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ART & COPY

USA, 2009 (MIFF 2009, Arts and Minds)

ART & COPY reveals the stories behind and the personal odysseys of some of the most influential advertising visionaries of our time and their campaigns, including Lee Clow (Apple Computer 1984, and today's iPod); Dan Wieden (“Just Do It”); Phyllis K. Robinson (who invented the “me generation” with Clairol); Hal Riney (who helped President Reagan get re-elected); and George Lois (who saved MTV and launched Tommy Hilfiger overnight).

Directed by Doug Pray (HYPE! SCRATCH), ART & COPY captures the creative energy and passion behind the iconic campaigns that have had a profound impact on American culture. Featuring rare interviews with the aforementioned industry legends, the film seeks to identify the elements that transform slogans into pop culture catch phrases.


D Doug Pray P Jimmy Greenway, Michael Nadeau Dist Madman TD digibeta/2009

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