Ya know, I can't even remember the last time I heard a cell phone go off in the theater. Then again, I've seen more press screenings than regular screenings in the past year, but normally I find the "crying baby" to be more of an issue. But the phone companies love to make these cutesy "Silence Your Cell Phones" commercials to play prior to a movie, and here's a new one from director Martin Scorsese. This one is pretty funny, and I love the way Scorsese runs into the bedroom and starts barking orders ("You call him Frank -- that's how detached you are"). I imagine this commercial will begin circulating in front of films due out this weekend.
Of course, it's not the greatest commercial Scorsese ever directed. That would have to go to A Key to Reserva; the Hitchcock-inspired wine commercial Marty directed last year. If you haven't seen that one yet, we've included it after the jump. Friggin' priceless -- one of the best commercials I've ever seen. Ah, Marty -- what would we ever do with you and your neurotic, fast-paced New York accent?
[Thanks Jim for the tip]
Martin Scorsese does Hitchcock ...