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|Another Ayn Rand Mention on "Mad Men"|
Posted by Sam Erica on 10/18, 9:12pm
|This is the third time that this series has had a mention of Rand. They follow a pattern of alternate episodes. On this one they had a throw-away-line of the creative director to his underling saying that he was giving him a copy of a book by Ayn Rand. (They always pronounce it correctly.) This was in a context of him improving his self-confidence. Later, when the underling didn't measure up he was told that he should give the book back. |
I'd like to know what's going on with the writers and what's motivating them because these have all been fleeting mentions of Rand with no real integration into the theme.
Anyway, the connotations are pretty much neutral and the name gets publicity.