There’s a colorful new commercial from Lexus advertising the RX. It’s a nod and a remix of the classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. Take a look then scroll down for more info!
The Location. Known as the “Crookedest Street in the World,” part of this commercial is filmed on Lombard Street in San Francisco.
Changing Colors. An editing trick was used to change the colors of Lombard Street, making it a yellow road to fit the theme of the ad. With that in mind, here is a little self-promotion of my best photos that have changed color from the original. Check out the rest in my gallery of photos available for download and purchase. I’ve got the colorful, the wild, and some extraordinary photos for you to enjoy!
The Music. The commercial uses “Follow The Yellow Brick Road” from the original movie soundtrack. The remix was created by Squeak E. Clean Studios and according to Lexus: “The track is based off of the song ‘Follow The Yellow Brick Road’ with a custom remix that was created specifically for the commercial that is not available.”
Darn! I love the remix.
The characters. Representing the characters in the movie… The driver of the Lexus is Dorothy. The passenger is the Tin Man. The boy in the back seat is the scarecrow. The girl in the back seat is the Cowardly Lion. For villains, the motorcycles are the flying monkeys, as shown by the logo on the bikes and helmets.
The Motorcycles. Motorcycles in this ad are Zero brand electric motorcycles.
More Credits. Full credits for this ad can be found here. Motorcycle stunts were performed by Driver, Inc., as shown in this Instagram post.
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-Out of the Wilderness