In a perfect world, all movies would conveniently go straight to Netflix. And regardless of genre, time period, or location, they would always be about nachos. Nachos NY brings us at least part of this perfect scenario — Oscar style.
Oedipus — the ancient tale of child abandonment, parent murder and incest, has been retold starring vegetables. As silly as the concept might sound, the stop-motion animation is shot brilliantly using classic CinemaScope and is quite beautiful. With a story that would’ve surely took Hollywood 4-plus hours to tell, Veggie Oedipus wraps up in around 8 minutes.
Oliver Noble of Filmdrunk has compiled a Brief History of Conspicuous Product Placement in Movies. Although we’re no stranger to this gratuitous form of advertising, most people may not realize how far back the practice actually goes, or how thoroughly out of control it has spiraled.