Mad Men seems to have taken home another trophy, this time at the 12th annual Art Directors Guild Awards.

— Excellence in Production Design for an Episode of a Single Camera Television Series: “Mad Men” — Episode 9 “Shoot”. Dan Bishop, production designer.

No doubt, this is the kind of kudos we expected all along. When I first started watching, what I told people was that at the very least the production, filming, set design/dressing would get props. Not that those elements are least.

I just re-watched Shoot the other day. Stunning.

SO not to beat a dead Weiner horse, but he spoke extensively about the episode. I asked him (I actually never finished my long and wind-y question, because he jumped right in, and Janet Maslin interrupted, and I interjected into her interruption, and herds of antelope and kittens were running wild in the streets) about his themes, like birds and trains, and he picked up the bird talk and ran with it.

First he mentioned that the new testament considered birds to be good symbol. (more…)

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