Series 3 of the truely fabulous Mad Men is set to start next Wednesday on BBC 4 and we feel more than ready to re-enter the world of 1960's advertising to drool over Don Draper and Joan Holloway. If you are not already a fan (have you been on a desert island?), we sugest you go out and buy the box sets of Series 1 and 2 right now and watch them back to back.
Apart from the great characters and compelling story lines, one of the things we love about Mad Men is the way it manages to visually capture the aesthetic of the time. The costumes, the interiors and the colours are beautifully shot, with an almost obsessive attention to detail. Production designer Dan Bishop has worked on all three series of Mad Men and has recently worked with first time film director (and ex Gucci creative director) Tom Ford, on his debut film, A Single Man.
Starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Nicholas Hoult, the film tells the story of the day in the life of a middle aged college professor George (Colin Firth) and how after the death of his long time lover, he plans to end his life. Despite the potentially bleak subject matter, critics have praised the film for its humour and warmth and of course it is visually stunning.
A Single Man is out on the 12th of February.