Mar 272015
 

I did it! I have completely updated and restored Season 7 of Mad Men to the site.
This includes:

  • Full recaps for every episode, linked from the main S7 Episode Guide.
  • Quotes from each episode.
  • Cultural references from each episode.
  • Episode music. (Note that I usually don’t include the David Carbonara original pieces here.)
  • And the quote generator in the sidebar is also up-to-date!
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Mad Men at Lincoln Center: Part 2

 Posted by on March 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm  Mad Men, Slideshow  No Responses »
Mar 262015
 

This is Part 2 of our write-up of the amazing Mad Men: The End of an Era panel discussion at Lincoln Center. Part 1 is here.

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The next clip was from Babylon (Episode 1.06); still a favorite of the Lipp Sisters (the episode that birthed the phrase “Basket of Kisses”): The scene where we first learn that Roger and Joan are having an affair, as we see them in a hotel room. Both Christina Hendricks and John Slattery selected this one. Matt often speaks of constructing scripts around budget concerns–this scene was an example of that. Six minutes, two actors, one set–this is very rare on television. Matt referred to it as a “play”.

Matt says the script has Joan constantly trying to escape. Christina spoke at length of the little dance of words between this couple: Joan drops a leading line, hoping Roger will follow, he doesn’t, then she retreats or insults, then he entices but she is the one who doesn’t follow. She described them as leaving “Skittles” for one another (after the others giggled their collective Huh??, she corrected it to Reese’s Pieces; referring to E.T.). There’s no honesty here. Continue reading »

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