McCain Attack Ads by John Woo, Wes Anderson and Kevin Smith

McCain Attack Ads by John Woo, Wes Anderson and Kevin Smith

McCain Attack Ads by John Woo, Wes Anderson and Kevin Smith

What if iconic Hollywood directors John Woo, Kevin Smith and Wes Anderson took a crack at creating a John McCain attack ad?


If the McCain campaign hired John Woo, Kevin Smith and Wes Anderson to create attacks ads, the results would be this satiric video. The first includes a lot of exaggerated body movement and Woo’s signature slow-motion standoffs. The Kevin Smith version parodies Clerks and inevitably incorporates a Stars Wars analogy of the political field, though it’s difficult to imagine replacing Han Solo with Joe Biden. The Wes Anderson parody is the most successful with its long-tracking shot and Bowie soundtrack.

Erica Landau

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