Thursday, February 16, 2012

just (about) one month.

we've almost made it: we are now in the month before the month in which mad men returns. 

so i read something interesting about mad men recently that i thought i'd share.  matthew weiner, the show's creator, cited the apartment as one of his major inspirations of the show.  written and directed by billy wilder, starring jack lemon and shirley maclaine, the movie is dark and funny and then dark again.  just like mad men - go figure. 

i didn't see the apartment until my girl crush kristin chenoweth was cast in 2009 as fran kubelik, shirley maclaine's character, in the broadway revival of promises, promises, the musical adaptation of the apartment.  my mom, sister and i literally planned a trip to ny in the spring of 2010 just to see the show while it was in previews, and it was one of the best nights of my life.  for reals.  now we were 4 rows back and we got to meet kristin and sean hayes after the performance, and that's all hard to top. 


but the point is, the idea that mad men is influenced by the apartment really gets me thinking. 

like this thought from mr. weiner: "i saw it and realized that it was the apex of a period that i had already been fascinated with.  i loved the characters, and just writing-wise i always try and emulate that kind of storytelling, where the payoffs are visual and there's a lot of misunderstanding, but they're believable.  and the bad guys have a reason for what they do."

can this show be back on the air already?!

xo. di.

*image 1 via , 2 via my personal collection
 *story via


  1. i saw a commercial for mad men the other day and i got REALLY excited! i cant wait til it's back on! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  2. I just realized today that Mad Men is coming back on air in March! I CANT WAIT! IT's been TOO DAMN LONG!


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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