Oh, that Piaget ad is even stranger. I agree with your assessment of the lover and his object of affection. What is even stranger is the fact that she is wearing dark glasses and has a cane. Is she blind? If so, how does she manage to get those huge false eyelashes on straight? And there is some sort of murder/suicide à trois at the end? And how did they manage to make roses look so singularly unattractive?
Yes, I know, Bixa, I replied in the other thread before you replied here. It's still a very strange ad. And I was making a joke about her elaborate makeup (believe me, I know what goes into a commercial shoot more than most
That was gross. I wasted some minutes of my life looking at the Cartier ad, obviously because of the cat. That leopard illustrated exemplary cat behaviour, especially the way they hold their mouths to catch a scent. But hell, the lady should have had some foie gras or fish for him, non?
I thought that this commercial for the Système U supermarket/hypermarket chain was really excellent, promoting Christmas "without preconceived ideas." The first part shows children saying all of the things that have been drilled into them -- pink is for girls, blue is for boys, boys don't know how to take care of babies, the father goes to work and earns money, boys play football and play with pistols, girls have tea parties...
And then the commercial shows the children released into a play zone without being told what should interest them. Obviously, all of the "rules" are broken. Système U goes on to say that their Christmas catalogue is neutral and without preconceived ideas. I just wonder how many parents took this to heart.