Tag: 1960s

Style, Structuring Conceits, and the Paratexts of Mad Men

Piers Britton on Mad Men’s visual style, series structure, and Sixties-philiac tendencies, and how the TV series turned its tension between the espousal of emotional truthfulness and a preoccupation with “superficial” visual pleasures into a branding strategy.

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Honoring Hilmes: Strange Report

Through a case study of the British ITV series “Strange Report” (1969-70), Jonathan Bignell exhibits how Michele Hilmes’ example has taught him that when we look closely at the detail of history, there are always more complex and more interesting things to discover.

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