Have you seen those giant posters of Kate Moss advertising Rimmel lipstick, under the slogan “Apocalips Wow”? I don’t suppose Francis Ford Coppola ever guessed, when he was way over-budget in impossible conditions, having fired Harvey Keitel for Martin Sheen only for the young man to have a heart attack, and Marlon Brando turned up for his $3.5 million role massively overweight and had to be shot in the shadows, that his hallucinatory anti-war epic would years later be used to sell beauty products.
But why stop there? There’s surely a whole range of products that could be spun off from one of my all-time favourite films in a staggeringly inappropriate manner. Here’s a few suggestions:
— Apocalypso Now. Music to dance to as if every night was your last.
— Akropolis Nous. Er, a guide book to Athens?
— Alcopop-a-sips Wow. A new range of alcoholic soft drinks for teen drinkers.
— App Vocalist Meow. Download an app that makes cute kitten noises (surely this exists? If not, why not?).
— Apocalypse Now Then, Now Then. How the Jimmy Savile scandal nearly brought down the BBC.
— Napalm air freshener. Dementedly happy grinning housewife: “I love the smell of Napalm in the morning!”
—The Art of Dorkness. A comics and memorabilia shop. Actually, that one really should exist.
Anyone know any singularly inappropriate misuses of film titles, eg for shops, restaurants or products? Post them under Comments.