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8 January 2020

Let It Be(etle)

by Syd Briscoe

VW: “The Last Mile” - 90s

This charming animated commercial for VW embraces the nostalgia their Beetle model inspires in owners all over the world. Made using a rotoscoped, hand-drawn technique, the film feels down to earth even as it slips easily through the decades to the vehicle's journey through history.

The pastel colour palette is a lovely choice, bringing to mind sepia-tinted photographs and memories faded with age. A choral version of the Beatlesís 'Let it Be' serves as a fitting soundtrack, evoking the vibe of the counter-culture into which the Beetle gained much of its popularity. Tactile, soothing work from director FX Goby.

Film Production: Nexus Studios Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: FX Goby Ⓟ Ⓦ
Music: Let it Be - The Beatles

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