Wes Anderson, director and writer of such campy, understated films as The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou… also makes commercials. His signature stage-like transitions, frank dialogue and retro aesthetic make him highly unique and have garnered him a strong following of loyal fans. That signature style has made it into most of the commercials found here, created for the likes of AT&T, Stella Artois, Ikea and even ex-presidential candidate John McCain (humorously made when he was lagging in the polls). It’s just a taste of what we might expect from Anderson’s next release, Moonrise Kingdom, in 2012. [Read more...]
Roger Ebert once said, “After twenty years of reviewing films, I haven’t found another filmmaker who intrigues me more… Errol Morris is like a magician, and as great a filmmaker as Hitchcock or Fellini.” Perhaps best known for his documentary films such as The Fog of War and The Thin Blue Line, Morris has been honored with shelves worth of awards, including an Oscar. He has also directed a large collection of advertisements: here we bring you a sampling of what he considers his most impressive television achievement: over 100 retro-themed commercials for Miller Hi-Life. It’s a tribute to the classic American man [Read more...]
In the late 80′s, nothing said pizza like Domino’s Pizza and The Noid. This loony claymation troublemaker hated hot, tasty pizza enough that he spent all his time trying to destroy it using lasers, pogostick crushers and pie freezing guns. Domino’s put up stiff competition with their 30-minutes guarantee and cozy warm pizza carriers. So what made the Noid hate pizza so much? Maybe he just liked being healthy.
The nasty Noid sends some weather the way of a Domino’s delivery man.
“This Bud’s for you.” Washing windows to the music of Oingo Boingo. – Budweiser
If you like dogs, bikinis, the 80s and beer… you’re going to love these videos like a long Friday night. Back in the days of low production costs and high spirits, these advertisements celebrated the enjoyment of sipping down some suds. Cheers! [Read more...]
Feeling hungry? These classic McDonald’s commercials from the 80s remind us of a time when the food was fast, the burgers were cheesy and the commercials were… cheesier. Good time, great taste… McDonald’s?