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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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This episode was included on the 2008 Emmy Awards 'For Your Consideration' DVD. The episode ended up being nominated for "Outstanding Cinematography For A One Hour Series", "Outstanding Costumes For A Series", "Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series", "Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series" and "Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-camera Series". It later won 3 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. See more »

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In the opening, Don asks Sam the waiter to light his cigarette. Don raises his left hand and cups it around Sam's lighter. The camera reverses angle and now Don's left hand is on the table top. See more »

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Midge Daniels: [to Don after sex] You know the rules, I don't make plans and I don't make breakfast.
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References Make Room for Daddy (1953) See more »

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A Beautiful Mine
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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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