Brandtastic #002: For Queen And Country

Ah, For Queen And Country: featuring the best worst London accent deployed by an American since Dick Van Dyke (and preceding Forest Whitaker in The Crying Game by four years), Denzel Washington’s first big role (if, erm, you exclude 1988’s multiple Oscar/Golden Globe/BAFTA-nominated Cry Freedom) has him as a Commonwealth-born Falklands veteran leaving the army and becoming thoroughly disillusioned with Thatcher’s Britain.

Possibly this made things a bit tricky for the cross-marketing guys; the best they could manage was a bit of product placement involving a crippled ex-squaddie (Dorian Healy) taking a slash whilst taking swigs from a can of Tennent’s Super. Because you’re worth it.


Brandtastic #001: Nutrament (Gangsters S1E1)

So let’s get this ‘new’ blog moving… With yet another category!

Here we celebrate notable product placement, and we inaugurate things with this period billboard for my second favourite junkie custard, vanilla-flavoured Nutrament, as shown in the first episode proper of excellently odd seventies genre-crossing drama, Gangsters.