Sunday, June 14, 2009

Embed and breakfast man: Perhaps the shoddiest cash-in ever

The revival of the twenty year-old Milky Way advert featuring the Red Car and The Blue Car reminded me of this - and if it's stuck in my head, I think it's only fair to share:

If you're making a record based around an advert which is comprehensively retro-styled, why would you pad the video out with clips of "amusing" retro adverts? If the budget was so tight you couldn't even get any new cartoony parts, would you not at least have done a little post-production to tint the black and white cars red and blue? Would there not have been a point at which you'd have just looked at what you'd done and thought "you know what, maybe we shouldn't really bother?"

[These are British Milky Ways, which are 3 Musketeers in the US.]