Monday, April 11, 2011

mad men monday!


as word comes out of hollywood that mad men has in fact worked through all the various contract negotiations and whatnot, and that a new season will be under way soon (though the actual premiere of season 5 won't be until this time next year...aaaaahhhh!), sharon and i are doing everything we can to drag out the last few episodes of season 4 (which came out on dvd two weeks ago...)

what an awesome, awesome show!
do what you have to, amc--just get me more mad men!!!
the cast is wonderful, the direction is so clever, and the writing is just off-the-charts exquisite! such sly, wry dialogue, and dedicated attention to the vernacular of the times, as well as story points that step out of 50 year old headlines and remind you when you are!
can you tell i dig it?

can't wait for more mad men...


and here are the
answers to your
"five for friday!"

1. what band of intrepid sleuths traveled around solving mysteries in the "mystery machine"?

mystery inc.--the scooby-doo gang

2. who was the first athlete to appear on a box of wheaties?

lou gehrig

3. in what film did legendary actors robert deniro and al pacino play father and son?

the godfather II

4. the building of what cut the journey from new york to san francisco by 8,000 miles...?

the panama canal

5. small roles
in theater there is an expression, "there are no small parts, only small actors." meaning that a good actor can make the most of even the tiniest role. it can also mean, 'get over yourself...'
here is a list of small parts, roles in films/tv shows with little/minimal screen time and a list of the actors who played them.
pair them up.

1. jack sparrow's father

c. keith richards

2. stoner on the couch in true romance

d. brad pitt

3. the 'wrong' private ryan in saving private ryan

a. nathan fillion

4. the organ player at the wedding in kill bill 2

e. samuel l. jackson

5. jeep driver in band of brothers

b. jimmy fallon

that's it!
smell ya later!


Matt Wieringo said...

I've only seen a few episodes of MAD MEN (I liked what I saw) but the following things struck me as odd.

1. Everyone seems to have so much free time on their hands. If our chief Creative Officer left the building for a tryst in the middle of the afternoon, there would be thirty people screaming "WHERE IS HE!???" within ten minutes.

2. The presentations are so small and thrown together. Everything we put together to show a client is blown out six ways from Sunday and has to look like it took a month even if it was only a couple of all-nighters. Every show about advertising I've ever seen shows the creatives presenting one or two boards on an easel. Give me a break.

3. Granted this was only one episode but Don Draper treated a client with an incredible amount of disrespect and still won the account. I don't care who he is, if he did that today, the client would have walked out and Draper would have been thrown off the roof. In advertising, the client is GOD.

Brian said...

Man, that Big T-Shirt image looks great. Makes me so wish I did not look awful in orange.