Thursday, 15 September 2011

Round and Round

Mad Men - The Carousel from Josip Kostic on Vimeo.

You may be wondering why I decided to call my blog The Carousel- i'm not that big a fan of the fairground ride, it was actually inspired by this scene in Mad Men, from the last episode of season 1.

I've recently become a big fan of the show- as well as being visually beautiful, all the characters are so multi faceted, and underneath the glamour of the constant whiskey on the rocks, smoking in the office and fabulous 1960s clothes, a lot of the plot lines are quite dark. I love Betty Draper (played by January Jones who is so stunning) who is the tragic, troubled housewife, and Joan (actor Christina Hendricks = drop dead goregeous) who knows how to use her sexual power as a woman in 1960s America. Set against a time where consumerist culture is rising and some of the best artists (i.e. Rothko) are breaking through, the show really has everything I love about history, art and fashion.

This scene shows Don Draper at his advertising best, making a pitch to Kodak. It's all about nostalgia...

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