Offbeat filmmakers selling mainstream products in recent commercials
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 17:04
Set against the ongoing Super Bowl game, a grisly voiced narrator compares the halftime of the big game to the current economic crisis in America. In an emotionally stirring ad, the mysterious narrator discusses how Detroit’s Chrysler has tried to come back after their own defeat in the first half of the economic crisis.
As actor Clint Eastwood’s face is finally illuminated in the dimly lit tunnel of a football field, he says, “Yeah, it’s halftime, America, and our second half’s about to begin.” It’s as if Eastwood was running for some unnamed political position, with Green pushing the actor to be his most poignant and applying his penchant for moving atmospherics to really make this feel like rallying call Eastwood calls for.