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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Weekly Ad Classics: TONY SCOTT'S NOTHING COMES CLOSE, SAAB


The Scott brothers, who are rarely referred to as such, both got their kick-start into the film world through advertising. In 1968 Ridley Scott established his first production company in Britain, RSA, alongside Alan Parker and employed his younger brother Tony. After making several successful commercials in Britain the pair moved to Hollywood in the hopes of producing and directing films. Ridley Scott made his first feature, The Duelist in 1977, and Alien right afterwards, but it took almost ten years before anyone trusted Tony with a large-scale film. Before Top Gun (1986) Tony had only made a loose B-movie adaptation of Interview with the Vampire, called The Hunger. This was the ad that convinced backers he could do more. And you can tell he was really trying to go for Top Gun. Enjoy:


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