American Cancer Society - "Smoking Fetus"

More than a year ago I contacted the American Cancer Society, if they would provide this site with a high-definition copy of David Fincher's early cult-commercial, the public service announcement "Smoking Fetus". The ACS didn't answer ... and I completely forgot posting about this legendary work!

If you have never seen this before, brace yourself: Fincher's anti-smoking ad is a one-shot, incredibly well made, very moody, with a gloomy and spine-chilling feel to it. Of course you can tell it's some twenty plus years old. But as a Fincherfanatic to the bone I can't help but sensing Fincher written all over this. Feels like a mix of "Alien3" with the mock PSAs of "Fight Club"! -- Perfectly disturbing!

Sorry for posting this so late. It should have been the first to go on. As a special surprise, I will post a curious news article related to this spot in a little bit. For now, it's this way to the video. -- Enjoy:

American Cancer Society - "Smoking Fetus"

4 comments:

  1. sure it's old, but damn...

    i can only imagine what it would be like to see this 24 years ago.

    amazing.

    thanks for posting this fincherfanatic.

    much appreciated. keep it up.

    cheers!

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  2. agreed. this is one hell of an ad! thanks!

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  3. I know what it was like to see this 25 years ago...traumatizing! I still get goosbumps and chills down the spine watching this!

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  4. You can count me as another "victim" of this commercial. I remember seeing it during an after school special back then, and being creeped out big time. I would even occasionally have nightmares about it. It's the seemingly alien womb environment, the throbbing pulse sound, and the music abruptly changing to a minor key that did it for me. Because of this, even still pictures of fetuses on like pro-life billboards would get me shuddering. Even today, I still find it creepy, but fascinating.

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