Season OneDVD - 2008
Mad men Season 1
Mad men First season
Mad men 1st season
Mad men (Television program)
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Library_Jill Dec 27, 2017
A really well-made, well-acted drama that offers fascinating look at the glamorous world of advertising in 1960s New York. As I watched, I was fascinated by how much has changed and how much has stayed the same since in the past 60 years. The costumes, props (so many cigarettes!), and acting we... Read More »
Betty Draper/Francis is self-centered, spoiled and promiscuous, and she’s not winning any motherhood awards either.
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Don: Well, technology is a glittering lure. But there is a rare occasion when the public can be engaged on a level beyond flash – if they have a sentimental bond with the product. My first job I was in house at a fur company, with this old pro of a copywriter, a Greek, named Teddy. Teddy told me the most important idea in advertising is “new.” It creates an itch. You simply put your product in there as a kind of calamine lotion. He also talked about a deeper bond with a product: nostalgia. It’s delicate, but potent. Sweetheart. Teddy told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means the pain from an old wound. It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a space ship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, forwards. It takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called a wheel, it’s called a carousel. It lets us travel the way a child travels. Round and a round, and back home again. To a place where we know we are loved.
Roy: Like you? You make the lie. You invent want. You're for them... not us.
Don: Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie. There is no system. The universe is indifferent.
Rachel: It's hard to get caught in a lie.
Don: It wasn't a lie, it was ineptitude with insufficient cover.
Roy: So, what do you do, Don?
Don: I blow up bridges.
Midge: Don's in advertising.
Roy: No way. Madison Avenue? What a gas!
Midge: We all have to serve somebody.
Roy: Perpetuating the lie. How do you sleep at night?
Don: On a bed made of money.
Roger: At some point, we've all parked in the wrong garage.
Roger: Remember, Don...when God closes a door, he opens a dress.
Don: Advertising is based on one thing, happiness. And you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It's freedom from fear. It's a billboard on the side of the road that screams reassurance that whatever you are doing is okay. You are okay.
Betty to psychiatrist: I don’t know why I’m here. I mean, I do, I’m nervous, I guess. Anxious. I don’t sleep that well. And my hands. They’re fine now, it’s like when you have a problem with your car and you go to a mechanic and it’s not doing it anymore. Not that you’re a mechanic. I guess a lot of people must come here worried about the bomb. Is that true? It’s a common nightmare, people say. I read it in a magazine. My mother always told me that it wasn’t polite to talk about yourself. She passed away recently. I guess I already said that.
Don: Let me ask you something, what do women want?
Roger: Who cares?
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