This movie was requested by Faryn from Ahi Sandwich Please. Art and Copy is available on instant Netflix. Got a movie request? Comment below and I’ll give my thoughts on it.
Art and Copy (2009) is a documentary about the biggest names in the advertisement world. This movie dives deep into how famous ads, like “Got Milk”, “Where’s The Beef?”, and Apple’s “Think Differently” came from. This movie is part history lesson, part pop culture, and part educational. Art and Copy shows how inspiration and creativity comes to life and how it impacts the world.
I’m not into the whole advertisement world, so watching this movie at first was uneventful. BUT…after the first five minutes, I found myself transfix to the TV. It was like a blast from the past. This movie showed all these old school commercials that brought me back to that time period in my life.
The standout of this whole movie is this man, George Lois. If it weren’t for this man, we wouldn’t know what MTV was or who is Tommy Hilfiger. Lois mastermind the “I want my MTV” campaign, without this campaign, who knows where MTV would be now.
Back in 1980′s, an unknown designer Tommy Hilfiger hired Lois to promote his upcoming collection. Lois figured out that in order the public to care about his collection, first they must care about the designer. Lois came up with a bold in your face campaign that Hilfiger did not like what-so-ever.
Here are some interesting ads featured in this film:
Art and Copy talked about Apple a lot. I’m an Apple fangirl and found this section the most entertaining. Here are some of the ads featured in the movie.
This documentary has some parts that are boring, yes, but there are some parts that were mindblowing. I don’t think this movie is for everybody, but if you are at all interested in any of the following things I wrote about, then you owe it to yourself to watch it. Don’t you want to know more about the “Just Do It” slogan?
7 out of 10
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