Sunday, April 18, 2010


In 1988 David Lynch directed four commercials for the Calvin Klein fragrance, Obsession. Each ad has an excerpt from a classic novel written by authors F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence and Gustave Flaubert. Below, the very young Heather Graham and Benicio del Toro share a kiss as written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and imagined by David Lynch. Not yet established as actors, she was 18 and he was 21 years old.

He knew that when he kissed this girl, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips' touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch. 6

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