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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by calypso on Tue Sep 20 2011, 21:11

Pattygirl, I found a couple of norwegian articles that said it had been shot in Milano, and the article on top of this thread said, Clooney took a break from his summer vacation to do the ad. So, most likely, this summer in Italy.

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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 20 2011, 23:14

Yes, that's what I thought. He had very short hair while acting in Gravity.

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Post by bunny on Tue Sep 20 2011, 23:30

That is a great ad - the look on her face is priceless!

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Post by it's me on Tue Sep 20 2011, 23:52

calypso wrote:Pattygirl, I found a couple of norwegian articles that said it had been shot in Milano, and the article on top of this thread said, Clooney took a break from his summer vacation to do the ad. So, most likely, this summer in Italy.

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by Katiedot on Wed Sep 21 2011, 06:58

So that was when he was still officially together with Betty then? Can we now for once and for all let go of the idea that every tiny little thing George does is related to his private life?

He made the advert because it paid him a lot of money and it makes fun of his batchelor image which he's had for years.

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by lelacorb on Wed Sep 21 2011, 16:53

spot on the banks of Norway was shot in Milan before Ely and George leave.


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Post by lelacorb on Wed Sep 21 2011, 17:08

the ad was shot in Milan on June 8 at the Hotel Principe di Savoia, Ely and George were still together.[url=t.paperblog.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia-clooney-e-canalis-arrivano-a-milano-tenendosi-per-mano-425965/]article and photo[/url]

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Post by lelacorb on Wed Sep 21 2011, 17:10

[url=t.paperblog.com/hotel-principe-di-savoia-clooney-e-canalis-arrivano-a-milano-tenendosi-per-mano-425965/]article and photo[/url]

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Post by lelacorb on Wed Sep 21 2011, 17:12

I can not understand why the connection does not work !!!!!http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F9sI6ABQyJw/TfEV4GtarBI/AAAAAAAAMz4/0cCeiP0gF-U/s1600/George%252BElisabetta%252Bstay%252Bclose%252BSPg_Q8zlINEl.jpg

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Post by lelacorb on Wed Sep 21 2011, 17:13

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Post by amuserato on Wed Sep 21 2011, 20:02

I thought the whole commercial absolutely priceless! Great concept, great execution!
(bet it is worth every penny the Norwegian bank in question invested for the buzz alone)
Certainly shows Clooney's great sense of humor.

Brilliant.

(Certainly more brilliant than the surface shows: In one of the photos on the desk in the ad, Clooney is shown in a horse head mask, surely meant to recall the character, Bottom, a nobody, who is given the head of an a$$ in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream and the star, the beauteous fairy queen, Titania, magically made to fall in love with him despite his appearance.

irony on irony on irony...

Props to the ad company who developed this one!)

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by LornaDoone on Thu Sep 22 2011, 04:22

I LMAO as he went to kiss her. He started to do the whole grab-her-by-both-sides-of-the-face-bends-his-knees-then-tilts-his-head bit!

Wonder if they did more than one version? A kiss and a no kiss version.

Anyway, loved the look on the gals face.

And I did notice that in the picture she picks up off the table the "groom" is wearing the head of an ass! Brahahahaha!

I didn't get the Shakespearean take on it. I just thought "Horse's ass - priceless!"

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by it's me on Thu Sep 22 2011, 16:24

I'm happy they took the no kiss version....

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by Katiedot on Thu Sep 29 2011, 12:08

Here's a cute re-imagining of how the advert came about:

From castanet

by Contributed

Sep 28, 2011

“Okay, if everyone could pay attention to the monitor over here we’ll present the firm’s all-new promotional campaign for this coming year. The first piece is...

“Hold on Fjelstad, let me just stop you there. I was at this fundraiser the other night with George Clooney.”

“Yes, Mr. Bjerke?”

“It was amazing, simply amazing. There was an orchestra, lots of wine, we ate truffles and these little bacon things inside square eggs with mango or liverwurst or pine nuts or something......anyway. George Clooney was there. And let me tell you all. He is a truly wonderful man - handsome, funny, rugged...and believe it or not, he actually smells like warm cinnamon.......”

“I’m not following Mr. Bjerke.”

“The point is I want us to do an ad with George Clooney.”

“But sir, the campaign is already completed and ...”

“I don’t give a hestkuk for the spots you’ve already done. Is George Clooney in any of them?”

“No.”

“Exactly, so re-tool the entire campaign. Everything. Clooney is IT. You get that people? This guy is where it’s at with...uh, kids today and hip people and women and youth....he’s IT!.

“Sir, I don’t really see...”

“Listen Fjelstad I was there, okay? The man is absolute catnip to the ladies, if you know what I mean. In fact, that should be in the ad – that the ladies love him, eh?”

“Sir...?”

“And make the ads eye catching. So use an exotic locale.”

“Sir, we’re a Norwegian bank....”

“And don’t forget. George mentioned that he really loves shooting in Italy. So let’s make that happen too, okay?”

