Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes and BBDO have whipped up a few promos for HBO that show the same vignettes twice, but with different endings. The more subversive endings are meant to illustrate the kinds of stories you’ll find on HBO. (“There are stories. … And there are stories you talk about.”) One of the spots (above) features mile-high love, but compared with our favorite ad from that genre, this one feels a bit run-of-the-mill. A second spot in the series is more mean-spirited and enjoyable. Via Advertolog.
—Posted by Tim Nudd