Thursday, 11 March 2010

Oh, those ads!

The New Zealand Film Archive has a website of favourite advertisements, dating from the 1960s to the 90s. Looking back over some of the most popular ones can bring on a stiff dose of nostalgia: remember Fluffy the cat? But of course you do!

For those of you who have never been to New Zealand, you'll find a unique slice of history and more than a passing glance at some local sights. Here you can see a little of what some of our small towns are like: this one is Paeroa. Charming, isn't it? Okay, so maybe we've progressed a bit since then, but I hope not too much!

As the archive hasn't yet caught up with more recent advertisements, I've included this one of the Pukekos from another source, and yes, the feet are real, just as nature intended them to be - this is a wetland bird.

And to make it clear we're not completely parochial, remember this one for Old Spice?

So there's a lot to be said for the art of the thirty second movie - enjoy!

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