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Ads in the ‘90s

UK (MIFF 1990, The Media Show)

Has the 'greed is good' world of the eighties been replaced by a new spirit of cooperation? How is advertising, the most selfish and successful of eighties industries coping? We look at the new "caring, sharing" ads, and ask how you sell to the altruistic consumer?

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Green Advertising

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Drug Ads

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Celia

An interview with the Australian director of Celia about her film, on the eve of its British release. (Of particular interest due to the film's poor reception in Australia which has resulted in it ... More »

Blue Velvet

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Kieslowski

An interview with Polish filmmaker Krysztof Kieslowski about his films, Short Film About Killing and Short Film About Love and the monumental Decalogue project. ... More »

Benetton

A report from London, Italy and America on the international controversy stirred up by two new posters in the immensely successful multi-racial Benetton advertising campaign. Accused of being both ... More »

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