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For years, Gap's ads—and its clothes—were all about bubbly, drenching color. But this fall, it's time for a new look in both, as the brand has brought in David Fincher to drain the color, quite literally, from the TV work—and tell enigmatic stories in artful, cinematic black-and-white instead.
Netflix on Thursday morning crashed the Primetime Emmys, becoming the first streaming service to earn a nomination for an award that honors the best television programming.
David Fincher's Calvin Klein commercial starring Rooney Mara exists in a dreary, dreamless dimension beyond banality and cliché. It occupies a zone so soullessly stylized that "style" loses all meaning … a wasteland so unironic that irony screams for release, only to go unheard. This 60-second black-and-white spot introducing CK's Downtown fragrance plays like an unfunny parody of its putrid genre—yet it's very real, which makes irony scream all the more. In other words, it's like every other pretentious, faux-artsy perfume and fashion commercial. Maybe more so. Fincher previously directed Mara in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network. "Runaway" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs plays on the soundtrack. The ad features puppies, buses, rain, subways, earbuds and a press conference. A lot of stuff happens in slow motion. Mara cracks a smile, which The Huffington Post seems to think is a big deal. I'm not sold on the name of the perfume, either. How does downtown usually smell? In my experience, it stinks. Print ad below the video.
Fox Sports has created a supersized new promo spot designed to get viewers of the 2013 MLB All-Star Game pumped for the launch of what it is calling the “biggest sports network launch in history.”
Following its first foray into original programming, Netflix put up first-quarter numbers that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations.
Netflix has completed another high-profile acquisition, ordering 10 episodes of a new scripted series to be directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas) and penned by Babylon 5 creator and screenwrter J. Michael Straczynski.