Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The whisper is louder than the shout

This beautiful advert cast just the right actor at the perfect point in his career. Josh Brolin, even though here he's all slicked-up and smoothed down, still trails some of the dust on his boots from running those deserts in "No Country for Old Men", and a few wisps of it even rise up and enrich this spot. Not that it needs all that much enriching. Johnny Green has been one of the hottest young directors in advertising for a couple of years now, and he seems to have a natural eye for haunting, sublimely composed imagery and a great sense of timing in the edit. This page showcases just about all of his work, including a trailer for "Nyemka's Dream", a documentary (with accompanying book) he made about a Mongolian wolf hunter/ice speedway racer which looks amazing, though I haven't been able to find it anywhere. His other adverts are all impressive too, and more importantly they retain a certain personality and distinctive visual sense, suggesting its only a matter of time before he steps up to the plate and attempts a feature film, which should be worth a look. If only to see if he's really got game. This certainly suggests he does:

The music, by the way, is by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, "Martha's Dream", from their excellent soundtrack to The Proposition.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks mate... just dropped by. Will look for BIKE STN when we get to Seattle. Still in Buenos Airies.

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