Saturday, November 15, 2008

More after our commercial break!


If you like commercials - I'm talking good commercials - the place to be tonight and tomorrow is... Paris! Why, Because you could attend the 28th Nuit des Publivores (The night of the Ad eaters!), a 5,5 hour long "commercial break" that takes place in one of the most famous movie Theaters in Paris: Le Grand Rex. This show, created by Jean-Marie Boursicot in 1981, is now so famous that it even takes place in many cities around the world (not in the US yet...). I attended one, in the 80's, and I must say, it was a lot of fun : partly because I love creative commercials and partly because the fun was also in the audience ;)

46 comments:

  1. Oh I want to go! I love a well-designed commercial spot. European ones are great.

    This is a really cool shot, E! I love the blue against the black. I'll have to show my daughter's guitar teacher. His name is Rex.

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  2. Rats! The Ad Eaters tour is not coming to the USA. I feel snubbed.

    I bet if Obama was president right now it would come to the USA.

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  3. How disappointing Eric. We wanted to see your apartment... with you in it! hehehe

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  4. I can't help but thinking how creative you are yourself!...

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  5. Like Rose, I am mourning the loss of your immediate area, expected to be posted here. lol.

    However, the image is great and the commercial sounds interesting.

    Come on, Eric, give us something!

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  6. One of the more interesting doorknobs I've ever seen. Unusual angle on the shot as well, but you're famous for that. The glow-in-the-dark feature must be useful. But the "REX" wording seems a bit over-the-top. I suppose you are the king of your castle...

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  7. How disappointing indeed Eric. Do you realise there are some of us that have waited up for this post, excitement reaching fever pitch, and then............ :-( Le Grand Rex is all very interesting, but NOT quite what we were expecting, lol

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  8. Sue, I think he's playing with symbolism a bit. Want to borrow my crown of delusion?

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  9. Lynn - I wanted to see Eric's 'immediate area' too! hehe

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  10. suzy - I agree. I think Eric needs a lesson. What do you say girls?

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  11. LOL Sue we have waited up, indeed. Of course, he could make it up to us, by posting something else on the making of? Just a thought... I mean... a group of girls here all dressed up and nowhere to go!

    UsElaine I read your sentence about doorknobs and clicked back to the picture, hoping it had been changed!

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  12. Sue I'm all ears. What do you suggest?

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  13. By that I mean TEACHING a lesson...

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  14. Oh. And I'd put my gymslip on too..

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  15. I think he may have to make another appearance or it may get X rated in here - gosh! Either that or Guille will turn up and tell us all to behave again.

    Is anyone else scared? :o

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  16. Lynn - oh definitely. I think six of the best would do nicely......for starters

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  17. lol Sue, I'm starting to giggle nervously.

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  18. Oh gosh, I haven't looked at the conversation from yesterday. Better check that...

    On second thought, I think I know what it was about.

    I like this picture, Eric. It looks like a gorgeous building. But I don't think it makes much of a doorknob.

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  19. me too Lynn, and where have all the others gone?:o

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  20. I think Guille was going to an Obama party tonight. Run amok ladies!!

    I'm bowing out for the weekend. Got to give the man at home some attention once in a while.

    À La Prochaine!

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  21. Ok, Suzy, a la prochaine. So while Guille's away, the girls will play! Do we think Eric has retired to bed or will he pop up again?

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  22. Only in our dreams Lynn, only in our dreams.......

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  23. LOL ! Snigger. I hardly dare say anymore.

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  24. I see the Paris Daily has now been hijacked by St Trinians Uppper Sixth. You naughty girls! It is way past my friday nightdrunken bedtime, I look in daily but rarely comment, but have to say just following the last two days converstaions has been fascinating. "Eric Le Roi" what a spell you have cast. It it not the size of the lens, but as I always say how you use it? Night all. Sweet dreams to you of Eric and his lens?

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  25. Oh GEE!! Girls, behave! LOL

    I'm quite shocked by yesterday's comments...héhé.

    Hope you're better now Eric. Prends soin de toi!

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  26. A 5 and a half hour commercial! That could be interesting, if the commercials were good. During the US Superbowl, the newest and best commercials come out. (they have to pay through the nose for them, so they make sure they're as good as they can get!)

