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EJBasile
May 1, 2004, 11:52 AM
I have seen Macs on the fallowing TV shows/movies

Duplex (movie)
George Lopez Show
Life with Bonnie
American Idol
Married to the Kellys
School of Rock
Drew Carry Show
Seinfeld (even the 20th anaversary edition)

spaceballl
May 1, 2004, 01:37 PM
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Animal Face-Off

captain kirk
May 1, 2004, 05:15 PM
Sex in the city
Austin Powers movies
Spooks (UK)
Legally Blonde
2 Weeks Notice

pinto32
May 1, 2004, 06:33 PM
I was watching a re-run of Friends the other night (the episode from last season where they all go to the tropics for Ross's dinosaur conference), and noticed that Ross has a Titanium Powerbook, but the glowing Apple logo is covered! Whats up wtih that?!?

Actually....Chandler downloads a virus that wipes out his hard drive, so I guess they wanted people to beleive it was running Windows :D

Mav451
May 1, 2004, 06:35 PM
Dude, isn't this already widely known? TV/movie industry loves Apple (hence numerous appearances). The most humorous could be the MDD G4 (from the back at least) that appears in Austin Powers 3.

IrishGold
May 1, 2004, 06:36 PM
Actually....Chandler downloads a virus that wipes out his hard drive, so I guess they wanted people to beleive it was running Windows :D

Could have been OS-X :p

hotwire132002
May 1, 2004, 08:16 PM
I was watching a re-run of Friends the other night (the episode from last season where they all go to the tropics for Ross's dinosaur conference), and noticed that Ross has a Titanium Powerbook, but the glowing Apple logo is covered! Whats up wtih that?!?


Legal Reasons--If products are used on TV, in some situations they have to block company logos, or it's considered advertising and they can get fined. Or something like that, anyway.

It's done quite a bit--The cheesiest I've ever seen was an ad where the Apple logos were all covered by Post-It notes.

mms
May 1, 2004, 10:23 PM
Daddy Day Care

They didn't cover the logo on the TiBook though, I think. One reason that Macs are used so often is that they're designed so well. The PowerBooks look several times better than any Wintel notebooks out there. Everyone knows what the iMac looks like, because it is so unique. Thank Jonathan Ives for that.

abc123
May 1, 2004, 10:31 PM
almost every time i sit down and watch a few hours of tv i see an apple. i'd use them too if i was making tv because they look so nice.

STITCHES
May 1, 2004, 11:04 PM
Saturday Night Live. I don't know what the skit is called but it has two stoner guys who are supposed to be in collage. Recognized the UI. I also see them in some Road Runner commercials.

abhishekit
May 1, 2004, 11:16 PM
latest one wd be something's gotta give ...meryl streep had a pb :rolleyes:

cheers

brhmac
May 1, 2004, 11:27 PM
Dude, isn't this already widely known? TV/movie industry loves Apple (hence numerous appearances). The most humorous could be the MDD G4 (from the back at least) that appears in Austin Powers 3.

Probably a paid placement, courtesy of our friends in Cupertino. What difference does it make to a prop master what computer the actor uses? It's a PROP, no actual computing involved.

Apple, imho, paid for the placement of the computer.

Producers care. Producers are "paid" to care.

brhmac
May 1, 2004, 11:30 PM
latest one wd be something's gotta give ...meryl streep had a pb :rolleyes:

cheers

No. You've got the wrong actor. It was Diane Keaton who had the PowerBook. Jack had a Wintel-based PC but I couldn't tell what type.

Koodauw
May 1, 2004, 11:42 PM
If so Then....

50 cent - P.I.M.P (iPod)
Marry J Blidge - No more drama (iPod)
D12 - My Band (iPod Mini)
Jennifer Lopez - If you had my love (iMac, used under water, a nice touch if you ask me.)

abhishekit
May 1, 2004, 11:54 PM
No. You've got the wrong actor. It was Diane Keaton who had the PowerBook. Jack had a Wintel-based PC but I couldn't tell what type.
it wz a sony vaio that nicholson had...and yeah..it wz diane keaton..:p

cheers

saabmp3
May 2, 2004, 12:53 AM
Probably a paid placement, courtesy of our friends in Cupertino. What difference does it make to a prop master what computer the actor uses? It's a PROP, no actual computing involved.

Apple, imho, paid for the placement of the computer.

Producers care. Producers are "paid" to care.

There is no way Apple is paying for their products to be placed in movies and TV with 75% of the time, the logo's are covered up. Apple has no reason to pay for it, people know they look great anyways.

BEN

LethalWolfe
May 2, 2004, 03:13 AM
Probably a paid placement, courtesy of our friends in Cupertino. What difference does it make to a prop master what computer the actor uses? It's a PROP, no actual computing involved.

Apple, imho, paid for the placement of the computer.

Producers care. Producers are "paid" to care.

Prop master probably doesn't care but I bet the set designer does.

If the logo is covered Apple certainly didn't pay for it to be there.

Payment for product placement is a two way street. Some times the show/film pays for the right to use a specific product in their project and some times a show/film gets paid to use a specific product (or the product is donated). Bascially whichever side bennefits the most from the others help is the one that pays.

In the case where logo's are hidden/not shown it was most likely a case of someone going, "Bob needs a sleek and stylish computer." So they toss a PB on his desk, but no one wants to pay Apple for using their product, or no one wants to give Apple free advertising, or Apple refused to let them "use" the Apple logo so, for what ever reason, the logo is never seen.


Lethal

Mord
May 2, 2004, 04:46 AM
some cheesy porn film used 128k macs it was somthing like sindy 3000 I watched 10 miniets of it before I realised it was a porn film and i swear there were like 30 128k macs

CrackedButter
May 2, 2004, 06:16 AM
The film Lost in Translation has an iBook (on a desk closed, in the photographers room) and a 17" PowerBook I think when Bob Harris is filming his first commercial.

hotwire132002
May 2, 2004, 07:28 AM
Internet Detectives: Net Bandits
Agent Cody Banks
Men In Black II
Clockstoppers
Big Fat Liar

all feature macs

mkrishnan
May 2, 2004, 07:47 AM
If so Then....

50 cent - P.I.M.P (iPod)
Marry J Blidge - No more drama (iPod)
D12 - My Band (iPod Mini)
Jennifer Lopez - If you had my love (iMac, used under water, a nice touch if you ask me.)

Hmmm....Em sports a Mini and all the pimps have iPods in the P.I.M.P. video...so if Obie Trice drops one, it's official and Em's whole crew likes iPods, right? :)

In Something's Gotta Give, Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton's characters chat with each other wirelessly in the same house on powerbooks (at least hers was) when they're too shy to approach each other at first. I thought that was really cute. Then again I study aging so I'm supposed to think that's really cute. :o

neoelectronaut
May 2, 2004, 11:46 AM
Dude, isn't this already widely known? TV/movie industry loves Apple (hence numerous appearances). The most humorous could be the MDD G4 (from the back at least) that appears in Austin Powers 3.

This was the only AP movie I haven't seen...anyone want to post a pic of the scene being refered to for me? :P