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Old 02-10-2007, 11:59 PM   #1
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amazing honda commercial

not sure if this has been posted befor but i thought you guys would like it!

You can skip right to the link if you want; this is the most incredible
video I have EVER watched!!!

*This brief video is absolutely incredible.

*This is very cool.... Read the article first then click to see the video! *

*And you thought those people that set up room full of dominos to knock over
were amazing... *

*There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in the film.
Everything you see really happened in real time exactly as you see it. *

*The film took 606 takes. On the first 605 takes, something, usually very
minor, didn't work. They would then have to set the whole thing up

again. The crew spent weeks shooting night and day. *

*By the time it was over, they were ready to change professions. The film
cost six million dollars and took three months to complete including full
engineering of the sequence. *

*In addition, it's two minutes long so every time Honda airs the film on

British television, they're shelling out enough dough to keep any one of

us in clover for a lifetime. *

*However, it is fast becoming the most downloaded advertisement in Internet
history. Honda executives figure the ad will soon pay for itself simply in
"free viewings" (Honda isn't paying a dime to have you

watch this commercial!) *

*When the ad was pitched to senior executives, they signed off on it
immediately without any hesitation - includig the costs. *

*There are six and only six hand-made Honda Accords in the world. To the

horror of Honda engineers, the filmmakers disassembled two of them to make
the film. *

*Everything you see in the film (aside from the walls, floor, ramp, and
complete Honda Accord) is parts from those two cars. *

*The voiceover is Garrison Keillor. When the ad was shown to Honda
executives, they liked it and commented on how amazing computer graphics

have gotten. *

*They fell off their chairs when they found out it was for real. Oh. and

about those funky windshield wipers. On the new Accords, the windshield
wipers have water sensors and are designed to start doing their thing
automatically as soon as they become wet. It looks a bit weird in the
commercial. *

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Old 02-11-2007, 12:12 AM   #2
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this commercial is atleast 2-3yrs old.

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Old 02-11-2007, 12:22 AM   #3
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Like i said

like i said i didnt know if this had been posted, just thought someone might not have seen it, so enjoy if you havnt.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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seen it love it
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:00 AM   #5
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thats awesome
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Old 02-12-2007, 06:18 PM   #6
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No matter how many times I see that commercial it still puts a smile on my face. It was definitely brilliant.
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:23 PM   #7
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no way it was 100% real though...

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