Basket of News, March 29-April 4, 2014

 Posted by on April 4, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
Apr 042014

Mad Men dropped a psychedelic trailer for Season 7:

[The music is apt…but the intriguing question is whether it is period correct. -K]

Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks share pics from behind the scenes at Mad Men. [Even more than the ones Polly Draper left in the comments last week. -K]

Pics from the Mad Men Season 7 red carpet are great, but contain a potential spoiler regarding Pete Campbell’s hairline. Even more at AMC.

AMC also posted a few sneak peek photos for “The Beginning,” the only potential spoiler being Peggy’s location.

Variety reports on how Matthew Weiner has given many writers and directors their first big breaks during the seven-season run of Mad Men. (via Marly Kurtzer)

Matt also shared his inspirations for memorable moments from Season 6 with AMC.

Indiewire and Jezebel excerpt the paywalled TIME cover story on MM.

Jon Hamm is “intensely proud” of Million Dollar Arm “and not just because I have to be.”

January Jones explained to Jimmy Fallon why you should never break up with her.

Christina Hendricks talks to Net-a-Porter about her preferred fate for Joan.

Debra Birnbaum writes about being a secretary at SC&P.

AMC confirmed the companion series to The Walking Dead.

The season four finale of The Walking Dead set a new finale record, delivering 15.7 million viewers and 10.2 million adults 18-49.

Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple and Andrew Lincoln talked about the final and teased Season 5 with THR and the Daily Beast.  Scott Gimpel also answered fans’ questions at AMC, and did sessions with Deadline and Entertainment Weekly.

Twitter responded to that moment in The Walking Dead season finale.

Breaking Bad won a Peabody Award.

Bryan Cranston talked to CBS about LBJ and contrasts himself with Jon Hamm at NPR.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases like you.


  11 Responses to “Basket of News, March 29-April 4, 2014”

  1. Check out this slide show of childhood pictures of Bryan Cranston.

  2. The song “The Man Who Sold the World” from the Bowie album of the same name was not released until November 1970.

    • Well…since it’s the Bowie version it is close to the late 60’s! Can’t go wrong with Bowie. I dig.
      And wasn’t in the opening episode of Season 2 that featured Peggy, Joan, and Betty getting dressed to non-period music? (Can’t remember the song)

      I’m psyched!

      • The opening scene in S2 was Chubby Checker’s “Let’s twist Again,” but the non-period piece you’re thinking of is (in “Maidenform,” iirc) “The Infanta” by the Decemberists.

        My point was that it’s certainly possibly period correct. Will S7 get as far as 11/70? It could…

        • They’ve jumped well over a year before.

          • Thanks Karl! It’s all a blur now! But then, this was just a preview, right? They may not use that music at all, but who knows? It works well here. I recall Weiner once saying that he imagined the series ending with the moon landing in ’69. We’ll see…

    • I know, but it works for me. One can argue forever if the first year of a decade is really the last year of the previous, culturally. In many ways, the ’60’s didn’t really begin until ’62 or ’63, and didn’t really end until the early ’70’s. While Bowie was ahead of his time, “Man who sold the world” has a perfect groove, the guitar sounding very of it’s time as well as ahead.

  3. AMC has been dropping the S7 promo photos sporadically. The best set I found is here.

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