One More Chance to Get it All Wrong
Too many YouTube videos of late, I think. But I just can't resist this one. Because its an advert, and I've run a few adverts here before, when I think they're good enough. And because its directed by Michael Mann. Anybody who knows me knows how much I love Michael Mann. American Football I can take or leave, but of its two most dependably compelling recurring instants - the ball spinning in the sky having left the hand of a Quarterback, and men barrelling heads down into one another at top speed like stags - this advert focuses entirely on one, and shows it over and over and over. The soundtrack, full of impact sounds and fevered breathing and fingers scrabbling on padding and warcries and noises of pain - is fantastic. The music? From the Last of the Mohicans, and somehow, it works.