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Old 02-21-2010, 11:56 PM
The most powerful commercial I've ever seen - must see

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-8PBx7isoM

I didn't want this to get lost buried down in the random video thread - this is just way too powerful and beautiful for that. This short film deserves its own thread.

It's amazing how such a simple concept can turn out to be such an emotional punch - it really sneaks up and hits you. I'm not afraid to admit this made me cry.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:50 AM
Wow, I'm with you on that one. That really was amazing. Even the music. Just wow.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:02 AM
Nice commercial but I think you hyped it up a little much, so I could kinda tell what was coming from the beginning. Edit: On second thought I think it was the title on youtube that kinda spoiled it for me.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:19 AM
That was creative, but


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I'm not afraid to admit this made me cry.

You should be.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:28 AM
I kinda got the gist of it but was highly distracted by this on the right:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k6w1yP5-XY&feature=fvw

Then I saw the rest of her videos......whew.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:32 AM
Okay, I’m female with breasts and a healthy supply of oestrogen pumping around my body, but I honestly don’t understand how a commercial or a trailer can make somebody shed real wet stuff from their seeing organs.

The clip is certainly creative and powerful and moving to an extent…but in order to shed a salty tear I need GENUINE emotional attachment, and I just can’t see how that can be achieved in 90 seconds or so.

The only time I’ve come close to all-out blubbing at a short clip was the first time I saw the “Where the wild things are” trailer!

I bet I was totally on my period that day .

I think the clip packs an emotional punch though…but I believe I’ve also seen more affecting and creative PSA type advertisements. The retro one where all the kids are killed by farming equipment is great for shits and giggles...
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:58 AM
I thought that ad was cheesy.

If you want some really good emotional manipulation from advertisements look no further than these life insurance ads from Thailand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOuHaTt2XUw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR5mZqeDNtg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkoRDFjBh44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-K9V9qz6P4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU44zfNxg20
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:19 AM
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I thought that ad was cheesy.

If you want some really good emotional manipulation from advertisements look no further than these life insurance ads from Thailand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOuHaTt2XUw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR5mZqeDNtg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkoRDFjBh44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-K9V9qz6P4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU44zfNxg20
those were the ones I was about to post lol. I do love those commercials though they are very powerful
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:20 AM
Those ASPCA ads with Sarah McLachlan are the ones that get to me. I remember watching something funny on Adult Swim and one of those depressing commericals came on showing sad dogs and cats in cages with the song "Angel" playing.
Talk about a buzzkill.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:05 PM
sugar puffs adverts are more powerful than that

didn't resonate with me at all
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:31 PM
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The clip is certainly creative and powerful and moving to an extent…but in order to shed a salty tear I need GENUINE emotional attachment, and I just can’t see how that can be achieved in 90 seconds or so.
The genuine emotion can come from your own personal experience. I'm sure the ad would be significantly more emotional for someone who lost someone to a crash because they weren't wearing a seat belt.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:13 PM
I thought the ad was pretty bad actually. Far from moving.

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Old 02-22-2010, 03:43 PM
Well, either I over-sold it, or some of you guys are a bunch of heartless cynics. To each his own, I guess.

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Those ASPCA ads with Sarah McLachlan are the ones that get to me. I remember watching something funny on Adult Swim and one of those depressing commericals came on showing sad dogs and cats in cages with the song "Angel" playing.
Talk about a buzzkill.
Yeah, those are pretty brutal. I have to change the channel when they come on.
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:06 PM
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Goddamnit someguy, that actually made me well up. My brain started shouting that I was being emotionally raped but my tear ducts refused to listen.

Scratch my first post and brand me a sentimental sucker.
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:57 PM
I always thought these PSAs were suitably disturbing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F86Hw...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UxVv...eature=related
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:04 PM
The death scenes from the 'shits and giggles' 70's Brit PIF that I mentioned in my first post.

It was called Apaches...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLhXTobrV_s
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:12 PM
Those still hold up pretty well today, BCV. Although the text that was added pointing out how stupid the kids were was a bit distracting. Do you remember if they sped up the footage in the original versions of the videos? I found that to be a bit bizarre.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:53 AM
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Those ASPCA ads with Sarah McLachlan are the ones that get to me. I remember watching something funny on Adult Swim and one of those depressing commericals came on showing sad dogs and cats in cages with the song "Angel" playing.
Talk about a buzzkill.

