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Parallel editing, double time: Mad Men's time machine


Bronfen, Elisabeth (2018). Parallel editing, double time: Mad Men's time machine. Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung, 9(1):33-48.

Abstract

This article looks at the way Matthew Weiner deploys double vision in his historical re-imagination of the 1960s in Mad Men. At issue is both the way the past haunts the present on the diegetic level in the form of flashback sequences, as well as the way Weiner performs simultaneity by virtue of parallel editing, especially in the closing sequences of individual episodes. At issue also is the way stock footage of key historical events such as the moon landing is deployed so as to offer a further juxtaposition of present and past.

Abstract

This article looks at the way Matthew Weiner deploys double vision in his historical re-imagination of the 1960s in Mad Men. At issue is both the way the past haunts the present on the diegetic level in the form of flashback sequences, as well as the way Weiner performs simultaneity by virtue of parallel editing, especially in the closing sequences of individual episodes. At issue also is the way stock footage of key historical events such as the moon landing is deployed so as to offer a further juxtaposition of present and past.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:820 English & Old English literatures
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:28 Jan 2019 14:27
Last Modified:28 Jan 2019 14:27
Publisher:Felix Meiner Verlag GmbH
ISSN:1869-1366
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:https://meiner.de/parallel-editing-double-time-mad-men-s-time-machine.html (Publisher)

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