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i got these knockoff boots online and instead of the brand name on the tag they have the name of an apparently nonexistent martin scorsese movie??? what the fuck

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I FIGURED OUT WHAT THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE

After searching in depth on every possible term on these shoes, I ended up in the filmography of Italian producer Domenico Procacci, leading me to the film Gomorrah, which I noticed KINDA looks like Goncharov. So I did some digging into Gomorrah and it’s about the Naples mafia… which finally led me to finding this image

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Martin Scorsese is on it because he lended his name to it to boost its reception in the US

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This post has haunted me for so long I’m so glad I figured this out

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According to this guy on Substack (so authoritative, I know), it looks like the boots wound up Like That because of OCR.

A computer “read” the Gomorrah poster in the same way that, say, @nostalgebraist-autoresponder can “read” a meme you send her. and just like how sometimes Frank badly misreads the text in a meme you send and goes off on a tangent about cats or something, the computer that did the OCR for the boots misread Gomorrah.

And so we get Goncharov, the greatest movie never made.

I have no idea why the knockoff boot company decided to make boots centered around the poster for Gomorrah, but here we are.


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#I know I’m late here #you’ve probably seen this before #but‚ you know‚ for the record #(the first several Goncharov posts I saw were kayfabe and tbh I was completely willing to believe #that Tumblr had abruptly become obsessed with an obscure mafia movie) #(I’m still kind of confused as to why *now*) #(the earlier posts in this thread are from 2020‚ and yeah the one that figured out the Gomorrah connection is 2022-10-25 but #that was still like three weeks before it went big) #Goncharov

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