It’s one of the oldest, hoariest tricks in the book: using snippets of dialogue from films and TV shows out of context, so the characters appear to be surprised or impressed by something you’re promoting—that cable movie marathon this weekend, or next week’s DVD release.
Cheesy as it is, it still works, particularly when it’s done well. And this Samsung spot—from 72andSunny, director Rian Johnson and Oscar winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda—certainly has its moments.
The ad, which broke Sunday during AMC’s Mad Men, NBC’s Women of SNL, Fox’s Family Guy and other shows, features iconic scenes from movies like Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Field of Dreams and more—with the characters appearing to marvel over the beauty of Samsung’s Curved UHD TV…
We wonder, though — does the ad look even better on a curved screen? Presumably yes, if we believe the hype.