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First movie with product placement?

We were watching The Goonies (1985) tonight and I noticed that in the initial scenes one of the characters is rather prominently holding a Pepsi in his hand. I know product placement has been a ...
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Why doesn't the restaurant resemble an actual Cheesecake Factory?

Since the early days of the Big Bang Theory, Penny's character (and later Bernadette for a time) has worked at The Cheesecake Factory. Clearly, this chain of restaurants has some sort of advertising ...
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First movie that collaborated with fast-food outlets?

In 1984, the movie Gremlins teamed up with Hardees to sell a set of LPs that came along with the movie: Each week a different record would be sold, thus, each week, parents had to take their ...
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What is the main promotional image of House of Cards trying to portray?

The main promotional image of Netflix's House of Cards shows Kevin Spacy's character of Frank Underwood sitting in place of Lincoln on the Lincoln Monument against a silvery background: What kind ...
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Why are American movies often promoted abroad with titles -in English- that are different from the originals? [duplicate]

Translating a title makes perfect sense to me. Altering a title to something else in the original language? More confusing. Several examples from France in particular are Pitch Perfect: The Hit ...
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Why is a special company's product shown through out a film?

Today I completed Bourne Trilogy and noticed a thing very interesting. They used Motorola as cell phone for each person in the movie which is very impractical. I have seen such thing in other movies ...
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What was the first animal in television commercial?

What commercial was first aired showing the use of animals? What was this animal and when was the commercial aired?