Richard Brody on “Hitchcock,” the new bio-pic about the making of “Psycho”:
“Hitchcock” isn’t a great film, but it tells a great story and caps it with a couple of very fine and memorable moments—and the story it tells is one that rises from deep in the heart of the movie business and remains central to the industry today…
What other needless words and phrases can you think of?
Almost anyone who cares about language and knows about or uses the Internet has been guilty at one time or another of demonizing the world wide web for its effects on the English language. “The Internet makes it easy for people, including professional writers, to publish writing publicly…
You don’t know it, but if you speak English regularly, you’re often quoting Shakespeare. In this funny and poignant talk, Christopher Gaze lists all of the common sayings and phrases Shakespeare coined, and looks at the life of the man himself to give new meaning to some of his most famous works.(Filmed at TEDxVancouver.)
Take a Brochure … Easier Said than Done
Working for the Army Special Forces is no ordinary job. And that’s why the USA Army built a truly extraordinary billboard as a form of recruitment. As you can see, the billboard features a solid color and a simple copy: “Take a brochure.” But notice where the brochures are located? That’s right — on the side of a building.
The Scrabble Campaign created by the Chile based company JWT is designed in a minimalistic yet appealing and interesting way that works well for the advertising product. Sliced images need to be put back together in order to make sense, much like scrambled words. The game was first published in 1948 and is played by millions of children and adults worldwide, nonetheless, it is struggling along with other board games to compete with the modern appeal of video games and the internet. The long weekend afternoons playing on the living room floor with my family is one of the most cherished memories I and many of you have but it is a sight destined to fade. Hopefully, games such as this will continue to modernize and resort to a fresher style in order to attract the new generation of “shiny screens” children.
Fedex advertising, what if it was really this simple?!
Vijay Sales is obviously an independent Barbecue selling company or even just one man trying to sell barbecues, making this ambient perfect to promote their services, as its cheap and effective.
BBDP & Fils: The Rules of Advertising