Saturday, May 20, 2006

Pier 1 Product Placement

I've recently become aware of Pier 1 Imports financials financial woes. If pier 1 was thinking like Aaron Eckhart's character in Thank You For Smoking than Pier 1 would be looking for product placement opportunities for some of their well known wicker furniture.

I've decided to help out Pier 1 myself with some hot summer movies. Pier 1, please inquire about where you can send my check for these services rendered.

As you see the beautiful outdoor Mandarin Bench (item #2024621) was on set with Brandon Routh and Kate Bosworth in the upcoming film Superman Returns.


Maybe you didn't notice this in the film if you saw it this weekend, but this fine akira 7 drawer chest (item #2074581) can be seen in the Da Vinci Code.


Although the agressive campaign by Pier 1 wanted Dr. Xavier (Patrick Stewart) to be riding a wicker wheel-chair but the patent is still pending so Pier 1 accepted the placement of this modest St. Simons Armchair (Item #1914312) in X-Men 3:The Last Stand.

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6 comments:

Jim said...

you're very strange, RC. Did you know that?

yelling_at_the_radio said...

I used to Work for Pier 1, so this is hilarious to me. Great Post!. As an insider I can tell you most of it is cheap crap made by slave labor. But it looks good in the catalogue and on the big screen. There wicker chairs are not bad, especially if Anna Packwood is sitting in one.

Joel Bezaire said...

I thought Superman would be partial to wicker over a metal frame, but that's just me.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Supes is down with wicker. The X-Men are very down with wicker.

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