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The following is an ad created for Honda and used in the UK. It is not a

digital image: everything you see came from 2 custom hand-built (and

then dismantled) Honda Accords. You'll be seeing an authentic

single-shot live-action film that only took 606 takes to get right.

Make sure your sound is on!

http://www.daboyz.org/honda/


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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If this is the ad I think it is, I believe there is ONE seam, digital or otherwise, at the almost exact middle of the ad.

The funny thing is, when I saw this thread's title and when I saw which forum it was in, I somehow guessed right away what this would be in reference to ... and I haven't even seen this ad in months, if not years!


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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Thanks for posting that Darrel. Nopt having a TV licence I haven't seen the ad. However at Christmas it featured in the "100 greatest TV moments" for the year (which, on principle, I watch every year at my parents / friends, just to remind myself precisely why I don't have a TV). Unfortunately the programme makers in their infinite wisom decided that rather than just show the clip and let us appreciate it, it made more sense to only show clips from it and intersperse it with D list celebs making inane comments. Same length of feature, significantly decreased viewer pleasure.

So it was giood to actually see it.

Matt

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Peter T Chattaway wrote:

: If this is the ad I think it is, I believe there is ONE seam, digital or

: otherwise, at the almost exact middle of the ad.

Ah yes, here is where I read about that: "The full advert is divided in two -- because the studio couldn't fit in all the kit at once. Just one second of computer generation is used to link the two halves -- when an exhaust pipe rolls across the floor."


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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Nevermind, found it.

At one point, three tyres roll uphill because inside they have been weighted with bolts and screws.

[iNSERT SIGNATURE HERE]

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I remember only seeing a fragment of this. Definitely not the final car and brand flag. We always see prototype and new/not yet released models around here. Never seen that wagon before. Very hot looking car.


"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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Now I remember. The ad I saw had a different ending that merely ended with a four door Accord in the picture, not a wagon. And it didn't move, but something in the sequence unfurled the banner. I like this better with the activated remote tipping the balanced car. And you are right, Darrell, sound is important. I was impressed with the bell like tone of the muffler early in the ad.


"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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The Sequel

I think. Can't get to the original site anymore. Has some of the same elements, but seems to have a few more as well.

Edited by Darrel Manson

A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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