LevelItem
Ref NoGUA/9/1/1/39
TitleHalliwell's Film Guide
Datec1996
Extent1 VHS, part of 2 VHS, 1 mp4 (8.5 MB) and part of 2 mp4 (127.3 MB and 162.4 MB)
Creator NameGuardian Newspapers Limited
Leagas Delaney
DescriptionFive versions of a colour advert with sound for the Guardian. The advert features shots of different objects and associated commentary. All versions end with a shot of the Four Star Films guide, the Guardian and other supplements and the strapline 'The Guardian'.

a). Commentary: "Work, sleep, eat, wash, talk, have you really got time to watch a duff movie? Get Halliwell's Four Star Film guide, free in the Guardian this Saturday." Duration: 10 seconds. The advert starts at 00.10 on the mp4 file.

b). Similar to a) but a longer edit. Commentary: "The average lifespan of a human being is 72 years. You sleep for 22 years. You spend 26 years at work. 11 years talking. 6 years 2 months eating. 3 years in the bathroom. 2 years of overtime and 2 hours 12 minutes cutting your toe nails. So you haven't got time to waste watching a duff movie. Get Halliwell's Four Star Film guide, free with the Guardian this Saturday. With over 240 reviews you'll never choose a bad movie again." Duration: 30 seconds. The advert starts at 00.30 on the mp4 file.

c). Similar to b) but with slightly altered commentary. Duration: 30 seconds. The advert starts at 10.37 on the mp4 file.

d). Duplicate of a) but with poorer sound and picture quality. Duration: 10 seconds. The advert starts at 04.02 on the mp4 file.

e). Duplicate of b) but with poorer sound and picture quality. Duration: 30 seconds. The advert starts at 04.24 on the mp4 file.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
Related Materialc). VHS and mp4 file also include the following Guardian adverts: GUA/9/1/1/14d, GUA/9/1/1/13c, GUA/9/1/1/15d, GUA/9/1/1/17/1d, GUA/9/1/1/16/3f, GUA/9/1/1/18/2f, GUA/9/1/1/19c, GUA/9/1/1/20c, GUA/9/1/1/21/1e, GUA/9/1/1/21/2e, GUA/9/1/1/26e, GUA/9/1/1/27b, GUA/9/1/1/28b, GUA/9/1/1/30b, GUA/9/1/1/31c, GUA/9/1/1/32f, GUA/9/1/1/34/1f, GUA/9/1/1/35c, GUA/9/1/1/36c, GUA/9/1/1/37d, GUA/9/1/1/38b, GUA/9/1/1/40, GUA/9/1/1/41d, GUA/9/1/1/42f and GUA/9/1/1/43c.

d-e).VHS and mp4 file also include the following Guardian adverts: GUA/9/1/1/34/1g, GUA/9/1/1/34/2c, GUA/9/1/1/34/2d, GUA/9/1/1/34/3c, GUA/9/1/1/34/3/d, GUA/9/1/1/34/4d, GUA/9/1/1/34/4e, GUA/9/1/1/34/5c, GUA/9/1/1/34/5d, GUA/9/1/1/36b, GUA/9/1/1/37c and GUA/9/1/1/38c.

The advert Lifespan (GUA/9/1/1/49) is similar to this advert, but advertises the Guide rather than Halliwell's Film Guide.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording

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