Saturday, January 19, 2008

Lynch and Obsession

The previous post shows highlights of David Lynch's directing career; what gets me about them is how I just can't look away. Clients should be salivating over the chance to work with him.

In 1988, post-Blue Velvet and pre-Twin Peaks, he did some work with Calvin Klein's Obsession fragrance that just blows me out of the water.

The premise: four ads, with four different authors' words read over them. Sadly, I can't find the Flaubert ad, but I'm not complaining at being stuck with D.H. Lawrence...

...Ernest Hemingway...

...and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Wow, huh?


millie wink said...

yeah, the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star! i where that's from in Fitz's work? That boy had an effervescent magic when his mojo was workin, and Lynch did find an especially bright bubble of poetry for this spot.

These commercials are like that sex in Blue Velvet that goes somewhere movies never otherwise take us. Thanks for posting them.

Patrick said...

Glad you like 'em. The quote's taken from The Great Gatsby, during one of the flashbacks.