CGI technology has brought the late Audrey Hepburn back to the screen, as she stars in a TV advertisement for the chocolate company, Galaxy. Hepburn’s sons, Sean Ferrer and Luca Dotti, said regarding the project: “Our mother often spoke about her love of chocolate and how it lifted her spirit, so we’re sure she would have been proud of her role as the face of Galaxy.” (watch the commercial here)
i can’t believe we’ve reached the point in technology where we can just
I don’t know how I feel about this.
the reaction on tumblr to this commercial is really, really disheartening. :(
I’m really impressed, and this was a long time coming, but I didn’t think folks would be so nonplussed about it.
I think this is pretty neat! There’s a kind of definite eeriness to this commercial though. It’s uncanny, but in that almost foreboding, slightly unsettling “this can’t be real, it must be a dream or something” manner. It’s actually pretty appealing to me, rather than repulsive.
You can definitely tell she’s cg’d, her movements still feel mapped—but I dare say it’s very nearly over the cusp of the ‘uncanny valley’—just by barely even a hair.