Mad Men at the Movies: À la Recherche d'un Film Perdu

by Lisca Bianca
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For over four years now I’ve been trying to trace these film images to their original source. They were inserted in an episode of Mad Men (S2E3 “The Benefactor”), seemingly at random and with no further explanation whatsoever. The main character, Don Draper, is at the cinema (avoiding work at that) watching a b&w photomontage which is accompanied by a (female) voice-over narrating a poem in French. The scene only takes a couple of seconds and subsequently sinks into oblivion. I’ve been intrigued by it ever since, simply because it is something that I would love to see in its entirety....

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