Movie Quotes Line the Road to Oscars
Spike Lee Directed 79th Academy Awards ® Ads on TV, Online
Beverly Hills, CA -- Tapping into the power of the spoken word, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched an integrated marketing campaign for the 79th Academy Awards featuring unforgettable movie lines that have infiltrated pop culture and public consciousness.
More than 100 notable quotes from Oscar ®-nominated and winning films will celebrate movies and generate buzz from numerous media platforms, including television, print, online, mobile and outdoor ads.
“The Oscars are about our love of movies. This campaign reminds us of the depth and breadth of that connection by highlighting memorable quotes and phrases that have come to permeate our everyday dialogue,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy Governor and chair of the public relations coordinating committee.
In movie houses, on television and online, viewers will see advertising spots and a theatrical trailer directed by Academy Award®-nominated writer-director Spike Lee. Shot throughout New York City, the spots feature passers-by reciting famous movie lines from the past 70 years. I always love shooting on the streets of New York City. We were pulling people off the streets and getting wonderful looks and performances,” said Lee.
Dozens of quotes will be featured in an outdoor campaign incorporating billboards, taxicab toppers, bus shelters, construction barriers, telephone kiosks and streetlight banners. Financial gurus will see “Greed is good” (“Wall Street”) on kiosks on Wall Street in New York City. “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown” (“Chinatown”) will greet visitors in San Francisco’s Chinatown. On West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, shoppers, diners and late-night denizens will come across “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small” (“Sunset Blvd.”).“This campaign also encourages media organizations to challenge their readers and viewers by executing quote-related trivia contests,” added Boone Isaacs.