Ok, on the amc blog it says that Matthew Weiner gets interviewed by RollingStone, but I can’t find the interview anywhere…does anyone know where this might be/do I have to go out and buy the issue in order to see said interview?
Simone, I just bought it. It’s a big look with a small amount of content. (The big look is more important at this point… we’re looking for presence, and we’re getting it.) It’s pretty much everything that amc quoted, with a suggestion that the cuban missile crisis will be a bit of a focal point.
I wonder how the show will handle the Cuban missile crisis. My concern with the Big Historical Moments (not only this, but the Kennedy assassination, civil rights movement stuff, etc., etc.) is that they’ve been depicted to death. Sixties memoirs and historical narratives are everywhere. It seems like the risk of cliche is particularly high.
Aha, thank you ladies, I will browse without buying it one of these days.
Sorry I have not formally introduced myself. I am an about-to-graduate-college-girl who is obsessed with Mad Men, and trying to spread the word with my college buddies. So far, the roommates are hooked.
Thank you both for your awesome blog and I cannot wait for discussions on Season 2.
Simone, welcome. I haven’t polled for our reader’s demos (believe me, I am tempted), but my guess has been that the majority are… not so much college age. LOVE that MM has a strong appeal to you and your peeps!
And thanks! We can’t either!
S. Tar, I think we’re in great shape. Per MW:
If you were having problems in your marriage and 9/11 happened, you still had a problem with your marriage.
As for CMC, it happened in October 1962, which could make an excellent climactic element, a la Nixon v. Kennedy.
I think Tarzan makes an excellent point, but perhaps underestimates the writing talent. I found S1’s handling of events such as the election and the aftermath to be incredibly fresh and enlightening.
There’s a quote from Mr. Weiner somewhere about how he’s not interested in these events as historical references, but in how they were perceived at that time by the people that lived through them.
Using “The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit” as an example, he said he didn’t use it as inspiration on what/how to write, but was more interested in what people were saying about it when it was published. Like the scene where all the ladies were talking about “Lady Chatterly’s Lover,” or when Don & Betty discussed that Joan Crawford movie (was it “The Best of Everything”?).
Don’t remember where I saw the quote, but if anyone remembers where it was from, please post.
Great point about trusting the writers. I keep saying that over and over. There have been SO MANY opportunities for them to screw up, and they haven’t yet, so let’s not assume that because a plot point is ripe for being screwed up, that means they will.