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IconsWith a teaser dropping last week for the final season of Mad Men, I was reminded of the clever appropriation of that show’s silhouetted anti-hero’s draping form, alongside the five other well recognisable cultural icons appropriated by agency Grey, working in collaboration with directing duo Us, in their advertisement for UK paper The Sunday Times’ culture section. See how many you can name (best be all of them or forever hang your head in shame) after the jump: More »

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The Bear & The HareSo I totally get we’re still in November and that seeing the Christmas decorations already polluting every inch of your local mall has got your blood boiling and that you expect No Film School to be a ho ho haven from such premature revelry but just bear with me (sorry couldn’t resist) as you take a look at Blink’s heartwarming spot for John Lewis’ The Bear & The Hare that, dare I say it, actually captures the spirit of Christmas. Get in the seasonal spirit after the jump: More »

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Castello CavalcantiWes Anderson is at it again with his second branded film, Castello Cavalcanti, marketing the “Candy L’Eau” fragrance from Italian luxury fashion house Prada. Castello, like his and Roman Coppola’s first installment for Prada, is set in Europe, only instead of France, takes place in a small Italian town circa 1955. The director’s signature style is seen throughout the 8-minute short, however his specific nods to historical Italian cinema, namely the work of Fellini, offer an added bonus to Anderson’s fans. Continue on to check out the short. More »

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Phantom Flex commercialOkay, Sony probably took the needed precaution to keep the Phantom Flex paint-free, but this high-speed camera lives up to its name by demonstrating how a filmmaker can take a 3 second shot of paint cans exploding and turn it into a minute and a half long kaleidoscopic opus. For a behind the scenes look to find out how they did it, check out the video after the jump. More »

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Frequent collaborators Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola get together once again to bring us a short film for Prada’s new fragrance Prada Candy. The film has its auteurs’ thematic, cinematic, and aesthetic fingerprints all over it, which makes you forget that you’re in fact watching a commercial. Set in France, the film follows two young and attractive men as they vie for the affections of the beautiful “Candy.” Watch the short and go behind the scenes after the jump: More »