Mad Men takes the left coast by storm and L.A. finally gets her close-up
Screaming Back at the Screen has been a HUGE fan of Mad Men since its impressive debut in 2007. And the reasons are many: great writing, great acting, stunning attention to detail in regards to the period costumes, sets and props, historical accuracy of the storylines, and of course, Jon Hamm is very hot and never ever bad to look at.
Time for a quick cinema pop quiz. What do you get when you cross all of these: a tale of young women trying to break into show business; lots of references to ‘60s and ‘70s culture including pot smoking, free sex and scantily-clad women showing lots of boobs; a noted director of X-rated movies, and a script authored by a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, five years before the Pulitzer showed up on his doorstep? The answer to this riddle is the trainwreck called “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.” Continue reading →