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The Presidential Ad Campaigns

Posted November 03, 2008

As the presidential campaign careens towards its inevitable end on November 4, everyone, including filmmakers, is stepping up to the plate. Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris has released a series of last minute ads called “People in the Middle for Obama,” exhibiting his characteristic probing interview style. Fred Davis, the advertising mastermind behind the McCain campaign (as well as a number of other right-wing causes), is launching new, 11th hour attack ads. Even Jewish comedian Jackie Mason is stepping up to deliver his personal pitch for John McCain as an attack against comedian Sarah Silverman.

As Hollywood and Washington fight it out on the airwaves, others have taken the political ad as a genre to have fun with. Landline TV has released in all six parodies under the rubric of what if _______ famous director took on McCain’s attack ads? Fill in the blanks with the names John Woo, Kevin Smith, Wes Anderson, Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman, M. Night Shyamalan and David Lynch and you have the list of these comedy ads.

John Woo, Kevin Smith, Wes Anderson

Jason Reitman, M. Night Shyamalan, David Lynch