Friday, March 16, 2007

WOW! Best Rube Goldberg Ever!

This is from the guys that brought you the Dorm Room Rube Goldberg. They continue to amaze us with their intricate set ups and executions.



The only innovative part was the cellphones. It was cool I guess.

and old Honda Commercial (video)



And other Rube Goldberg device goes through 6 minutes of gadgetry before making a bowl of ramen from Japan

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  2. The numerous camera cuts really cast doubt as to whether this was one continuous successful run of the machine or multiple partial runs of the machine. By contrast, the Honda commercial is one continuous shot so that you know it was a completely successful run of the machine.

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  3. The honda commercial is a total ripoff of an art film by Fischli and Weiss in 1987 called Der Lauf der Ding (The Way Things Go).

    I highly recommend seeking that movie out. It's worth it.

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  4. The Honda spot, while quite slick, did indeed have a seam. There warehouse where it was shot was only half the size they needed for that to be a "real-time" layout. There is one digital meld, and that is it.

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  5. I didn't even see the Honda commercial, I just know that the ingenuity of this setup was amazing! Truly impressive. It took like all his home. hats off to you guys!

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  6. The honda commercial is a total ripoff of an art film by Fischli and Weiss in 1987 called Der Lauf der Ding (The Way Things Go).

    Oh, brother... not this crap again.

    Just about the only thing they have in common is that they both depict Goldberg-style chain reactions. The Way Things Go reuses a few slow devices over and over again to create a long sequence, abusing the viewer's patience. I mean, seriously, how many times can you watch a slowly twisting garbage bag before you get so bored that you can't take anymore of it?

    The Honda ad has much more in common with old film clips from the Perdue University Rube Goldberg Machine contest, dating back to 1949. If anything, the creators of The Way Things Go owe an apology to the family of Rube Goldberg for putting together one of the most tedious and uncreative chain reactions ever filmed. I can't believe they have the nerve to charge money for it.

    I highly recommend seeking that movie out. It's worth it.

    No, it's not.

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  7. This is for people who have way too much time on their hands. That being said, it is damn clever at accomplishing nothing--to bad it didn't open a beer!

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  8. These comments have been invaluable to me as is this whole site. I thank you for your comment.

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  9. Thanks so much who ever mentioned Der Lauf der Ding I couldn't think of the name of it for years and couldn't find it. That commercial of the car is CGI tho its not real.

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