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Hype Sheet: Nokia Welcomes Spendthrifts to the “Next Episode”

Hype Sheet: Nokia Welcomes Spendthrifts to the “Next Episode”

The Pitch Nokia ramps up its N95 8GB campaign with this lyrical-yet-baffling spot, featuring an array of international archetypes absorbing media in ways that may soon be obsolete: sitting in darkened cinemas, listening to battered boomboxes, watching interference-addled TVs. The narrator’s ghostly voice spills forth from the various antiquated devices…

Hype Sheet Special: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD for All the Marbles

Hype Sheet Special: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD for All the Marbles

Few things set geek hearts aflutter like a juicy hardware rivalry. Who among us hasn’t thoroughly enjoyed taking sides in such legendary throwdowns as Mac versus PC, PlayStation versus Xbox, or (for the truest of old-timers) Atari versus Intellivision? It’s thus in our nature to pay excessive attention to the…

Hype Sheet: Pioneer’s Nightmarish Vision

Hype Sheet: Pioneer’s Nightmarish Vision

The Pitch Someone over at TBWA\Chiat\Day has been reading their Sandman back issues, it seems. How else to explain the terrifying image contained within this Pioneer spot, of teeth embedded in eye sockets—seems to be a direct rip from the Corinthian, no? The stuff of nightmares, perhaps, but also a…