HONDA COMMERCIAL - Just Unbelievable!

And you thought those people that set up a room
full of dominos to knock over were amazing...
There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in
the film. Everything you see really happened in
real time exactly as you see it.

The film took 606 takes. On the first 605 takes,
something, usually very minor, didn't work.
They would then have to set the whole thing up

The crew spent weeks shooting night and day.
By the time it was over, they were ready to change

The film cost six million dollars and took three
months to complete including full engineering of the

In addition, it is two minutes long so every time
Honda airs the film on British television, they're
shelling out enou gh dough to keep any one of us in
clover for a lifetime.

However, it is fast becoming the most downloaded
advertise ment in Internet history.

Honda executives figure the ad will soon pay for
itself simply in "free viewings"

(Honda isn't paying a dime to have you watch
this commercial!).

When the ad was pitched to senior executives, they
signed off on it immediately without any hesitation
-- including the costs.

There are six, and only six, hand-made Honda
Accords in the world. To the horror of Honda
engineers, the filmmakers disassembled two of them
to make the film.

Everything you see in the film (aside from the
walls, floor, ramp and complete Honda Accord) is
parts from those two cars.

The voiceover is Garrison Keillor. When the ad was
shown to Honda executives, they liked it and
commented on how amazing computer graphics have

They fell off their chairs when they found out it
was for real.

Oh. and about those funky windshield wipers on the
new Accords, the windshield wipers have water
sensors and are designed to start doing their thing
automatically as soon as they become wet. It looks a
bit weird in the commercial.

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