Those ads fucking KILL me. Everytime they come on I'm in tears.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:03 AM
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Those still hold up pretty well today, BCV. Although the text that was added pointing out how stupid the kids were was a bit distracting. Do you remember if they sped up the footage in the original versions of the videos? I found that to be a bit bizarre.
Nah, it was just regular paced footage originally. The text was distracting and not very funny at all...it was the best I could find unfortunately.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:30 AM
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Those ASPCA ads with Sarah McLachlan are the ones that get to me. I remember watching something funny on Adult Swim and one of those depressing commericals came on showing sad dogs and cats in cages with the song "Angel" playing.
Talk about a buzzkill.
Oh hell yes! Being an animal lover, I hate those commercials. I just can't watch them. They break my heart and leave it to the stations to post those commercials on networks meant to be fun.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:32 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-8PBx7isoM

I didn't want this to get lost buried down in the random video thread - this is just way too powerful and beautiful for that. This short film deserves its own thread.

It's amazing how such a simple concept can turn out to be such an emotional punch - it really sneaks up and hits you. I'm not afraid to admit this made me cry.
Actually I found the video to be quite cheesy. The facial expressions were inadvertently comical. These PSA's are so manipulative.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:25 AM
Those ASPCA ads are brutal.

This seatbelt ad is good, I like what it's doing, but it reminded me of a Soundgarden video, so I kept hearing "Black Hole Sun" while the video was playing, and that kind of killed it. The video was still effective because it made me feel guilty about the seatbelt reminder light in my car being burned out.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:30 AM
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Those ads fucking KILL me. Everytime they come on I'm in tears.
I change the station.
Can't deal with it.
I love dogs and that tears at my heart strings.



Referencing the seat belt commercial, noticed something odd.
The guy wasn't talking on his cellphone and where the hell was his airbag? Glaring errors I just wanted to point out.
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:25 PM
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Referencing the seat belt commercial, noticed something odd.
The guy wasn't talking on his cellphone and where the hell was his airbag? Glaring errors I just wanted to point out.
If his wife had bigger tits I'm sure they would've gone with the airbag thing.
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:15 PM
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Those ASPCA ads with Sarah McLachlan are the ones that get to me. I remember watching something funny on Adult Swim and one of those depressing commericals came on showing sad dogs and cats in cages with the song "Angel" playing.
Talk about a buzzkill.
I just watched that. The RSPCA should look at these and learn something. Instead of having some guy just sitting talking about food.

It would make people really aware.

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Old 02-23-2010, 02:53 PM
I'll share what I think a really powerful ad is.

http://www.splendad.com/ads/show/188...ybrid-Why-Push

Obviously it's for a car, but that's besides the point. I remember when I first saw it I had to find it online just to watch it a few more times.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:26 PM
WOW...

you have all obviously missed this gem...if anything is powerful and moving, it'd be this here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csrPT9ClVUc
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvBKlBhfgPc

That's a good one.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:10 PM
This used to scare the shit out of me when I was little. They would always play it during the Saturday morning cartoons on ABC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSIZQRi4M6c
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:25 PM
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This used to scare the shit out of me when I was little. They would always play it during the Saturday morning cartoons on ABC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSIZQRi4M6c
I remember this. Horrified me.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:25 PM
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That is a good one.

I've always liked this Spike Jonze Ikea ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78FmzqfeuQ4 because it really is pretty effective at making you feel bad for that little old lamp.

The Montana Meth Project, despite being widely lampooned, had some fairly powerful spots, I remember thinking that about "Parents" anyway.

Those Thai life insurance commercials are pretty good. The ASPCA ones aren't exactly "powerful," but they're definitely very sad.

On a side note, Badbird is apparently a big ol' sissy.

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:42 AM
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This used to scare the shit out of me when I was little. They would always play it during the Saturday morning cartoons on ABC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSIZQRi4M6c

It just creeped me out now!!!

And I'm old!
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:49 PM
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This used to scare the shit out of me when I was little. They would always play it during the Saturday morning cartoons on ABC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSIZQRi4M6c
that was amazing! danks
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:36 PM
Things I learned today. Number 21: Human beings make the best seat belts! Always have a kid handy so they can wrap their arms around you in a car accident.
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