Max Fischer for Mayor?

Brett Smiley, mayorial candidate in Providence, Rhode Island, is running a Wes Anderson-inspired campaign ad. According to the National Journal:

Aligning your political brand with Wes Anderson’s is a good idea if you’re a liberal candidate running for office in a liberal area—remember, Providence is home to Brown University. The Wes Anderson schtick may well be the liberal equivalent of shooting a gun in your campaign ad.

No endorsement intended. Actually, this guy is awesome.

Alamo Drafthouse to screen “Bottle Rocket” at 2014 Lovely Soiree

Our pals the Reservoir Greeks have announced that the terrific folks at the Alamo Drafthouse will yet again screen Bottle Rocket at this year’s Lovely Soiree at the Bottle Rocket Motel.

This year’s soiree at the the Days Inn Hillsboro (307 SE I-35, Hillsboro, Texas) shall be celebrated on 26 July 2014. Do not book on days-inn.com. Call 254-582-3493.

From last year’s screening:

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An Oreo ad inspired by Wes Anderson

“Mel’s Mini Mini Mart” is a new ad for Oreo that really, really looks like if it were done by Wes Anderson. There is a narrator and the camera often places like in many of the iconic stills from his movies. Even the score could be in one of Wes’ movies. Don’t you agree?

 Ad executives at The Martin Agency, who copped to being Anderson fans themselves, said they didn’t purposely set out to mimic the filmmaker’s distinctive tone and tactics. They wanted to make a piece of content that felt more cinematic and less like a typical commercial for Mini Oreos, a product that hasn’t had any advertising for years.

“There were a number of influences and it’s flattering that anyone sees Wes Anderson in it,” White said, “As soon as we wrote it, we just had so much love for it.”

And I gotta admit I love it, too.

Source: Mashable (where you can watch another ads inspired by Wes)