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Re: Scotland, PA
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.07387  Wednesday, 13 March 2002

[1]     From:   R.A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 12 Mar 2002 10:55:37 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.07375 Re: Scotland, PA

[2]     From:   David Linton <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 12 Mar 2002 14:52:51 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 13.07375 Re: Scotland, PA


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From:           R.A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Tuesday, 12 Mar 2002 10:55:37 -0600
Subject: 13.07375 Re: Scotland, PA
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.07375 Re: Scotland, PA

> Is R. A. Cantrell not aware of the product tie-ins by which contemporary
> film producers make some of their money?  Or only cagily calling
> attention to an implication I am making explicit.  General Motors
> presumably paid good hard cash to insure that no Ford products sullied
> the streets of this imaginary community.
>
> Dave Evett

On this I will take you to task, not that it is important, and in good
cheer. Long ago and in a past life it seems, I was an art director in
the movie bidness. As an assistant art director on "B" films, it was
often my lot to "wrangle" or oversee the "wrangling" of the automobiles
to be used in the movie. Old cars like the Camaros used in Scotland, Pa.
are not likely to be furnished by a manufacturer, but usually must be
rented form the owners, unless the assistant art director in charge of
the rolling stock has some luck in persuading the owner of "that really
bitchin Camaro" or whatever that it would be cool to have his (or her)
car in the movie.  Usually you rent because that way you can have your
drivers drive and lose the inconvenience of having a civilian on the
set. I am more than a little aware of the general principal of having
manufacturers pony up if they want their goods onscreen; did a lot with
brewers, putting their advert material in appropriate (or nearly
appropriate) scenes. Your presumption is, I will wager, wholly
inaccurate. The appearance of those Camaros in Scotalnd, Pa.  is such
small taters that you could not get the appropriate executive at G.M. to
talk to you about it, and if you did, that executive would never take
another call from you. I could be wrong, but I doan thin so. Not to
worry though Dave, you make catch an evil corporation doing wrong
tomorrow.

Infernal vigilance is the price of something, I forget,
Constable Lazlo Toth (your friend)

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From:           David Linton <
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Date:           Tuesday, 12 Mar 2002 14:52:51 -0500
Subject: 13.07375 Re: Scotland, PA
Comment:        RE: SHK 13.07375 Re: Scotland, PA

I'm pretty sure there was no product placement fee involved in the fact
that there are only GM cars.  In fact, the film was shot in Canada in
the Vancover vicinity and I'm told that's what they had available.

David Linton

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