Tuesday, February 05, 2008

☐ Nobody's Perfect


What a BEAUTIFUL commercial (aired seconds before Superbowl on Sunday). Thank F*ck it wasn't an advertisement for some cheap irrelevant product. Just a bloke spokesperson (Russell Crowe) in the 'Pursuit of Perfection'. If you didn't catch it on HD, surround sound. Here's a secondary grade of it.


Blogger wbcity said...

Didn't see it on TV. But Great video!

12:48 PM  
Anonymous jd said...

Not in love with football, and felt like it was reaching a bit putting the sport in the same class with Da Vinci... but I dig the ideal.

You seen this one?


12:54 PM  
Blogger © said...

> jd: i don't think this commercial was trying to reach football in the same class of Sistine Chapel, DaVinci, Hendrix or Civil Rights movement (which in-a-way has nothing to do with each other either). But "sports" being in a class of it's own (and at their 'level'), whether u like it or not> it's also something NOT just 'anyone' can accomplish (don't you agree)? It's not a message on "football" (altho i'm sure it's superbowl owned).. i saw the least of it as a "football commercial" - but more the message on the "pursuit of perfection" (do better, be better).
Like this YouTube video you addressed: i would say the same: Not in love with Will.i.am, plus Scarlett Johansson & Amber Valletta isn't anywhere near politics or the level to Obama, but it's the ideal. and I dig it.

"Yes, we can." :)


4:21 PM  
Anonymous jd said...

Well said ©. For me personally, the piece was a bit like "one of these kids is not like the other." Sports at that level take a tremendous amount of skill, talent and effort, but I don't really see them as means of communication and expression in the same way as the arts/oratory.

I respect the pursuit of perfection, and I too believe it can be a beautiful thing. But while Joe Lewis or Ali can challenge the status quo with their sport, they could only really communicate with their audience outside the ring. Now I'm as big a fan of pugilism as the next guy, but it's just not much a medium for communication. Give me the Guernica or Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner, Martin Luther King Jr.'s oratory on the Vietnam war, Thomas Paine on the Rights of Man. These were people who offered a perspective, and used their arts to carry their message. I guess this comes at a time where I look at sports and entertainment culture as detracting, and being used to distract the public from things that matter.

6:10 PM  
Blogger © said...

I hear you, jd.
just like how I'd feel about a Supermodel or a pretty starlet (or any actors/celebs in this matter), siding on a political party.

But let's keep the focus simple here, shall we? "Strive to be better & Yes, we can."

& enjoy it for what it is: The Beauty.


7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny. I saw the entire video as a motivational speech for football fans to GET OFF THEIR FAT ASSES! LOL

I agree with jd in comparison, football should be in the ranks to a perfect sports car, or the perfect beer. or even a perfect supermodel. But the message itself was well delivered by a fine actor. And I think we can all agree to respect the artists they chose in highlights on perfection. And I'm with © on that youtube video. pfft. Doesn't change my decision on the candidate I voted for tonight. Celebs, we don't care about your opinion in politics! Entertain us, or step down and change the world!

- Ed

10:15 PM  
Anonymous jd said...


Much respect ©.

Keep up the great work :)

11:57 PM  
Blogger © said...

> K▲LIGUL▲ en Kandor: yes yes. we heard you...
you don't like football OR the SuperBOWL. ;)


4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uR work is "perfection"
as close to it as possible.
to attain perfection is not..
thus, the be near is.

uR biggest fan, pung

5:23 PM  
Blogger Stewy said...

Ohhhh! I felt disappointed its pay off wasn't something more than the superbowl since it was such a brilliant lead up. I was expecting something to do with unity or world peace or something like Perfection isn't attainable and everyone is beautiful in their own way, for an anti-suicide campaign or similar confidence promoting piece... :D

The music is brilliant, I recognize it from the trailer to Elizabeth, the golden age. Seriously got that spine tingling thing seeing this trailer at the cinemas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vITxj7Tq4f4 Powerful music indeed!

3:03 AM  
Blogger © said...

> Stewy: yes, the music makes up three quarters of the video (if not all). Just beautiful. it's a pretty famous number (by Steve Jablonsky)> It was also used in the film "The Island" Soundtrack: (My Name Is Lincoln)
– It's "musical bliss our minds simply can not get grasp." ;)

> K▲LIGUL▲ en Kandor: thank you – glad you dig the tunes here, sir. :)


9:24 PM  

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