    My favorite: Cat Herders
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWymXNPaU7g

    Hope you have a great weekend everyone!

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  27. Lynn, Suzy and Sue~~ I see the minx' are out of their cages again!!

    Guille~~Jump in there and protect Eric!!

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  28. USElaine, Sue, ETSuzy, Lynn, LOLOLOLOL Gymslip!!! We definitely don't have those in the US -- we did have to used to wear these awful things that looked like onesies with balooning legs around the thigh - incredibly attractive. Poor Eric - can he ever satisfy the fever pitch these women have got themselves into? Get better soon, Eric, they may fall into hysterical fits soon! : )

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  29. Eric, Guille, Michael, Thib, etc. If you email me can you put a message in the title so I know its you and not some spam - I've been getting lots. I don't want to miss busy Guille, or busy anyone else! Eric, I tried to email you thru the link on PDP, but it kicked it back to me. I'll try you from my personal email.

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  30. Christie, that's one of my favorites! Thanks for the link.

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  31. Babooshka you're right. St. Trinian's Upper Sixth he he that's JUST how it felt! Glorious cheek in gym shoes and holey tights.

    Carrie he he I didn't have to wear a gymslip either, though I did have a uniform - we used to turn over the waist to make it into a mini skirt then when Teach' came, we'd unroll it to knee level! Secretly I always wanted to receive a letter from Head to say that new uniform would be gymslips. I could then groan and bemoan it out loud with everyone and flop around in it grudgingly with limp arms swinging at the sides, but looking strangely FAB. lol!

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  32. Helloooooooooooooooooooo. Where IS everybody?

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  33. he he I've just come in Sue. Is it just the two of us again? People'll talk.

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  34. Looks like it Lynn. And where is Eric? maybe he is too shy to come out to play?

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  35. I'm here! I'm just trying to rest as much as I can since I'm going back to work Monday and want to be fit!

    It's dark, gray and a little rainy here, so it feels like vaging out in front of the television and do nothing! I know it's bad...

    Babooshka, I'm still laughing at your comment: "It it not the size of the lens, but as I always say how you use it?" Excellent...

    Carrie, I don't have your email address. Mine is eric at parisdailyphoto.com

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  36. Sorry Eric - Its always late when I've come in and posted my email - so I think you've missed it the other times. You may miss this one too - I'll put it up again in the morning. (But I sent you an email this morning and it should have come on that.)

    Carrie.12345@yahoo.com

    I spent the whole day at Versailles today and saw almost every square inch! (I felt most at home in the Grand Trianon sorry- its just how I think!) ; )

    The Hameau, which any self respecting peasant would have felt was a small group of gigantic and gorgeous houses, was quite odd yet enjoyable. Each had a lovely garden kept (although I had to laugh at the fact that winter squash and gourds,not on the vine, but cut at the stem, were set out on top of the soil, I guess for color - somehow very in keeping with the whole Hameau aesthetic!)

    The castle is huge and terribly formal. I kept thinking that these people were prisoners. It was miles of walking but I can't think of anything like it and it was amazing. There's such refinement of style and materials workmanship. The mist in the distance made me feel as though I were looking out into a painting of the park.

    Once again its time to crash. Tomorrow I'm back to my solo adventures. : ) I find I have 1/4 the sense of being in France when I'm with another English speaker. For better or worse, I far prefer the frustration and isolation of making my way alone.

    Until tomorrow.

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  37. So fascinating, Carrie. Keep reporting. I loved Versailles, but saw very little of it. Everything I saw in Paris I saw only a little of! I must go back and linger.

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  38. Carrie
    This is really good stuff... please carry on!
    I remember once Jeff said something like "you can understand the French Revolution much better after you visit Versailles"...
    It is unbelievable place and absolutely wonderful.

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  39. Sue I deserted my post I'm afraid, just after my last comment I was attached by a virus - the computer kind - spent all night fixing it, more or less. To think that Eric actually showed up and I was around...Pffft! I imagine you too had sloped off, Sue, by then and missed him also. What luck we had huh.

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  40. wasn't around, not was..! More's the pity.

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  41. Yes Lynn, I did slope off, it was too lonely! Eric was very reserved about the whole spanking thing, I was quite disappointed! What do you say Eric, I'm still flexing the cane.......hehe

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