Watch: Martin Scorsese-directed Chanel commercial rocks

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
August 25th, 2010

Now this is a commercial I can get behind. 

After seeing Frank Miller’s uninspired take on a commercial for the new fragrance, Guilty, for Gucci, it’s time for a true auteur to step into the world of commercials, and that’s just what we’ve got, from one of today’s most legendary filmmakers.

Thanks to Outlier (via The Playlist) we have the newest piece of directing from Martin Scorsese, in the form of a one minute advertisement for Chanel’s new fragrance, Bleu. It stars HANNIBAL RISING actor Gaspard Ulliel, and while visually it doesn’t play quite like a Scorsese piece, the energy is definitely there, and yes, that is indeed a Rolling Stones track as the background music. It’s "She Said Yeah," for those wondering.

This thing is breathtakingly beautiful, featuring some fantastic cinematography, and of course, the models/actors here aren’t too hard on the eyes either. It may be a short little commercial, but it’s definitely a must-watch piece of video, so check it out!


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  • marianneq

    Anyone else notice the (hopefully) quick homage to Antonioni’s Blow Up? about :30 in?

    It’s gorgeously shot and lit (and as always edited), yes. And the fact that just looking at it, you can’t tell it’s Scorcese, kinda makes me love it more.

    I get so excited when commercials become big pieces by big people (This does not include Frank Miller – ugh. Only good thing in that was the song, please go back to comic books/graphic novels PLEASE!).

  • Josh Brunsting

    Hahaha, I also saw the Blow Up homage in the video. I adore both that film and this little ad. It’s visually arresting, and complete with the Rolling Stones track, is pretty much the epitome of Scorsese’s style. I love this thing.

    And honestly, in regards to Frank Miller, I don’t even care about his graphic novel work any more. Just not an interesting voice any more, at least in my opinion.

  • marianneq

    everything you said, from top to bottom = truth. :)

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