Mark und Karen Breakstone haben eine wunderbare Tochter. Ihr ganzes Dasein dreht sich nur um sie: Heather. Bobby Klasky ist in seinem miserablen Leben niemals Glück oder Liebe begegnet. Doch jetzt weiß Bobby, was er will: Heather. «Dieser kleine Roman ist eine Sensation! Dabei ist es das klassische Rezept des Noir: der kurze Schritt über die Klippe und der Sturz in eine Hölle der Gleichgültigkeit. Eine teuflische Geschichte, die man in einem einzigen Atemzug lesen muss.» JAMES ELLROY «Eine Tour de Force an kontrolliertem Stil und messerscharfer Psychologie. Der Anatomenblick und die stupende Kombination aus Mitgefühl und Gnadenlosigkeit erinnern mich an Flaubert und Richard Yates, die extreme Schlusspointe an Muriel Spark in ihren dunkelsten Momenten. Ich konnte das Buch nicht aus der Hand legen.» MICHAEL CHABON
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 2,0, Hochschule fur Fernsehen und Film Munchen (Abteilung 1: Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Fernsehwissenschaft: Autoren des Fernsehens, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: "Wen kummert's, wer spricht?" Michel Foucault Wer im Foucault'schen Sinne spricht und ob das jemanden kummert, soll in dieser Arbeit am Beispiel von Autor Matthew Weiner und dessen Handschrift in der Serie Mad Men, die erstmals im Sommer 2007 im amerikanischen Sender AMC als erste eigenproduzierte Serie, sogenannte "AMC Originals," ausgestrahlt wurde, gezeigt werden. Diese Studienarbeit beschaftigt sich mit der US-Amerikanischen TV-Serie Mad Men (2007-2010, Staffel 4 angekundigt). Die Handschrift des Serienschopfers Matthew Weiner wird mit Hilfe der These von Bazin zur "politique des auteurs" untersucht und anschliessend mit Barthes These vom "Tod des Autors" diskutiert. Es werden genau diese beiden Vertreter der Autorentheorie zu Wort kommen, da durch Bazins These - sowie die seiner massgebenden Kollegen Truffaut, Godard, Chabrol und Rohmer - erstmals der Autor als Individuum, neben anderen Kunstformen auch im filmischen Kunstwerk, in den Mittelpunkt des Interesses geruckt ist. Barthes widmet sich mit seinem Aufsatz dem "Tod des Autors" und der damit verbundenen Geburt des Lesers. Dies soll im letzten Kapitel Gegenstand der Diskussion sei
Author: Matthew Weiner
Release Date: 2016-04-20
Genre: Performing Arts
Madison Avenue magic: The twists, turns, and talents that make Mad Men With its brilliant writing, spot-on acting, faultless art direction, impeccable costume design, Mad Men is a landmark for cable television. Never before has a period series offered such compelling plotlines alongside such painstaking attention to detail and accuracy. As the show's personal and professional machinations evolve, so too are the minutiae and the milestones of history in motion, from the shifting height of hemlines to the struggles of the civil rights movement. This book is TASCHEN's tribute to Mad Men's television art. It chronicles all seven seasons of the series with on-set photographs, many published here for the first time, alongside extensive and candid interviews with the show's creator, Matt Weiner, and Mad Men's superstar ensemble of actors, set designers, costume designers, producers, directors, writers, including Jon Hamm (Don), Elisabeth Moss (Peggy), Christina Hendricks (Joan), January Jones (Betty), Jessica Paré (Megan), Vincent Kartheiser (Pete), Kiernan Shipka (Sally), Robert Morse (Cooper), John Slattery (Roger), Scott Hornbacher (producer), Janie Bryant (costume designer), and Lisa Albert (writer). From the plot twists that took our breath away, to the unforgettable outfits; from the shapes and textures of '60s decor to to the very real intricacies of relationships, discover the ideas, inspirations, and talents that brought human lives and human history together on the small screen.
The Untold History of Television provides a captivating glimpse behind the scenes of the groundbreaking series that have both defined and changed the pop culture landscape. Beloved by fans and critics alike, Mad Men, Matthew Weiner’s intense, clever series about the world of 1960s advertising, followed an intriguing path from script to screen. Flat-out rejected by HBO, the show found a home at AMC and has gone on to great success, gaining countless fans and sweeping numerous awards shows in its wake. More than just a nostalgic romp through an idealized past, the series explores recent American history through the lens of Madison Avenue ‘mad men’ like Don Draper and Roger Sterling with unparalleled intelligence and exciting storytelling. The ebook contains information about the inception and development of the series, thought-provoking episode analysis, and on-the-set stories about the cast and crew.
