An oldy but a goodie!

Macmaniac

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I was watching Forrest Gump for the first time(which is pretty pathetic) and I saw something really cool!! Early Apple ad placement...
Forrest Gump:" I never went back to work fot Lt. Dan, but he did take care of my Bubba Gump money. He invested me in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from them saying we don't have to worry about money no more."

Have a look, from the movie!!
 

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eyelikeart

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ha ha ha!!! :D

u know I remember that now that is has been pointed out to me...

pretty funny...I also noticed in the tv show CSI there was someone using a TiBook...interesting...
 

iwantanewmac

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You are so right!
That IS an oldie. :p

I can't even remeber how many years ago it was. And I didnt even own a MAC then. ow yeah a //c. and a C64 and an Amiga 2000.
mmmmmm.
Bet there were better things around then. BW G3?
 

Mr. Anderson

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He would have been better off investing in MS, but that wouldn't have been the same I guess. It was a very cool shot.

And the new movie 'About the Boy' has an Apple Cube and LCD. Just another Apple in the movies placement, got to love that:D
 

iwantanewmac

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I don't want to be an ***hole or something but what's the big deal?
It's always nice to see a mac in a movie, but have
you seen how many wintel crao there is in movies?
 

Mr. Anderson

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Originally posted by iwantanewmac
I don't want to be an ***hole or something but what's the big deal?
It's always nice to see a mac in a movie, but have
you seen how many wintel crao there is in movies?
For Apple to have such a small market share, ~5%, they are disproportionately in evidence in movies, that's why. Because of the design and looking cool, you see them more often. Hey, its not the best reason, but its reason enough to talk about it. There have even been several threads on the subject of macs on TV and in the movies.
 

Onyxx

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I remember a while back, this came up when someone saw macs in a couple of tv shows. They asked about this and another poster answered that this was because the tech/graphics crews work macs so they donate them as props in the shows. Maybe it wasnt this forum, but thats the info.

As for macs only being for the good guys, ever see Unbreakable?
The earliest "hero mac" i remember are the laptops in Hackers (which the credits say were supplied by apple) or the laptop in Independence day. There are probably many others but i remember those.
 

eyelikeart

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Originally posted by Onyxx

As for macs only being for the good guys, ever see Unbreakable?
yes I noticed that...he had a whole room full of G4s...I almost had an accident when I saw it...he he he ;)

on an interesting note...did anyone happen to notice in Office Space...the displays were Apple Displays...and the OS being shown while installing the virus into the company's mainframe was Mac OS? :D
 

mymemory

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Well, the guy used to insert the virus in Independence Day is a Powerbook 5300, just like the one I had at that time.

BTW, a friend of mine just told me that lats saturday another friend of our got his Pismo stolen in a party! He had the bag with every possible accesory (even a battery charger for the car) and the computter got stolen. Well, he didn't have to take the computer to that party in first place, he was working on the lighting (it was some kind of big event) but he could print all the information he needed it in 2 piece of papers.

The lesson: Do not forget they are highly portables.
 

jelloshotsrule

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Originally posted by eyelikeart
yes I noticed that...he had a whole room full of G4s...I almost had an accident when I saw it...he he he ;)

on an interesting note...did anyone happen to notice in Office Space...the displays were Apple Displays...and the OS being shown while installing the virus into the company's mainframe was Mac OS? :D
as for unbreakable: that's the exception to the good guy rule...

office space... i was pretty sure about the apple on the monitors. but don't specifically recall the os

i hope to buy it tomorrow.
 

Beej

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Re: only goodies use Macs
Those three evil nerd guys in Buffy use Macs...


Re: Apple in Forest Gump
I seem to recall that the Apple logo seen in the screenshot above had not actually been invented at the time that part of the movie was set...
 

Macette

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Last night on Secret Life of Us (Australian grown-up soap), there was:

a white ibook
a G3 imac
a tibook
and a cinema screen (22inch i think).

in ONE HOUR! was wetting self. girlfriend was sitting at other end of couch, head in hands.

noticed buffy nerds using apples last night too, beej.
 

eyelikeart

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Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
office space... i was pretty sure about the apple on the monitors. but don't specifically recall the os

i hope to buy it tomorrow.
cool deal...let me know if your's has all the extras... ;)
 

Mr. Anderson

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I might have to go out and buy that myself. I don't remember the Apple monitors in Office Space, or the OS for that matter, weird, I usually pic up on that. And for what they were doing, that was definitely an exception, a company like Initech would be mostly PCs. Got to like Hollywood....
 

eyelikeart

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Originally posted by dukestreet
I might have to go out and buy that myself. I don't remember the Apple monitors in Office Space, or the OS for that matter, weird, I usually pic up on that. And for what they were doing, that was definitely an exception, a company like Initech would be mostly PCs. Got to like Hollywood....
here's where it gets better...

there's the part where Peter is trying to get out of the office before Lumberg gets to him...and he's waiting for his system to finish saving & shut down before he heads out...

once it finishes...the windows all close up...leading to a blank screen with a flashing green DOS prompt...pretty odd I'd say...

but yes...they should have been all PC...just goes to show u they love using Macs for computer systems in movies...;)
 

kansaigaijin

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the great ether
rainbow apple logo

I have not seen the movie, when does Forrest get the letter from the Co?

here is Jobs circa 1979. Notice the boxes in the background with the rainbows.

and the r-logo can be seen on the AII (1980)
 

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