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    What do you think of this?

    http://www.style.it/cont/vogue/photo/default.asp

    I always try to be very open minded, but I get the feeling that this is slightly over the edge... Quote taken from another forum:
    "So how many troops does Italy have dying in Iraq?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjas View Post
    http://www.style.it/cont/vogue/photo/default.asp

    I always try to be very open minded, but I get the feeling that this is slightly over the edge... Quote taken from another forum:
    "So how many troops does Italy have dying in Iraq?"
    So far 33 Italian troops have died in Iraq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjas View Post
    ...but I get the feeling that this is slightly over the edge...
    More like oozing from under the lowest level of greed, exploitation, insensitivety, etc.

    This ones gonna cause a crater when it bottoms out in the Soap Box...

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    Just degenerate fashion advertising piffle working overtime to get noticed. Funny how the Italians produce a lot of it -- Benetton par excellence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Zentena View Post
    So far 33 Italian troops have died in Iraq.
    Ok, that argument isn't valid. I should have done a search before i reposted that quote. thanks.

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    On an optimistic day, I would hope this could be a level headed discussion about the 'ethics' or 'philosophy' regarding these photographs...but this just aint one of those days. I can only see this spiraling downward in an escalating series of politically/religiously based jabs and counter jabs...

    C'mom APUG...prove me wrong

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    So, we have on photographs soldiers, potential future corps and women who are turned on with possibility of having sex with potential future corps. Nothing new, old story about atrractivness of combination of Eros and Tanatos, this time used to sell fashion products.

    My opinion on that photo series is: And?
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    I think it's just plain stupid. I can't see anyone buying anything based on these ads. Then again, they're definitely not targeted at me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by haris View Post
    So, we have on photographs soldiers, potential future corps and women who are turned on with possibility of having sex with potential future corps. Nothing new, old story about atrractivness of combination of Eros and Tanatos, this time used to sell fashion products.

    My opinion on that photo series is: And?
    The men look pretty turned on, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svend Videbak View Post
    Just degenerate fashion advertising piffle working overtime to get noticed. Funny how the Italians produce a lot of it -- Benetton par excellence.
    Steven Meisel is actually an *American* photographer...:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Meisel

    I think this picture tells more about how *we* - as non-Italians - perceive the italians and the world around us, than about an Italian company and a probably not much successful advertisement campaign...

    As I have been studying the Italian language for two years now, and listened to hundreds of hours of Italian radio podcasts since the beginning of this year, I can safely tell you that there is a lot more intellectual discussion going on there, than in many of the other hyper commercialized countries and media... even though I'm listening to RAI of all stations...:o

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