“But sir, our ad budget simply can’t handle a performer of Mr. Clooney’s......stature.”

“We’ve got two trillion bucks lying around this dump - you make it work, forsta? I’m not going to have Clooney thinking I’m some sort of spineless logner CEO who can’t get things done, now get busy din jævla drittkuk! ”

“Right away sir.”

And there you have it. The only possible circumstance I could ever imagine that would lead to a Norwegian bank hiring George Clooney to star in an ad for them. I’ll admit I don’t know anything about how it actually came to pass but at least the idea of the DnB NOR bank CEO having a man-crush on Clooney is plausible. I mean why else would Rune Bjerke (Herr CEO) sign off on something like this?


Photo: ContributedThe ad is laughable. It opens on a completely dishevelled woman who wakes from an obviously alcohol-induced slumber. Clearly, the party the night before was a humdinger. She looks around the fancy hotel room in confusion before realizing she has a massive (and ridiculously cheesy) wedding ring on her hand. As she crawls to her feet she discovers a wedding dress – her wedding dress – on the floor in a pile. Her expression never changes from abject shock, even as she examines some discarded Polaroids lying around. Unfortunately, even these are no help in determining the identity of her new spouse, as one shot shows his head being replaced with a horse’s (and no, I don’t entirely get this one but perhaps it’s some sort of Norwegian humor). Anyway, we finally get the big reveal as George Clooney enters the room, excitedly explaining that he wanted to let her sleep as he goes on to play the role of beloved wedding surprise. The whole spot is kind of bizarre (to say the least) but the tie in to the bank is quite simply ludicrous. The voice over explains that while some people are lucky in life and don’t need to worry about things like finances or the future (eg. the drunk trollop who somehow landed Clooney) the rest of us will need to trust the steady hand of experience and caution provided by none other than DnB NOR bank. Well isn’t that special?

Look, they’re a successful company and they can spend their trillions on whatever stupid idea they want but an ad like this? Really? This is what their focus groups came up with? We are seeing banks (and countries) going belly up globally while investor confidence as a whole ranks somewhere between PANIC! and JUMP! while these rakfisk-eating tilbakeståendes are funnelling a few million Krones George’s way so they can rub shoulders with him? How can their corporate judgement not be considered impaired? Honestly, if you ever needed a reason to sell a company short this is it.

At the end of the day, if it really is the case that the CEO is pining for some alone-time with George that’s something he should pony up for personally – not his firm. But if DnB NOR bank truly believes that George Clooney is the answer to increased quarterly profits then they are certainly within their rights to do whatever it takes to land him. Besides, they can always explain the whole idea to their shareholders at the next annual general meeting. And maybe George might even agree to attend. I’ve heard he’s actually a pretty nice guy. And who doesn’t love the smell of warm cinnamon?

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by MyGirlKylie on Thu Sep 29 2011, 13:50

the drunk trollop who somehow landed Clooney

That part had me literally LOL'ing. Laughing

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Post by Cinderella on Thu Sep 29 2011, 13:51

I thought that spoof was funny!

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by MyGirlKylie on Thu Sep 29 2011, 13:53

oh and I thought the part about the pic of her with him wearing a horse's head was meant to signify that he was a 'stallion', right? Not that he is a horse's ass. LOL

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by it's me on Fri Sep 30 2011, 13:18

a 'stallion' ?

Not worthy


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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by pattygirl on Fri Sep 30 2011, 13:52

We're all pretty sure he isn't a "Stallion", maybe a "Gelding", just a strong but much less potent.

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Post by cindigirl on Fri Sep 30 2011, 13:59

pattygirl wrote:We're all pretty sure he isn't a "Stallion", maybe a "Gelding", just a strong but much less potent.

OK patty, what are we talking about here? Well, G may have been 'snipped' but IMO he's just as potent. LOL

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Post by pattygirl on Fri Sep 30 2011, 14:05

Can't be just as potent if snipped, honey. Not if done right, at least. If he were a "stallion" they'd be an owful lot of colts and fillies prancing around with the way he spreads his junk around. That what I'm talking about.
His true potency is his very essence, his personality, his charm, his carisma. That's a horse of a different color. You can get "hurt" by it but you can't get pregnant from it.

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Post by cindigirl on Fri Sep 30 2011, 14:13

That's what I'm talkin' about patty. Horse of a different color is a nice reference to the topic.

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by pattygirl on Fri Sep 30 2011, 14:16

Thought you'd like it.

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by MyGirlKylie on Fri Sep 30 2011, 15:18

I know they mean the comparison in terms of virility but As a horse owner, I've never understood calling a man a stallion. I certainly don't want a stallion. It's over before it ever really starts, if you know what I mean. There would be a lot of disappointed women if the guys were truly like stallions. Wink

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Post by MyGirlKylie on Fri Sep 30 2011, 15:21

pattygirl wrote:Can't be just as potent if snipped, honey. Not if done right, at least. If he were a "stallion" they'd be an owful lot of colts and fillies prancing around with the way he spreads his junk around. That what I'm talking about.
His true potency is his very essence, his personality, his charm, his carisma. That's a horse of a different color. You can get "hurt" by it but you can't get pregnant from it.

