Sunday, May 22, 2016

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Running Down A Dream

This a biopic project that Peter Bogdonovic wrote and directed. He went through years of materials to create a completely organized and thoughtful portrayal of this incredible band. The video I watched on Netflix was almost 4 hours long and it held my interest all the way through. But the one small nugget I got to in about hour 3 was the similarity that many successful rock stars have in common. Either their Mothers died early, leaving them to fend for themselves, or their Fathers were abusive. This thread seems to create an anger in the artists that drives them to keep on fighting during their carriers. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Art & Copy

Here  is a documentary that Jeanne and I just watched on Netflix. Put out on PBS it's a documentary that explores how art in advertising can be used to motivate us to higher levels. To explore greater heights of expression. They show many examples of ads that get to the heart of the problem that the clients want to overcome. They show how the agencies often  give the companies that come to them bigger dreams, a larger sense of self. They help to define their greater mission. This documentary isn't just entertaining, it's inspiring.