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Audi Quattro: Ahab

Over 30 years ago, Audi pioneered permanent four-wheel drive with Audi Quattro®. Today it's the world's top selling AWD system. But sadly for one tormented soul, its legacy is more a source of humiliation than celebration. Inspired by one of the all-time classics in American literature, Audi re-imagines Herman Melville's epic struggle between obsessed sea captain and elusive white whale to bring the legend of Quattro® to life.

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Hadrons's picture
Hadrons
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Let me understand - Audi is the 2012 Moby-Dick ?!
I wonder what Herman Melville's comment would have been.

As for itself, it trivializes great literature, and the sad thing is that most people don't even know what was
the inspiration behind this ad...

Megalomania is a disease .

THERE'S NO HEAVIER BURDEN THAN A GREAT POTENTIAL

kleenex's picture
kleenex
33834 pencils

I fully agree with you on this ad.

gadgets's picture
gadgets
1063 pencils

I like it.

Temple's picture
Temple
10780 pencils

Agree with Hadrons. If you want to blend literature and cars, do something like VW's night drive with Dylan Thomas.

shortleif's picture
shortleif
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I think this is great. It tells a story, although stolen, which is nice. The story is more universal than just Moby Dick. Stories of uncatchable fishes and other wild life must've been around for thousands of years.

It should've shown less of the actual car. I know your fingers itch to actually show the product. But it's just as when they show the monster in a horror film, a lot of the thrill is lost.

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jimkuz
408 pencils

Totally love this. Saw the short version on TV last night -
& said this is one of the rare commercials I'd like to see a view more times -
clever - memorable - "Ahab" actor is great

nepotiums's picture
nepotiums
251 pencils

I don't care about the rest, but I loved it!

richly evocative's picture
richly evocative
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I don't think it trivializes great literature at all. Moby Dick is big enough to take it. It's a good ad, witty, well written, well acted and keeps the product at its heart. What more do you want from 60 seconds?

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