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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tee hee

Not having TV service, I hardly ever see commercials anymore, so I've chanced upon Brad Pitt's Chanel perfume ad late. When I did see it, I couldn't help but laugh :) ....

Brad Pitt's Chanel No 5 ad: the smell of disaster

[...] He was doing so well to shake off his reputation as barely sentient eye candy. But there he is – shaggy-haired with a David Brent beard, desperately trying to inject hammy profundity into lines such as, "The world turns and we turn with it," that he all but bursts an eyeball in the process – all that good work undone in a stroke.

All the hoary old perfume ad tropes are here – the hushed delivery, the awed look upwards as his brain tries to grapple with the majesty of planet Earth, the way that he clearly wishes he was performing the entire poxy thing directly to Yorick's skull – and, worst of all, they come without the slightest trace of self-awareness. We expected more than this ...

Oh well, it's not quite as bad as Bob Dylan's rather creepy Victoria's Secret ad ;) (Tangled Up in Boobs). Ah, let's remember him this way instead ...


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