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#1 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:13 PM

There's an interesting article on Yahoo: Mad About 'Mad Men's' Women: The Show's Actresses Defy Expectations.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:54 PM

I'd say it's a nice, quick read, but I was hoping for something more insightful. I find it very interesting that these women have been able to dig really deep and come up with some amazing performances. When you look at Elisabeth Moss' work in The West Wing you don't see any of that brilliance, and I would have easily dismissed January Jones as another actress/model type. Where are they getting this great acting from?
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:58 PM

I guess you have find women who have the judgement to ignore their agents, internet groupies, and Ashton Kutcher types.;)

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 04:00 PM

Brilliantly put, old friend.
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 04:31 PM

I find it very interesting that these women have been able to dig really deep and come up with some amazing performances [...]

One other thing they share in common is Matt Weiner's direction.

From the show's Wiki page:

Tim Hunter, the director of a half-dozen episodes from the show's first two seasons, called Mad Men a "very well-run show".

“They have a lot of production meetings during pre-production. The day the script comes in we all meet for a first page turn, and Matt starts telling us how he envisions it. Then there's a quote-unquote "tone" meeting a few days later where Matt tells us how he envisions it. And then there's a final full crew production meeting where Matt...well, you know."
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 04:47 PM

One other thing they share in common is Matt Weiner's direction.

From the show's Wiki page:

Tim Hunter, the director of a half-dozen episodes from the show's first two seasons, called Mad Men a "very well-run show".

“They have a lot of production meetings during pre-production. The day the script comes in we all meet for a first page turn, and Matt starts telling us how he envisions it. Then there's a quote-unquote "tone" meeting a few days later where Matt tells us how he envisions it. And then there's a final full crew production meeting where Matt...well, you know."

Good point. Just about everything on this show reflects his careful planning and direction.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:05 PM

If you haven't seen the November January GQ photos, you can check them out here, along with a video of the photo shoot. Hubbah, Hubbah!

Edited by Steve, 19 October 2009 - 04:46 PM.

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