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Journalists convince Mad Men creator to change song in debut episode



mad_men.jpgThis is not a detail I noticed -- or cared about -- when I interviewed Mad Men creator Matt Weiner last week about the show's return to new episodes Sunday after a 17-month absence.

But apparently several journalists did notice that a scene featured the song "The Look of Love" at a time six months before the tune would actually have been released. Weiner, being a stickler for detail, says he has replaced the song with another tune.

Here's his note on it all, sent to all us TV critics:

Dear Journalist:

As you know, one of the things I love best about Mad Men is the passionate response I get from members of the press. Recently a few of you have mentioned that the song "The Look of Love," used in our season five premiere episode, was not actually released until six months after the episode takes place.

Because of this we have replaced  this song with one more suited to the time period and you, along with our audience, will hear it for the first time during our March 25th broadcast.

Although we take license for artistic purposes with the end-title music, we never want the source music to break from the time period we are trying to recreate.

As someone who has a deep appreciation for details, I want to thank you for bringing this to our attention.  It's a privilege to work on a show that generates an ongoing dialog with you and our amazing fans so please - keep those notes and comments coming!

All the best,

Matthew Weiner

[Last modified: Monday, March 19, 2012 4:09pm]


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