Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Is this "Lost Weekend" or "Clueless Weekend"?
Thank Tim Nudd over at AdFreak for noticing the unfortunate connection between this Hennessy ad touting a 90-second online film called "The Lost Weekend," and that other "Lost Weekend"—the Oscar-winning 1945 film directed by Billy Wilder featuring the harrowing drinking binge of a-nowhere-near-recovering alcoholic. Didn't anyone at the client or agency notice? Or did they notice, and not care? (The fine print on this poster reveals that Berlin Cameron United is the agency, Ewen Cameron the writer.) As a commenter to AdFreak's post said, "Why not do a heartwarming story about adoption and call it 'Rosemary's Baby' while you're at it?"