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Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Midweek YouTube - Nescafé instant coffee (Germany)

This advertisement dates from 1978. How to describe this ad.? Well, shall we put this delicately? The word 'thrusting' comes to mind, 'phallic' too. Then the phrase 'ūber alle' gets an airing. Yes, definitely a product that seems to be aimed squarely at a German market!

On a lighter note, the use of the dramatic music (Richard Strauss - 'Thus spake Zarathustra') made me think not of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, but rather the 'Naked Gun' film series with Leslie Nielsen and Patricia Presley, whose love-making was usually accompanied with similar dramatic music and visual inter-cuts. On the other hand you could read the book the title came from and plunge deep into philosophy.


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