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Turned Back Mad Men as Intermedial Melodrama

Rooney, Monique


In the opening, animated sequence of AMC's 'Mad Men', a silhouetted figure - a businessman - appears with his back turned towards us. In business suit, briefcase in hand, this figure is shown entering an office that, almost immediately, begins to melt. As wall pictures, a desk, chairs and office fan dissolve, the black-suited figure is now reeling through the air, having jumped or fallen from the office skyscraper. As his body drops and turns during the fall, it passes giant billboards of 1960s...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Cultural Studies Review
Access Rights: Open Access


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