Reveling in the consumerist decadence of AMC’s infamous advertising house Sterling Cooper, this complementary volume to the groundbreaking series Mad Men provides behind-the-scenes revelations, episode guides, cast biographies, and rich sidebar content, including “How to Party Like the Mad Men.” Delving beneath the glitz and glamour to highlight the workings of a sophisticated modern classic, this definitive fan guide also offers fascinating sociological context and cultural analysis. The details of historical ad campaigns that are woven into the show’s storylines are provided—such as Volkswagen Beetle’s landmark “Think Small” campaign, the Nixon/Kennedy presidential push, and the creation of Lucky Strike’s “It’s toasted” slogan. This is the ultimate guide to a series that has been praised by the New York Times, Time magazine, and USA Today.
Mad Men, Women, and Children: Essays on Gender and Generation, edited by Heather Marcovitch and Nancy Batty, offers multiple perspectives on the representation of women and children in the popular AMC series, Mad Men. These essays explore the rich historical and social context portrayed in the series and connect the concerns and tumult of the sixties to the contemporary moment.
Author: Matt Zoller Seitz
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Performing Arts
Mad Men Carousel is an episode-by-episode guide to all seven seasons of AMC's Mad Men. This book collects TV and movie critic Matt Zoller Seitz’s celebrated Mad Men recaps—as featured on New York magazine's Vulture blog—for the first time, including never-before-published essays on the show’s first three seasons. Seitz’s writing digs deep into the show’s themes, performances, and filmmaking, examining complex and sometimes confounding aspects of the series. The complete series—all seven seasons and ninety-two episodes—is covered. Each episode review also includes brief explanations of locations, events, consumer products, and scientific advancements that are important to the characters, such as P.J. Clarke’s restaurant and the old Penn Station; the inventions of the birth control pill, the Xerox machine, and the Apollo Lunar Module; the release of the Beatles’ Revolver and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds; and all the wars, protests, assassinations, and murders that cast a bloody pall over a chaotic decade. Mad Men Carousel is named after an iconic moment from the show’s first-season finale, “The Wheel,â€? wherein Don delivers an unforgettable pitch for a new slide projector that’s centered on the idea of nostalgia: “the pain from an old wound.â€? This book will soothe the most ardent Mad Men fan’s nostalgia for the show. New viewers, who will want to binge-watch their way through one of the most popular TV shows in recent memory, will discover a spoiler-friendly companion to one of the most multilayered and mercurial TV shows of all time. It's the perfect gift for Mad Men fans and obsessives. Also available from Matt Zoller Seitz: The Oliver Stone Experience, The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Wes Anderson Collection.
Author: Jan-Christopher Horak
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release Date: 2014-10-09
Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place. Our meals -- from what we eat, to how we prepare it, to how we consume it -- illuminate our culture and history. As a result, cookbooks present a unique opportunity to analyze changing foodways and can yield surprising discoveries about society's tastes and priorities. In Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage, John van Willigen explores the state's history through its changing food culture, beginning with Lettice Bryan's The Kentucky Housewife (originally published in 1839). Considered one of the earliest regional cookbooks, The Kentucky Housewife includes pre--Civil War recipes intended for use by a household staff instead of an individual cook, along with instructions for serving the family. Van Willigen also shares the story of the original Aunt Jemima -- the advertising persona of Nancy Green, born in Montgomery County, Kentucky -- who was one of many African American voices in Kentucky culinary history. Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage is a journey through the history of the commonwealth, showcasing the shifting priorities and innovations of the times. Analyzing the historical importance of a wide range of publications, from the nonprofit and charity cookbooks that flourished at the end of the twentieth century to the contemporary cookbook that emphasizes local ingredients, van Willigen provides a valuable perspective on the state's social history.
Author: Jilly Boyce Kay
Release Date: 2016-12-21
In recent years digital technology has made available an inconceivably vast archive of old media. Images of the past--accessed with the touch of a finger--are now intertwined with those of the present, raising questions about how visual culture affects our relationship with history and memory. This collection of new essays contributes to a growing debate about how the past and its media are appropriated in the modern world. Focusing on a range of visual cultures, the essays explore the intersection of film, television, online and print media and visual art--platforms whose boundaries are increasingly hard to define--and the various ways we engage the past in an environment saturated with the imagery of previous eras. Topics include period screen fiction, nonfiction media histories and memories, cinematic nostalgia and recycling, and the media as both purveyors and carriers of memory.
Author: Sara MacDonald
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release Date: 2016-08-22
Genre: Political Science
Mad Men captivated audiences with the story of Don Draper, an advertising executive whose personal and professional successes and failures took viewers on a roller coaster ride through America’s tumultuous 1960s. More than just a television show about one of advertising’s “bad boys,” the series investigates the principles of the American regime, exploring whether or not the American Dream is a sustainable vision of human flourishing and happiness. This collection of essays investigates the show’s engagement with the philosophic and political foundations of American democracy.