Saturday, April 5, 2008

Somewhere Between David Lynch and Calvin Klein...

A lot of people my age probably remember 1985 Calvin Klein ads for the perfume Obsession as the point where the Calvin Klein ads got “weird” — what I had forgotten is that David Lynch directed them and Isabella Rossellini appeared in at least one (and in Blue Velvet, of course, before dating Lynch for a while).

Here’s my favorite, comedy/pretension-wise:

These would prove to be a big influence, of course, on Homer Simpson’s “Mr. Plow” ad.

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