I am a huge fan of the film PUTNEY SWOPE.
Not because it’s about advertising.
Because it was so mindblowingly ambitious and well executed.
If you haven’t seen it i highly recommend you do so.
It made a huge impression on me and I shot this in tribute to it.
It’s an homage to this commercial created by Putney Swope’s ad agency.
I based it on the fact that it would always blow American’s minds when i told them that Budweiser was the number one selling lager in Ireland.
Because of Irish people’s, ahem, expert drinker status, it meant that Budweiser must actually be a good lager. Something a lot of Americans simply didn’t want to be true.
And when I would tell them this, they would invariably react like this guy. BTW, this actor, Ned Eisenberg, was phenomenal.
Clint Eastwood cast him as SAL in MILLION DOLLAR BABY. He also played the badass Hasidic Jewish guy in the first season on The Sopranos.