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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 

New York City, 1960s. In the ego-driven Golden Age of advertising, everyone is selling something and nothing is what it seems.

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In 1960 New York City - the high-powered and glamorous "Golden Age" of advertising - Don Draper, the biggest ad man in the business, struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. Written by Official Site

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19 July 2007 (USA)  »

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Trivia

From the outset, director Alan Taylor wanted to shoot Jon Hamm frequently from the rear so we mainly see the back of his head. Taylor felt that he was so handsome and masculine that we didn't need to see his face too much to get the impression of the man. AMC obviously agreed with this move as it became the iconic image in the opening credits and the marketing for the series. See more »

Goofs

IBM Selectric typewriters were introduced July 31, 1962. The Kennedy Nixon election was November. 1960. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: [to Don] You were expecting me to be a man. My father was, too.
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References The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) See more »

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On the Street Where You Live
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Words by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Sung by Vic Damone
heard during closing credits
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That weird, orchestral music toward the end
22 October 2013 | by (Westminster, CA, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I have watched this series from start (this episode) till the end of season 5. I'm waiting with bated breath to watch season 6. But starting the series again for like the third time, and just having seen this first episode again, I'm going to claim said episode as my favorite, at least so far. Being the episode that introduced SO many important characters to the show, this just crackled. Loved everyone, even Peter Campbell. But, right around 45 minites in, with the episode timing in at 47 minites +, there's this orchestral music that starts to play, that is not only beautiful, but seems to go on and on in violin, "swirls" if you will. Those sounds totally got me, if the episode I just witnessed wasn't enough already. So far, my favorite episode!


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