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post #2071 of 2325
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Originally Posted by blitzen102 View Post

Good luck with your plans!!

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(I'm assuming your "to" was supposed to be a "no".)

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post #2072 of 2325
Where was Joan in these whole 3 marathon days? weird not even watching her even in the hallways... I guess she didn't work

That thieving woman was bit smart, managed the kids well, I thought for a bit she was going to hurt them but only decided to rob some stuff and go..

Megan was full of it, why go to some play to hopefully get a play herself? instead she leaves the kids behind.. not good on Don's eyes (and makes Betty very happy/angry)
post #2073 of 2325
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Originally Posted by blitzen102 View Post

I didn't feel like I was on a drug trip at all --- I felt I was watching people on one.

Didn't you feel that the editing and the showing of the passage of time in the office was deliberately disorienting and confusing? Popping between random weird moments like Kenny's dance, without the usual logical and deliberate pacing? That's what I am referring to.
post #2074 of 2325
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

Didn't you feel that the editing and the showing of the passage of time in the office was deliberately disorienting and confusing? Popping between random weird moments like Kenny's dance, without the usual logical and deliberate pacing? That's what I am referring to.

Well, all that was going on was people tripping and other people commenting on or watching the other people trip. No real valuable work was getting done. I think that is what was being shown to us.

It was a string of weird moments.

For me it was fun being the observer. I never thought I was tripping myself.
post #2075 of 2325
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Originally Posted by blitzen102 View Post

Good luck with your plans!!

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(I'm assuming your "to" was supposed to be a "no".)
Oops, good catch. You are indeed correct.
post #2076 of 2325
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

Didn't you feel that the editing and the showing of the passage of time in the office was deliberately disorienting and confusing? Popping between random weird moments like Kenny's dance, without the usual logical and deliberate pacing? That's what I am referring to.

Yes, this is why it worked. Perception is based largely based on rhythm, logic and resolution.

Some things in live just don't make any sense or are easily understood- its artistically brilliant to be able to capture that.
post #2077 of 2325
Man Men Season 6 Mini-Marathon Sunday 1:30pm up until 10:00pm new ep..
post #2078 of 2325
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Yes, this is why it worked. Perception is based largely based on rhythm, logic and resolution.

I get what they were trying to do artistically. I just think I've seen that attempted before, and I never like that effect. This was done better than most attempts I've seen, but it's still a cliche' and I'm still irritated by it. Maybe because, in that situation, I'd be saying 'F you all, I'm going home till you all sober up, call me when you are done tripping and are ready to work". Which is pretty much where I was at with the show. Ready to turn it off until next week.
post #2079 of 2325
I loved every minute of it. Watching Don circling the drain and then being brought up short when the cops greeted him when he returned to his apartment was a hoot.. I also loved the company-wide high created at the office by the '60s version of the Feel Good Doctor. At first I was afraid Don was going to do his usual thing and have sex with the daughter of Chaough's dead partner but Don uncharacteristically did the right thing and rebuffed the little girl. Also thought the intercuts between the drug addled Don in the office and his recollections of his life as a kid in the whore house were effective. I liked the kindness little Aimee showed him and nearly cheered when Aimee got even with Don's abusive stepmother by telling her "You owe me 5 bucks for having taken the kid's cherry." Great stuff!
post #2080 of 2325
Great episode
post #2081 of 2325
Loved it. And identified with it. smile.gif

If Sylvia gave into to Don I was going to pull them both from the screen, tie them to chairs, and force them to eat plain Brussels sprouts. When Don put his head to Sylvia’s door and held it there, it brought out a lot of emotion in me toward Don. I thought that was a great scene and great writing, because when you can elicit that type of emotion from someone, you’ve done your job.

Nice to see January Jones shed the fat suit and return to being a blonde.
Edited by Aliens - 5/21/13 at 11:53am
post #2082 of 2325
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Where was Joan in these whole 3 marathon days? weird not even watching her even in the hallways... I guess she didn't work)

You'll have to settle for the Johnny Walker Black Label commercial. biggrin.gif
post #2083 of 2325
Tonight's guest director: David Lynch. smile.gif
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Tonight's guest director: David Lynch. smile.gif

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post #2085 of 2325
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Originally Posted by McDonoughDawg View Post

Great episode

Uh, right. It was so good I fast forwarded thru much of it.
post #2086 of 2325
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Originally Posted by Karl Beem View Post

Uh, right. It was so good I fast forwarded thru much of it.

Excellent, in-depth analysis of what the episode was about. I look forward to your next critique of an episode that you didn't watch. wink.gifbiggrin.gif
post #2087 of 2325
Terrific episode, as many have said and described. The writing on this show continues to amaze me.

