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Description: Don and Betty Draper live in a picture-perfect world. He is a hard-living advertising executive - a 'mad man' - on the fast track. She's a Bryn Mawr graduate and former fashion model, now a suburban princess and mother of three. If they're living out the American Dream, then why are they so unhappy? Why is their dream come true not enough? This book explores, analyses and celebrates the world of 'Mad Men' as cutting edge TV drama and popular phenomenon, and includes an interview with its Executive Producer Scott Hornbacher and an episode guide Every few years a new television program comes along to capture and express the zeitgeist. 'Mad Men' is now that show. Since premiering in July 2007, it's won many awards and is syndicated across the globe. Its imprint is evident throughout contemporary culture, from TV advertisements and magazine covers to designer fashions and online debate. Its creator Matthew Weiner, a former exec producer on 'The Sopranos', has created again compelling, complex characters, this time in the sophisticated go-go world of Madison Avenue during the 1960s, playing out the anxieties and prejudices of an era long neglected in popular culture. 'Mad Men' is a zeitgeist show of the early twenty-first century, this book demonstrates, partly because its characters are an earlier, confused and conflicted version of us, trying to make the best of a future unfolding at breakneck speed.
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Foreword: From Rod Serling to Roger Sterling|
|Introduction: When Our Parents Became Us|
|Industry and Authorship|
|The Selling of Mad Men: A Production History|
|ï¿½Ç If Itï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s Too Easy, Then Usually Thereï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s Something Wrongï¿½ï¿½ï¿½: An Interview with Mad Menï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s Executive Producer Scott Hornbacher|
|Don Draper Confronts the Maddest Men of the Sixties: Bob Dylan and George Lois|
|Visual and Aural Stylistics and Influences|
|ï¿½Ç Smoke Gets in Your Eyesï¿½ï¿½ï¿½: Historicizing Visual Style in Mad Men|
|Uneasy Listening: Music, Sound, and Criticizing Camelot in Mad Men|
|Suggestive Silence in Season One|
|Narrative Dynamics and Genealogy|
|Learning to Live with Television in Mad Men|
|Space Ships and Time Machines: Mad Men and the Serial Condition|
|The Catastrophe of My Personalityï¿½ï¿½ï¿½: Frank Oï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Hara, Don Draper, and the Poetics of Mad Men|
|Sexual Politics and Gender Roles|
|Women on the Verge of the Second Wave|
|The Best of Everything: The Limits of Being a Working Girl in Mad Men|
|Cultural Memory and the American Dream|
|Men Behaving like Boys: The Culture of Mad Men|
|The Strange Career of Mad Men: Race, Paratexts, and Civil Rights Memory|
|Mad Men: A Roots Tale of the Information Age|
|Creative Team and Cast List|
|Television Series Index|