I've GOT to stop skimming over posts so quickly. I just saw the part about his junk then you can get hurt by it. I had to go back and see what you were talking about. I thought this conversation was about to get really good or really bad, depending on which way you look at it.
lol!

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by cindigirl on Fri Sep 30 2011, 15:42

By his spreading his junk around I think patty's referring to his sperm, especially if you have expectations of said sperm producing a baby and he's shooting "blanks." LOL
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Post by sandwiches on Fri Sep 30 2011, 16:17

MyGirlKylie wrote:
pattygirl wrote:Can't be just as potent if snipped, honey. Not if done right, at least. If he were a "stallion" they'd be an owful lot of colts and fillies prancing around with the way he spreads his junk around. That what I'm talking about.
His true potency is his very essence, his personality, his charm, his carisma. That's a horse of a different color. You can get "hurt" by it but you can't get pregnant from it.

I've GOT to stop skimming over posts so quickly. I just saw the part about his junk then you can get hurt by it. I had to go back and see what you were talking about. I thought this conversation was about to get really good or really bad, depending on which way you look at it.
lol!

I read the exact same thing! Laughing

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by MyGirlKylie on Fri Sep 30 2011, 16:27

Lol, I figured it out Cindi, once I actually read the whole thing. At first glance my mind & apparently Sandwiches' too went straight to gutter. Shocking, I know. Wink

And Team Shooting Blanks for the win, IMO.


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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by pattygirl on Fri Sep 30 2011, 18:15

Gee, I didn't mean to confuse you little devils. Noone's gonna get hurt by his junk, we all agree on that, right? But by his very essence is the horse of a different color. He can wrap you in a bubble of his carisma, charm and gentle caring, and then when you get that feeling that you are the one, the one he's gonna marry and "make babies" with, then, BANG - the bubble breaks and you go kerplop and you're back where you started from and that HURTS.

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Post by Katiedot on Fri Sep 30 2011, 18:24

Yep, "kerplop" always hurts.

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by MyGirlKylie on Fri Sep 30 2011, 18:36

Katiedot wrote:Yep, "kerplop" always hurts.

I'm going to play nice (for once) and not even touch that one. geek

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by pattygirl on Fri Sep 30 2011, 18:38

Why start now? I can take it.

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by MyGirlKylie on Fri Sep 30 2011, 18:51

Gotta keep people on their toes. Throw in a little nice to keep them confused.

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by it's me on Fri Sep 30 2011, 22:00

kerplop

ok
then chips time
(io non sono del team nutella...)

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by Dexterdidit on Sat Oct 01 2011, 01:45

LOL You gals just crack me up! George would learn so much about his fans if he read here.

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by Katiedot on Sat Oct 01 2011, 05:19

Yet another reason why he shouldn't read here, Dex!

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by Charley on Sat Oct 01 2011, 05:29

Oh for pities sakes pattygirl - kerplop USED TO be one of my favourties words. Now I'll never be able to use it again, 'cause I'll just start LOL so much and I won't be able to explain to others just WHAT I'm laughing at!

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by Cinderella on Tue Oct 04 2011, 15:22

I'm beginning to love this ad more and more! Now she's comfortable with it but her friend is in shock! lol!

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by it's me on Tue Oct 04 2011, 15:32

LOL funny! Razz


there is also a part three? Cool

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Post by cindigirl on Tue Oct 04 2011, 15:35

They're getting a lof of mileage out of this ad. Bet they never expected it.

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by it's me on Tue Oct 04 2011, 15:36

George is George...

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Post by Wolfgang Gunnerson on Tue Oct 04 2011, 15:39

part 3???
Yes after Wedding & more Love7 & endless in bed
She mentions wanting a baby.

And the honeymoon's over... for him.

Annulment? Gotta dash

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by it's me on Tue Oct 04 2011, 17:42

ma nooooooooo!!!!!

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by MyGirlKylie on Tue Oct 04 2011, 17:49

First one was funny but the second is just... Rolling Eyes scratch

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Post by it's me on Tue Oct 04 2011, 17:59

great !

btw the second actress was amazing

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by sisieq on Tue Oct 04 2011, 21:36

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This remindes me of the serial coffee commercial in America a few years ago. I'm sure there might be more since she said, I'll call you when we're there. But, maybe no more George on screen??

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by it's me on Tue Oct 04 2011, 21:56

well....

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by Atalante on Tue Oct 04 2011, 22:19

And now there's a parody too : Link Very Happy

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Re: George in Norwegian bank ad

Post by sisieq on Tue Oct 04 2011, 22:34

Gawd, is nothing sacred!! LOL!! Don't know which one is better!! Twisted Evil

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