There was way too much logic in the show to make a viewer think THEY were the one tripping.

I am thrilled that we are seeing more of Peggy. Other than Don she is the most enjoyable character on the show.

The show is traveling through one of the most interesting periods in our social history. That is great for us.
post #2088 of 2325
Thread Starter 

Starting from the show's beginning I hoped the falling guy in the intro was not Don. Now I am thinking the opposite.

post #2089 of 2325
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Originally Posted by Garrett Adams View Post

Starting from the show's beginning I hoped the falling guy in the intro was not Don. Now I am thinking the opposite.

I thought it was Don from the first episode since he is the lead male character. It was cemented for me about the 4th or 5th episode when it became clear to me the opening sequence a reference to Don's life constantly slowly disintegrating even thoough he has fame, beauty and wealth all around him.
post #2090 of 2325
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Originally Posted by blitzen102 View Post

I thought it was Don from the first episode since he is the lead male character.

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I’ve made note of it before that I think Don will end up alone. I could easily see the series ending with Don in that pose, as the camera slowly pulls away and fades to black.
post #2091 of 2325
My guess is Don ends up WORSE than dying in a jump (or push) off a building -- in jail for life, for example -- so horribly damaged that absolutley no ones care about him anymore. His life is completely destroyed. The falling man is symbol -- not a precursor to an actual event that will happen.
post #2092 of 2325
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Originally Posted by blitzen102 View Post

My guess is Don ends up WORSE than dying in a jump (or push) off a building -- in jail for life, for example -- so horribly damaged that absolutley no ones care about him anymore. His life is completely destroyed. The falling man is symbol -- not a precursor to an actual event that will happen.
What could be WORSE? He could be a figment of the mind inside of ...wait for it...

Homer Simpson. biggrin.gif

DOH!
post #2093 of 2325
While I've always believed the falling man stood for Don, I never took it as a literal representation of anything. Don is a cultural archetype, or perhaps a collection of them; the besuited man in freefall is likewise a symbol of directionlessness, of confusion, of self-destructiveness, of bad choices leading to unforeseen consequences.

Don's fate, in the end, will reflect the artistic choice between hope and despair. What does Weiner want to say about the legacy left behind by Don and his generation?
post #2094 of 2325
Jon Hamm confirmed on Inside the Actors Studio that the Falling Man is, indeed, Don.

The song is called "A Beautiful Mine".

Don is both a product and a victim of the environment he's created for himself. Every day, he literally drowns in his personal reality - with both his lies (including his very life and the pereption he creates in his ads) and his habits.

The spaces between tall buildings are often referred to as canyons - and he constantly walks the edge of them daily. One day, he's going to fall in. He knows it, too - and he almost wants to at times. For him, it might eventually be a relief.
post #2095 of 2325
Don and a fine looking Betty slip back into familiar territory...wink.gif

That reunion and Megan's co-star pass...steamy stuff.

Pete's life is really bad at this point.....

Peggy just can't win...

I wonder if Betty really does understand Don's intimacy issues.

Bob, Joan and Roger....eek.gif
post #2096 of 2325
Didn't Bob get fired? He was on the list that was read in one of the meetings.

Regarding Don and Betty, I think what she was saying was that loving him was not the way to draw him in. He is turned off by people who actually really like him. This is the first episode in years in which I enjoyed Betty. She was actually enjoyable, both with her son and Don.
post #2097 of 2325
Of course he didn't got fired, Joan was there and told them to fire somebody else.. (he took her to the clinic when she had cramps due to an ovarian cyst just before that)

JJ looking stunning, plastic surgery? I'm glad she decided to go blonde again and not a trace of fat anywhere, then mocks in the show how she looks after having 3 children.

Are they gonna go "Betty gets pregnant again and it maybe Don's?"

Peggy and Pete can't find the light of day, maybe they should couple them together, although Pete is more interested in Joan..
post #2098 of 2325
So much for Betty hitting the wall... She looks great. What is with Don putting Regular in a Caddy... Can't do it.. Caddy's always used Hi-Test...
post #2099 of 2325
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

Of course he didn't got fired, Joan was there and told them to fire somebody else.. (he took her to the clinic when she had cramps due to an ovarian cyst just before that)

I remember that scene. When they had the meeting to determine who gets fired and who doesn't his name came up. She gave a reason for him not to get fired by she was overruled and basically said ok. Clearly something happened after that off camera.
post #2100 of 2325
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

I remember that scene. When they had the meeting to determine who gets fired and who doesn't his name came up. She gave a reason for him not to get fired by she was overruled and basically said ok. Clearly something happened after that off camera.

No she spoke up and then they fired someone from the other company.
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