Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 04:12:17 GMT
From: SG <sgnospamo.com>
Subject: Re: Calling Paul Halliday (and Tony Scott)


On Sat, 19 Aug 2006 22:19:20 GMT Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> wrote: > in article 2yLFg.4435$2w1.781nospamfe6-gui.ntli.net, john at > jsmith1456nospamo.com wrote on 19/08/2006 22:39: > > > "Paul Halliday" <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> wrote in message > > news:C10BF8DD.4D32%pjghnospamyonder.co.uk... > > >> 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 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Scott> > > 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 > http://saab.go.dyndns.org/ > > Paul, Could both of us try and contact the people that work with Tony Scott to get the original Advertisement? SG

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