Apple introduces Macintosh (1984) (1980)

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    frankie35 Posted 2 years 7 months ago
    this advert was directed by
    ridley scott and filmed in
    the uk the book this advert was based on was
    first published in 1942 and in 07 i did a tribute
    one for youtube . enjoy

    frankie(cool rider) smales

    frankie smales tv and movie review uk
    SuperSpaceGirl Posted 2 years 9 months ago
    On December 21st, Apple Computer will introduce a new Macintosh. And you'll see why 2012 won't be like "2012"
    Fyne T(oo)ning Posted 5 years 9 months ago
    Wrong again! Any fan of contemporary literature will tell you that "1984" was written by visionary author George Orwell.
    auntiecoagulant Posted 7 years 9 months ago
    I'm pretty sure that yes this commercial WAS based on the novel 1984 and that no it was not written by John Steinbeck. It was written by Goethe!






    Only kidding! I know 1984 was actually written by Marcel Proust. DUH!
    musicradio77 Posted 8 years 5 months ago
    This commercial was successful during the Super Bowl in 1984. 23 years after it was made, they made a parody of an Apple Mac launch ad featuring Hilary Clinton.
    MegtheEgg86 Posted 8 years 7 months ago
    "Big Brother was kind of like the Nazi Party, and this commercial certainly reflected on the Nazi-esque image that Steinbeck was going for in "1984 the novel." Very creative commercial though."

    I sincerely hope you were not being serious (or were at least intoxicated) when you posted that comment.
    funguy10 Posted 1 year 7 months ago
    "Big Brother" in this commercial is supposed to refer to IBM.
    Caps 2.0 Posted 8 years 11 months ago
    The blonde woman with the hammer in that video looked hot. She actually looks more like she should be in a beer commercial, though. She has a nice bounce to her.
    datura Posted 9 years 7 days ago
    http://futureconan.ytmnd.com/
    a parody of sorts :D
    Rhimmer Posted 9 years 5 months ago
    They where making fun of the book 1984. Where Big brother is watching you. That is what this was all about.
    Yodamite Posted 9 years 6 months ago
    "This is why I biult my own PC ;)"

    Isn't that a Pixar avatar. No irony there.
    kimsy520 Posted 9 years 8 months ago
    hahaha...they spoofed this on "Futurama"
    Phantasmagoria_3D Posted 9 years 11 months ago
    Hmmmm... I think when it says, "You'll see why 1984 won't be like '1984", it must be referring to the George Orwell novel. After all, it DOES show a bunch of people under control by some kind of superior figure. Perhaps, Big Brother himself? Well, it IS a very creative and well done ad! Of course, by today's standards, Macintosh isn't that great... :(
    Hailey Posted 9 years 11 months ago
    This is the "Citizen Kane" of commericals
    pokinsmot Posted 9 years 11 months ago
    im surprised it took you so long to post this thing...
    Plecostomus Posted 9 years 11 months ago
    I don't remember the Macintosh being something to create a commercial of this magnitude about. Heck, it wasn't anything to be excited about. PCs rule. Sorry mac users, but when I worked as a technician, the old macs were always failing and old pc's were always chugging away without problems. The new macs (once they ditched thoes crappy Motorola Chips) seem to be handling fairly well. A truly unforgettable commercial (I never saw it, but I've heard a lot about it!)
    RaZZu Posted 9 years 11 months ago
    This is why I biult my own PC ;)
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