The Sordid History Of Product Placement In Cinema

Did you know that product placement in movies began in 1919, during the silent era? Ultimately, that paved the way for last year, when Michael Bay broke his own record by promoting products from 49 corporations within a single film (the blockbuster Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). Conceived by FilmDrunk:

4 Comments on "The Sordid History Of Product Placement In Cinema"

  1. Word Eater | Jan 11, 2011 at 4:06 am |

    That Wayne’s World scene is still one of my favorites. It was the birth of “meta.”

  2. Word Eater | Jan 11, 2011 at 12:06 am |

    That Wayne’s World scene is still one of my favorites. It was the birth of “meta.”

  3. To a degree, some of Michael Bay’s whorishness is completely justified. It takes huge amounts of money to defray the cost of replacing plots, acting, directorial ability and anything of worth with CGI, stunts, and explosions…

    …and yet he still sucks less than Uwe Boll.

  4. To a degree, some of Michael Bay’s whorishness is completely justified. It takes huge amounts of money to defray the cost of replacing plots, acting, directorial ability and anything of worth with CGI, stunts, and explosions…

    …and yet he still sucks less than Uwe Boll.

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