There are ad men who become movie makers.
And there are movie makers who turn ad men.
Of the second species, you may not know many.
Ridley Scott may come to mind.
Off the cuff, I can think of Manoj Night Shyamalan & Gurinder Chaddha.
UK-based website Shiznit has compiled a super list of Top 10 Coolest Commercials by Movie Directors.
Here you can see the work of directors of Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Mullholand Drive, Birth, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Insider, Man on Fire and Se7en.
Most of it is jaw-dropping stuff.
Like the bullet-time shot staged in 1996 much before the Wachowski Brothers had even imagined becoming screenwriters.
For the sheer pleasure of it.
Posted by Anantha.