Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Powerful Minute and a Half from Dirty Harry....
A lotta buzz over the Superbowl commercials- my favorite being the "Avengers" teaser, to a minor degree "John Carter".... and, now- THIS-
Is it propaganda or just inspirational or just hitting the right note at the right time?
Dunno- maybe it's all three.
It's been said: (though I didn't say it, someone else said it first)"
"All art is propaganda".
To make something so powerful in such a short time is amazing- but breaking it down to its elements and trying to re-create it is always fascinating to me, too...
Pretty suprised Clint Eastwood's presence works so well here-
(I doubt his ex-wife would be much moved by the commercial, but o well)
It's just a pity that filmmakers didn't have him take a gun out at the end and shoot one of the gabillionaires who started the financial crisis in America in the first place.
Maybe in the sequel commercial...