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Promos: Frank Miller Does Gucci, Funny or Die Does Piranha 3D Oscar Ad

Thompson on Hollywood By Cameron Carlson | Thompson on Hollywood August 18, 2010 at 9:59AM

Graphic novelist-turned-filmmaker Frank Miller (Sin City) has directed a new Gucci advertisement for Guilt, a line of penance-pursuing perfume for the Italian luxury goods giant. The ad is so special that they've only released a teaser. The real, full-length commercial premieres at the MTV Movie Awards on September 12, when Miller fans will get to see Rachel Evan Wood drive a flaming car towards Chris Evans. The trailer showcases the iconic Miller/Rodriguez style. Not sure how this will effect the targeted demo, especially Miller fans...
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Graphic novelist-turned-filmmaker Frank Miller (Sin City) has directed a new Gucci advertisement for Guilt, a line of penance-pursuing perfume for the Italian luxury goods giant. The ad is so special that they've only released a teaser. The real, full-length commercial premieres at the MTV Movie Awards on September 12, when Miller fans will get to see Rachel Evan Wood drive a flaming car towards Chris Evans. The trailer showcases the iconic Miller/Rodriguez style. Not sure how this will effect the targeted demo, especially Miller fans...

The actors behind Piranha 3D have made a promo web video on Funny or Die, lobbying the Academy for Oscar consideration at this year's ceremony. Categories covered by Adam Scott include Underwater Cave and Best Underwater Cave filled with Piranha eggs.

Playboy model Kelly Brooke says, "Remember how you gave Denzel his Malcolm X Oscar for Training Day? Well now's your chance to give Elisabeth Shue her Leaving Los Vegas Oscar, oh, that is in addition to her Piranha 3D Oscar. And Mine."

Pretty funny for its takedown of the Oscars, and simultaneous shameless promotion:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.