Film, TV + Media

"Overture" from West Side Story for L.L. Bean

Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s iconic “Overture” from West Side Story soundtracks the latest commercial from L.L.Bean.

Entitled ‘The Showdown’ the spot pays tribute to the famous opening scene from the movie, but in place of the Jets and the Sharks, two sides of a football team face up to each other before kicking off a game in the park.  

The new commercial is to promote the brand’s range of flannel shirts, under the strapline: “Grab a friend, grab a flannel, and let the fall games begin.”

L.L.Bean: The Showdown