Friday, October 15, 2010

Creative Take on 'Mad Men' Theme, Matt Weiner on Finale

As we draw closer to Sunday night's final episode of Mad Men's exquisite fourth season -- Matthew Weiner & Co. created, by and large, an outstanding set of episodes this year -- I thought you'd find interesting this video of NBC Nightly News anchorman Brian Williams' daughter Allison who combined the Mad Men theme with the lyrics from the Nat King Cole song Nature Boy and got this:

About that Sunday night finale, entitled "Tomorrowland," Weiner has remained pretty tight-lipped about it, though he told a TV Squad blogger in an interview:

". . . [W]hat I really hope for for the finale is that people will see the finale and understand the journey that they went on for the season. They've been looking at it week by week, and they've sort of been on board with it, and I think they've enjoyed learning so much about Don and seeing him pushed to the end, and seeing him either rise to the occasion or, as you're saying, not rise to the occasion. But hopefully they will see at the end what the journey that he's been on."

Earlier in the interview, Weiner said of Don's experiences this season:

"He got to a place this season, certainly in the middle of it, where he was very close to being a different person and sort of accepting who he was and saying, I'm tired of . . . and then the shit hit the fan. Now we're seeing this person is come out. Is it the same person we met at the beginning of the show? I don't know."

I don't know about you, but I'm in complete denial that, after Sunday night, I'll have until next summer for new Mad Men episodes.

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