While he had a hand in producing some of BMW’s short film series The Hire (including a short directed by his late brother Tony Scott), director Ridley Scott has commissioned one of his commercial directors for a new car-related short film and we’ve got the first look at the results today. Directed by Adam Smith, the slick teaser for Desire has popped online, which features the Jaguar F-TYPE and stars Homeland‘s Damian Lewis, Shannyn Sossamon, Jordi Mollà, as well as music from Lana Del Rey.
There’s no mention regarding when the full version will pop online, but the story of “betrayal, retribution, passion and greed” follows Lewis as Clark, a car delivery man who runs into trouble “after a chance encounter with a mysterious young woman (Sossamon) in the middle of a lawless desert. However, Scott’s not the only director with his hand in commercial filmmaking, as a the latest work from The Fall and Mirror Mirror director Tarsem has also been released. The Immortals helmer recently teamed with Sony for an Experia Z smartphone commercial set to a remix of David Bowie‘s Sound and Vision. Check out the vibrant short below, along with the Scott-produced Jaguar teaser.
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
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