Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 22:19:20 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Calling Paul Halliday (and Tony Scott)

in article 2yLFg.4435$, john at wrote on 19/08/2006 22:39: > "Paul Halliday" <> wrote in message > >> Essentially, there's a 'Top Gun' kind of macho sunglasses scene, panning >> shots of the C900 and the runway scene, culminating in a scene following >> the >> car which transforms into the plane. Maybe that was another advert, since >> I >> remember that one being much darker. > > yep directed by 'Mr Top Gun' Tony Scott.....Mid-late 80's campaign....I saw > it quite recently somewhere.... Whoa! Good catch, Sir! According to Wikipedia, Scott was selected for directing Top Gun based on his SAAB advert. I wonder if there's any truth to that? "... from producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer to direct a picture called Top Gun. Among the few admirers of The Hunger during its initial release (the film has, however, subsequently earned cult status on home video), Simpson and Bruckheimer had settled upon choosing Scott largely on the basis of a commercial he had done for Swedish automaker Saab in the early 1980s: in the spot, a Saab 900 Turbo is shown racing a fighter jet. Sensing they had found their man, they offered the project to Scott. Scott, however, was initially reluctant." From <> I would list 'Top Gun' as possibly my least favourite film, but 'The Hunger' is definitely in my top 10. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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