Baby Don Draper (via twoplus.us - big design for little people)
Jon Hamm explains how he approaches every new season of Mad Men: “I honestly don’t like knowing what’s going to come down the pike, for fear of somehow subconsciously playing the end of the story, or playing information my character shouldn’t have. That said, Matt and I sit at the beginning of every season and we talk about what the season is going to bring and what the arc of the season could be or should be or might be — but this is well before anything is written. And we talk in very, very general terms of themes and feelings and general ideas.”
Apostrophes, however, I love with all my heart. I support the correctly used apostrophe with that kind of fierce emotional investment in an irrelevance that most people reserve for football. (Go the team in the forthcoming thing, mind you.) I know punctuation rules well, derive a lamentably high percentage of my self-esteem from that knowledge and feel, again with my heart not my brain, that I’m a higher form of life than people who have either forgotten those rules or never been taught them.
Tomorrow: We listen back to interviews with actor Jon Hamm and author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.)
Quote from David Mitchell (via furtivelittlefeelings)
I just felt the need to make this.
I suck at photoshop.
But if you listened to Fresh Air today, you’ll know what I’m talkin’ about.
We fully welcome photoshopped-mashups of things mentioned in interviews. (Jon Hamm’s first role in a play was Winnie the Pooh.)
Jon Hamm, on his thoughts about his character Don Draper, on this season of Mad Men: “When you no longer have the perfect life and the perfect family and the perfect job and the perfect approach to every problem, when all of that stuff gets stripped away, who are you at the foundation?” (Photo: AMC)
Jon Hamm’s John Ham (via SNL)
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner on the inspiration for the character Don Draper: “Part of the inspiration for this character [Don Draper] is based on personalities like Marilyn Monroe. It’s hard to identify Don Draper with Marilyn Monroe, but this idea of a false self — of creating a persona that is so different from where you came from … there can be a sense of shame, of ‘You don’t know me. You will never know me. I’m a fraud.’ And that’s the part that I think the audience can engage with.” (Photo:AMC)
One of the people pictured here is our guest tomorrow. Guess who? (It’s not George or policeman-Eric or Herman.)