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May 9, 2014

Welcome to 1969: Mad Men's Award-Winning Set Design

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In every picture of an office from 1930 on, the wires are cut off every lamp, because they look terrible.
I tell the set-design team, "Put the wires on!" Right away, something happens. Why is there all that ugly stuff hanging off the desks? Because that'€™s how it would really be. It'€™s just as important for me to show a character'€™s open desk drawer with a half roll of Life Savers, with the paper rolled back, as it is to find the perfect dining table.
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Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 9, 2014 7:25 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Most folks have no idea how much goes into taking a newly built and painted Photo shoot/commercial/Live stage/movie "set", and aging, junking it up, breaking a few things, or otherwise making it (oddly enough)"invisible"
Unless, of course, it's all about the awesome background, when the "talent" (including writing) can't carry the load.
"Distressing", is it not?

Posted by: CaptDMO at May 9, 2014 7:59 AM

When you see dead butts exposed in sand, call the cops! The rest of the bodies are probably attached, buried below. Unless, of course, you've come across a sand-breathing sunbather.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at May 9, 2014 11:26 AM

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