Meet the Real Mad Men

By Rick R. on September 11, 2009 4:28 PM | | Comments (0)

I'm a big fan of the AMC drama "Mad Men," the show that chronicles the (surprisingly turbulent) lives of hard-drinking Madison Avenue ad execs in the mid-1960s.

For me, one of the best parts of the show is seeing the creative process evolve at the show's fictional agency, Sterling Cooper, as the characters react to the changing American cultural and political landscape of the time.

Now a new documentary by director Doug Pray explores the work that evolved from the "creative revolution" in advertising dramatized in "Mad Men."

"Art & Copy" features rare interviews with ad icons like original Mad Man George Lois, the creative force behind the seminal "I want my MTV" campaign, and examines some of the best advertising of the past 40 years, including Lee Clow's classic "1984" TV spot for the Apple Macintosh and Nike's "Just do it" slogan.

The film is currently being screened in select cities. For more information, see www.artandcopyfilm.org.

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