Long-Awaited Film Looks at Enigmatic Adman Cornelius Trunchpole

'Art & Corny' explores the man and the mystery

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For those who have been following the two-year saga of Cornelius Trunchpole—the reputed 1960s adman who is now making a reputed comeback, reputedly—here's the finished film about him. Art & Corny, clocking in at about 16 minutes, is worth it for the musings of industry figures like Jeff Goodby, Lee Clow, Steve Hayden, Gerry Graf, Barbara Lippert and Michael Wolff. Just don't expect a whole lot of insight from Trunchpole himself. He prefers it that way.


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@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.