Re: [Frameworks] avant mad men?

From: carolyn tennant (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 18 2010 - 10:25:07 PDT

Hi Jeff
I'm a fan of that show, and thought that scene was great. Mad Men
executive producer Scott Hornbacher is the son of media artist Sara
Hornbacher. Sara was a graduate student at SUNY Buffalo's Center for
Media Study from 1975-78, studying with filmmaking with Sharits,
Frampton and Conrad--and also video with the Vasulkas. Although I'm
pretty sure he was raised in Minnesota, Scott would have been exposed
to the experimental media world through his mother. So maybe instead
of commissioning something new, the producer raided his family
archive. I'd love to think of that scene as using "Mom's experimental
- Carolyn

On Aug 18, 2010, at 12:28 PM, Jeff Stasco wrote:

> In last Sunday's episode of Mad Men, Peggy goes to an artist party
> where they're screening an avant garde film. "His photographs are
> better than his films," Peggy's friend tells her, but after
> watching it for a few minutes, Peggy says it's got an interesting
> rhythm.
> A few brief clips of the film are shown; to me it looked a bit
> Bruce Conner-influenced, but it wasn't anything I recognized. I was
> wondering if anyone knew anything about it. I like the idea of the
> producers commissioning someone to make a Conner-esque experimental
> film for the episode.
> Jeff
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