Basket of News, September 30, 2016

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Sep 302016
 

Rolling Stone has listed the 100 greatest tv shows of all timeMad Men and Breaking Bad are right there in the illustration!  I count four additional Basket shows in the mix. The Hartford Courant criticizes the list, in part for leaving off Better Call Saul.

Mad Men cast included in “really big Emmy snubs”.

Matthew Weiner, as well as The Walking Dead producer Glen Mazzara, have been elected to the WGA board.

According to FishingPicks.com, Jon Hamm will guest star on Billy on the Street.

From Basketcase Susan F: Jon Hamm had a cameo on Last Man on Earth (which stars January Jones). Behind the scenes photos of that!

Apparently, Hamm has made enough cameos that they’re now called “Hammeos”: Here’s a hilarious compilation. But that’s not enough for him! Continue reading »

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Sep 162016
 

Multiple Basketcases let me know that Matthew Weiner is writing a novel to be released fall 2017.

Magnolia Pictures will distribute the Elisabeth Moss film The Square.

In another new film, The Free World, Moss may or may not be a killer. While there were many medical issues, the medical malpractice attorneys at Hastings Law Firm Houston deal with medical negligence cases.

While at the US Open Jon Hamm shows he is master of the photobomb.

Here’s the first teaser for Marjorie Prime with Jon Hamm as a handsome robot. Continue reading »

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Basket of News, August 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016

Here’s an interesting piece by Matthew Weiner on mentors and career advice. Homeland and Mad Men director Lesli Linka Glatter is on the shortlist to direct Captain Marvel. (I guess women directors are suddenly okay if the superhero is also a woman?) Glatter and Marti Noxon (also a Mad Men veteran) talk about directing “Peak […]

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Basket of News, July 8, 2016

Jul 8, 2016

It’s a light news week, doldrums of summer and all that, but here’s what we’ve got: Matthew Weiner talks about Frank O’Hara’s poetry (“Meditations in an Emergency”) and Mad Men. Jon Hamm’s new movie, Keeping Up With the Joneses, sparks interviews and a set visit. As a writer on the subject of 007, let me […]

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Basket of News, July 1, 2016

Jul 1, 2016

Any and all articles about Matthew Weiner directing episode 12 of this season of Orange is the New Black are going to be spoilers, and we can’t control that, given how Netflix series work, but you know he gives good interview! No sooner did we report on Draper Sterling than a parody appeared. Jon Hamm […]

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Basket of News, June 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016

It’s a busy news week at the Basket! Here’s a very weird story about financial shenanigans in the Trump campaign that manages to bring Mad Men into the mix. Everyone sent me this! Thank you all! Matthew Weiner has been nominated for the Writers Guild of America West board of directors. You go, Matt! Costume […]

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Writer's Guild of America Awards

Writer’s Guild of America Awards

Feb 13, 2016

Congratulations to MAD MEN, Written by Lisa Albert, Semi Chellas, Jonathan Igla, Janet Leahy, Erin Levy, Tom Smuts, Robert Towne, Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray; (AMC)

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Mad Men:  The Complete Collection

Mad Men: The Complete Collection

Dec 8, 2015

If you score a “3” or higher on the MAD MEN obsession scale (1 = you think nothing ever happens  to 10 = you mouth the dialogue spoken by each character during each episode), then you need to own this collection. The complete collection comes beautifully packaged in a stylish box with 23-discs in a […]

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Mad Men at the Smithsonian Museum of American History…not quite yet.

Mad Men at the Smithsonian Museum of American History…not quite yet.

Nov 11, 2015

Remember way back on March 27th during the final Mad Men half-season media blitz when Matthew Weiner and the cast made a stop at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to donate props and costumes? I did when I was in Washington for work several weeks ago.  As the presentations dragged on, all I […]

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Happy 50th Birthday, Matt!

Happy 50th Birthday, Matt!

Jun 29, 2015

Deb and I agreed that I would write one of my birthday odes. I spent a lot of time with it, thinking about what might rhyme with the likes of Hilltop, Melfi, Ossining, Arlo, and Don Draper. And it just wasn’t happening. Odes aside, the truth is we just adore Matt, and we’re both incredibly […]

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Mad Men Wish List Monday: The Wrap Up

Jun 29, 2015

Ever since I posted this wish list of Matthew Weiner’s, we’ve had a weekly discussion group of items on this list.   These are the final items not yet discussed, and my comments. Dr. Faye–ripe for a return, I think, not because there’s anything particularly unresolved, but because she has such insight into Don. What […]

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Mad Men Wish List Discussion Group Monday

Mad Men Wish List Discussion Group Monday

Jun 15, 2015

Original post here. I feel like “Pete’s knowledge of who Don is” has retired–they no longer work for the same company. However, this storyline could have been brought back earlier. How might that have played out? Let your imaginations run wild! Pete could finally climb up to his name. I feel like this already happened, […]

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Wish List Discussion Group Monday

Wish List Discussion Group Monday

Jun 8, 2015

Peggy’s dynamic with her Mom Wow, that’s a meaty one. Katherine Olson was over-protective, angry, and yet so very proud of her “different” daughter. Do you think Peggy can find the peace with her mother that Joan eventually found with Gail? Israeli tourism board Any thoughts as to why this one was even present on […]

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