Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One Century, Two Minutes

I must be going soft in my (relatively) old age, but I find myself getting more and more drawn into adverts like the recent one for Hovis bread. It follows a young boy through the past hundred years of British history as he picks up a loaf of bread for his mother. Simple concept, but very effective.

7 comments:

Nancy J. Parra said...

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
cheers-

Criss said...

Thanks for sharing! That is a neat ad. (I missed many of the references; I'm no history buff even for the countries where I've lived, but it's still a great concept and evoked the desired feelings.)

KimB said...

I think Marsha is getting soft.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Brilliant advert. I even called in where the original one was filmed just to see the place. (the one where he goes up a steep hill. Shaftsbury in Dorset)

Marsha said...

Ken, you're right. It is a great advert! And Kim, yes -- I admit it, I'm getting soft! Softer, anyway.

Meg said...

I love this advert! But every time I see it, I am shocked by the boy's surprisingly deep voice at the end. It seems much too deep for his age, hehe. Weird.

Maureen Rossong said...

I couldn't help but think of Forrest Gump as I watched the advert, Marsh. Can't tell you exactly why.