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Originally posted by LadySkadi
Originally posted by Silver Star
reply to post by icepack
I'm desperately trying to see the dolphins.
Me too! Lol.
Alas, I cannot.
Subliminal messages only work IF you notice them.
Originally posted by RMFX1
reply to post by lee anoma
I'm really not seeing dolphins. I can live with that though...
You've got that the wrong way round. Subliminal messaging only work if you don't notice them, that's why subliminal advertising works so well. And those who advertise know this. There's loads of it that we never notice, but subconsciously pick up on. It's one of the main reasons I gave up watching TV and films. (as much as I used to) I don't like the thought of being manipulated.
Originally posted by Xiamara
** Facepalm **
I think every movie poster does... Subliminal messages only work IF you notice them. As such not everybody does pick up on them as a studying psychologist a lot of this subliminal stuff is BS... It's only subliminal if you make it so...
Originally posted by neformore
This is a phenomenon known as Pareidolia
Its commonly associated with people seeing things like images of jesus on pieces of toast or in fruits, and seeing shapes in clouds and other objects.
In 1973, commercials in the United States and Canada for the game Hūsker Dū? flashed the message "Get it". During the same year, Wilson Bryan Key's book Subliminal Seduction claimed that subliminal techniques were widely used in advertising.
In 1978, Wichita, Kansas TV station KAKE-TV received special permission from the police to place a subliminal message in a report on the BTK Killer (Bind, Torture, Kill) in an effort to get him to turn himself in. The subliminal message included the text "Now call the chief", as well as a pair of glasses.
During the 2000 U.S. presidential campaign, a television ad campaigning for Republican candidate George W. Bush showed words (and parts thereof) scaling from the foreground to the background on a television screen. When the word BUREAUCRATS flashed on the screen, one frame showed only the last part, RATS. The FCC looked into the matter, but no penalties were ever assessed in the case.
A McDonald's logo appeared for one frame during the Food Network's Iron Chef America series on 2007-01-27, leading to claims that this was an instance of subliminal advertising. The Food Network replied that it was simply a glitch.
On November 7, 2007, Network Ten Australia's broadcast of the ARIA Awards was called out for using subliminal advertising in an exposé by the Media Watch program on the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
In February 2007, it was discovered that 87 Konami slot machines in Ontario (OLG) casinos displayed a brief winning hand image before the game would begin. Government officials worried that the image subliminally persuaded gamblers to continue gambling; the company claimed that the image was a coding error. The machines were removed pending a fix by Konami.
Originally posted by Gemwolf
Let's pretend that the graphic designers deliberately put in the word sex. Not only on the posters but all throughout the movie... What would they achieve?
A sexually charged audience?