Follies of the Mad Men #74

This little film is simply the most brilliant surrealistic, dadaistic piece of cinema of the second half of the twentieth century. Opening with a full minute of a young woman wandering an autumnal landscape, it evolves into an anti-capitalist treatise featuring a world where decorative refrigerators rule mankind. And it's all done without dialogue. Forget Bunuel and Dali! Westinghouse and the Jam Handy Organization rule!

Considering it was made circa 1968, one has to ask: what were they smoking/dropping, and where can I get some today?

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 02, 2009
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Domestic | Interior Decorating | Drugs | 1960s

Incredibly weird, but you have to admit those refrigerators at the beginning look much better than the endless monotony of stainless steel you see today...
Posted by Salamander Sam in Chicago on 10/02/09 at 03:18 PM
so that's when the weird commercials that have nothing what so ever to do with the product being sold started.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/02/09 at 10:07 PM
Lets not knock modern day commercials! Over here it is not uncommon to catch sight of an unfettered hooter making it's way across the screen in hopes of selling me a new pickum-up truck or hair gel, or whatever.

However, this 6min piece didn't do much to move me to a new refer.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/03/09 at 12:18 AM
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