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(Wes Anderson) American Express Commercial
« on: April 09, 2006, 10:04:02 AM »
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did anybody else see the american express commercial directed by wes anderson and starring wes and jason schwartzman?

they played it before the inside man when i saw it

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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2006, 09:17:24 PM »
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It's Wes Anderson's World, We Just Live In It
Source: Ray Richmond, pastdeadline.com

During the "Thank You For Smoking" screening I attended on Saturday, an unexpected treat was a two-minute or so American Express commercial with filmmaker Wes Anderson that was -- dare I say -- brilliant, featuring a self-deprecating Anderson encountering myriad uproarious curiosities on his movie set. This may be damning it with faint praise, but this had to be easily the most artful and imaginative pre-movie ad I've ever seen. Haven't been able to snag it online to share, however. I promise to do so when it becomes available.
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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 11:19:26 AM »
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here is the commercial. low, youtube quality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spCknVcaSHg

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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 01:09:11 PM »
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thats, like, the best commercial ever.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 01:10:31 PM »
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interesting...horrible quality though. I just might go see Thank You for Smoking now.
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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006, 02:02:59 PM »
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wow, I thought I'd gotten over Wes.
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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006, 02:43:23 PM »
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This wasn't at my Thank You for Smoking. 

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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2006, 05:22:25 PM »
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wow, I thought I'd gotten over Wes.
i did too, but i just can't quit him.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2006, 04:17:37 PM »
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Isn't that pretty much from Day for Night?  I guess in a way, it goes along with the style of the commercial that makes fun of his style while using his style.

Good commercial though.

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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2006, 04:30:31 PM »
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That commercial kind of makes me want to see Wes Anderson act in his movies.
Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2006, 06:34:07 PM »
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yeh I found Wes acting out his own type of comedy made me laugh REALLY hard for some reason =D
 :yabbse-thumbup:  plus he kinda looks like Beck now, so it makes that funny too

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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2006, 08:32:07 PM »
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Compare and contrast:

Old, geeky Wes


New, dreamy Wes

Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2006, 08:50:10 PM »
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his spindly physique reminds me of Mr Burns with better posture.


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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2006, 04:58:07 AM »
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you can also see it at moxiepictures.com in a quicktime version
just click "new work" and its on the bottom left.

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Re: American Express Commercial
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2006, 05:48:32 AM »
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