Anyone else catch “Ad Men” on Sky Atlantic? Great to see our own legends of the small, and large screen, talking about how Ad Land developed, being influenced by the US industry, the creativity of the 70s through to the excesses of the 80s. Favourite moment was Ridley Scott telling the story of when someone suggested as he was so great at making ads, he might consider making films.
And it was a great excuse to include many of our favourite ads pack into an hour. From the BA “Face” ad to the Guinness Surfer, so many of the ads, did that very special thing of giving me a #Tingle. You know that special feeling you get when something moves you and literally makes your hair stand up on end? Read more »
Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?
Step forward one Mark Hollinshead, current managing director of Trinity Mirror’s nationals’ division and Media Week’s tip as replacement for Sly Bailey.
Hollinshead, aesthetically speaking, does not possess the credentials of Bailey: he is a short back and sides man, unlike the snow-white mop hair of Bailey which made her so instantly recognisable, nor perhaps does he possess her charisma. Read more »
“That’s part of your problem: you haven’t seen enough movies. All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.” Davis (Steve Martin, Grand Canyon, 1991)
Moneyball – a movie about data
Inspired by Sue Unerman’s cinematic references in her last blog I’ve another movie for your attention.
I’m not Brad Pitt, but neither am I Jonah Hill, at least I’m not as smart as he is in the baseball-based movie Moneyball. It tells the story of Oakland Athletics’ 2002 season. A season where they changed the rules of baseball forever. It’s one of those movies about sport that isn’t about sport. It’s a movie about conviction, destiny, redemption, resistance and duty. It’s also a movie about data. Read more »