Basket of News, March 25, 2016

 Posted by on March 25, 2016 at 7:32 am  Media-Web-News
Mar 252016

If you can trust the National Enquirer (big “if”) this is a lovely story about Jon Hamm.

Ann-Margret talks movies, music, men and motorcycles on eve of 75th birthday, including her reaction to Mad Men’s use of Bye Bye Birdie.

Fear the Walking Dead’s Frank Dillane wants a Mad Men cross-over.

John Slattery is part of Veep Season 5.

Here’s an article about Ossining, NY and its Mad Men connection.

From Basketcase Mad Chick, a bit about Robert Morse as Dominick Dunne on American Crime Story.

A beautiful watch worn by Don Draper in the early seasons of Mad Men gets a write-up in Forbes.

Plenty of The Walking Dead news this week, starting with an EW interview with Josh McDermitt (Eugene). McDermitt also speaks with The Hollywood Reporter.

Merritt Wever discusses Denise’s big episode with EW as well. Dwight—he of the stolen crossbow—rounds out the EW exclusives.

Glen Mazarra, The Walking Dead showrunner, talks about women and diversity in the writer’s room in a terrific little video.

Vanity Fair discusses The Walking Dead’s latest gruesome death and a troubling TV trend.

Bryan Cranston stars as LBJ in the new movie All the Way per Basketcase SmilerG.

The Film Experience discusses Masters of Sex’s Lizzy Caplan and other Mean Girls.

Cinematographer Michael Slovis discusses working on Better Call Saul (in an episode I called out for its visual beauty).

Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould talk about the visual, musical, and other influences that shaped Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

Mad Chick has found us several interesting Vinyl links, including this one on 11 ways HBO’s Vinyl and Mad Men are the exact same show, and this one that compares Vinyl’s main characters to Don and Betty.

Also, Ray Romano on working with Scorsese, Rolling Stone and Bobby Canavale, and GQ on Vinyl’s Juno Temple.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah, Polly Draper, and Basketcases like you (in the comments here, or via email).


  2 Responses to “Basket of News, March 25, 2016”

  1. Who would write a story about Ossining without mentioning Sing Sing resident Sally Tomato and his “niece”/frequent visitor Holly Golightly? If you’ve seen the movie, read the Capote novella set in the 1940’s. It’s easy to find online.

  2. “Mr. Tomato is a DEEPLY, sensitive person.
    A dahhhhhling old man.”


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