Even Filmmakers Have to Eat

A job is a job. Several of the nouvelle vague directors made commercials. I've some of Godard's and they look more like his films than they do like advertisements. (I believe you can find some of them on YouTube.)

Now, the excellent Open Culture website has soap commercials by Ingmar Bergman and several rather charming commercials made by Federico Fellini at the end of his career. The Bergmans are downright weird, featuring a Swedish actor who is a ringer for Cliff Arquette doing his Charley Weaver character. Makes you wonder why we never saw Ingmar on Hollywood Squares.

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