[Frameworks] experimental film/ads

From: Bryan Konefsky (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jan 30 2011 - 14:44:58 PST

In a few weeks I'll post to Vimeo an ad that I came across
on a 3 DVD collection of television ads I picked up at Big
Lots here in New Mexico - great cigarette/alcohol ads,
auto ads etc... But, the one I am thinking of now was for
a breakfast cereal - Post Grape Nut Flakes. It is a b/w
ad that depicts a group of kids playing in an indoor
playground (swing set, slide etc). The music is jazzy and
somewhat dissonant. The cinematography is quite
adventurous for a TV ad (looks like it was produced in the
1960s) - Does this sound familiar to anyone? Again, I'll
try to post it in a few weeks and let everyone know.

Bryan Konefsky
Experiments in Cinema
Basement Films

> 1. Re: experimental film and ads (k. a.r.)

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> Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 12:30:25 -0800
>From: "k. a.r." <email suppressed>
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> hi there. I mentioned it before on the list a while ago.
> It's the levi's commercial w/ the walt whitman poem.
> and also, have you see the quizno's commercials with the
>paper cut out animation of
> hamsters(?) with human mouths? pretty experimental for
>mainstream tv.
>> From: email suppressed
>> Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 08:56:57 -0500
>> To: email suppressed
>> Subject: [Frameworks] experimental film and ads
>> Dovetailing off my response to Al Rees, I'm curious what
>>TV ads, recent or past, Frameworkers see as having
>>connections to / borrowings from experimental films
>>(regardless of how apt or how disgusting). I'm especially
>>curious about the range of works that have been
>>ripped-off / served as inspiration. If narrative features
>>mostly employ psychodrama-type dream images, ads have
>>been there too, perhaps most famously with Ridley Scott's
>>swimming pool spot for Chanel. But my impression is the
>>connections are more eclectic.
>> What do you all find the most notable -- love 'em or
>>hate 'em?
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