the credits?
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Post by taxico » Sun, 03 Feb 2013 6:31 pm

angelina or not, i'd tap that. heh!

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Re: destiny - how to make an interesting advertisement

Post by JR8 » Mon, 04 Feb 2013 2:42 am

taxico wrote:today, while loading a video on youtube, an ad played... and for the first time, i tried rewinding the ad but to no avail. it was a curious trailer.

i present to you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toDuu5l5Y9w

this was the ad masquerading as a trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwEgD3NyL-4

o, petard. mi no speakst fwensh... (???)

Er, petard? Off the top of my head isn't that a dagger (hence the expression 'hoist on his own petard'). It is also a red-coloured fire-cracker that comes in strings, sized anywhere from the smallest roughly 7mm long * 2mm wide, up to about 12cm*2cm, the latter being capable of doing some pretty serious damage (IIRC in the States they are called 'cherry-bombs').

Or did you mean putain, the French expletive, which literally means whore, but I've heard it used as a general expletive when a person (either gender) or inanimate object is really annoying you.

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:49 am

nakatago wrote:This got me when I first saw it. It was during the previews in a movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NGg2feEhHs

I checked. Brazilian Caroline Correa does look like Angelina Jolie.
She did it for new Magnum ice cream. Same MO: Ad masquerading as trailer. There are 3 instalments but I can only find 2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NGg2feEhHs

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Re: destiny - how to make an interesting advertisement

Post by Mi Amigo » Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:08 pm

JR8 wrote:Er, petard? Off the top of my head isn't that a dagger (hence the expression 'hoist on his own petard'). It is also a red-coloured fire-cracker that comes in strings, sized anywhere from the smallest roughly 7mm long * 2mm wide, up to about 12cm*2cm, the latter being capable of doing some pretty serious damage (IIRC in the States they are called 'cherry-bombs').

Or did you mean putain, the French expletive, which literally means whore, but I've heard it used as a general expletive when a person (either gender) or inanimate object is really annoying you.
What's the French for 'a load of old b0ll0cks'?* :P

* I'm referring to the YT clip, not your comments above.
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Re: destiny - how to make an interesting advertisement

Post by taxico » Mon, 04 Feb 2013 2:57 pm

JR8 wrote:...Er, petard?

Or did you mean putain...
i speak no french...! but i know how to say "3ncule" very well. i think that's as bad/good as it gets for me.

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Re: destiny - how to make an interesting advertisement

Post by JR8 » Mon, 04 Feb 2013 6:11 pm

taxico wrote:
JR8 wrote:...Er, petard?

Or did you mean putain...
i speak no french...! but i know how to say "3ncule" very well. i think that's as bad/good as it gets for me.
Yes, or add 'vous!' (='you!') on the end and, as you say that is AFAIK about as bad as I learned as a schoolboy.


p.s. Seems contrary now that in that expletive you are using the polite/formal tense of 'you'. One for a Francophile to explain ...? :)

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