Some will make you laugh and some will make you cry. Here are 10 QUIRKY advertisements from across the globe (mostly directed by wes anderson) that are so quirky & would not make you want to switch the channel the moment they come on!
In 2008, Anderson teamed up with Brad Pitt to make a commercial for the Japanese telecommunications and Internet company SoftBank. Inspired by Jacques Tati’s Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Mr. Hulot’s Holiday), Anderson sets the Japanese commercial in a French seaside town and uses one continuous shot to capture Pitt as a bumbling tourist.
In 2012, Wes Anderson directed two commercials for Hyundai. In the first commercial, Anderson uses a mixture of miniatures and advanced car technology. The result resembles famous smart cars from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Spy Who Loved Me, as well as Knight Rider‘s KITT.
Is your old job a pain and your boss an absolute nuisance? Well then , this ad by Naukri.com is one you need to watch immediately!
In 2002, Swedish furniture company IKEA kicked off their “Unböring” marketing campaign with an Anderson-directed commercial featuring a family drama unfolding in a very stylish living room. When Anderson pulls his camera back, it’s revealed that the family was staging an argument on an IKEA sales floor.
Wes Anderson co-directed this commercial for Belgium brewers Stella Artois with Roman Coppola. The TV spot features Anderson’s penchant for symmetry and ’60s French pop culture.
Although Mercedes’ attempt is credible , Jaguar’s take on it has us grunting with laughter!
Anderson asked 75 children throughout New York, Los Angeles, and London what they thought goes on inside an Xperia mobile phone. The spot centers on a response from an 8-year-old named Jake Ryan that features tiny robots doing the heavy lifting inside the device. Anderson took a cue from his animated film The Fantastic Mr. Fox and built a visual world using stop-motion animation.
Anderson’s American Express “My Life. My Card” ad is arguably his best commercial work to date. The two-minute spot features longtime Anderson collaborators Jason Schwartzman and Waris Ahluwalia, as well as cinematographer Robert Yeoman. It showcases what life is like on an Anderson movie shoot and serves as a keen parody, with the director poking fun at his own signature style and tropes.
Sussex Safer Roads’ dramatic ad makes us think twice about leaving aside our seatbelts
Man, watching these ads, I confess I’m a sucker for quirky humor and these ads are without a doubt the quirkiest I’ve seen in a long while.