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If Michael Man were to do a film about spy photographers (of the automotive variety) from a script written by Mamet or Soderbergh, this would be it. Called The Illusive and brought to you by the folks at Mercedes, it's about spy photographer trying to get shots of Merc's wares and the Merc "agent" who's thwarting him. It's sultry, it's European, and there's an SLR Roadster in there, an inexplicably angry French waiter, as well as a few goats.

The film is part of Mercedes' branding efforts, in an attempt to draw a younger -- dare we say it -- slicker, crowd. It's a fun watch, and only about a dozen minutes long. Based on what we've heard of spy photography, though, it's not a documentary. We imagine that the folks at KGP, Priddy, Doane and co. wish they retired every evening to swank French restaurants for Chateaubriand and chianti

[Source: Floaded via Motor Authority]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      I LOVED IT! Thank you! :D
      • 7 Years Ago
      The cinnematography was quite good. The overall production evoked living well and luxurious with Mercedes in a way that was not ostentatious.
      Bravo!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not even comparable to anything by Michael Mann.
      Not even comparable to a BMW film.

      Not bad, nonetheless. However I think "elusive" is a better spelling for what they're describing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Film critics aside, I thought it was entertaining.
      (but then, all I can afford is a C-Series sedan)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, that was well put together. Cool stuff.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mann, with two "N" 's. Cause the Mann is just that good.
      • 7 Years Ago
      hah who else went fumbling for their phone when his rang?
      • 7 Years Ago

      I didn't think it was that good.

      And please don't compare it to Mann, and don't compare it to any of the BMW films.
      The director does commercials and you can tell that while watching this movie. The story was dull, the dialogues cheap. Yeah, photography was quite nice (at least of the SLR) but you don't need a 12 minute crap story to do that.
        • 7 Years Ago
        There was a story? Didn't seem like it to me. The cinematography was ok. But you're right, Mann would have definitely put more into that.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Haha @ blatant use of Apple products. MBP's a plenty, Cinema Displays, and apparently he hacked the iPhone to unlock digital locks? How ironic.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What the heck is up with that hitchcock-esque "goofy ending"?

      I just wanted to point out that the Canon 600mm lens has a minimum focus of 18 feet. Heheh....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Chateaubriand and *chianti* at a swank *French* restaurant?
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