Mad Men – 10th Anniversary Tribute


You make the lie. You invent want. You’re for them. I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie. There is no system. The universe… …is indifferent. You born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on top of you to make you forget those facts but I never forget. I’m living like there’s no tomorrow because there isn’t one. Advertising is based on one thing. Happiness. It’s freedom from fear. But what is happiness? It’s a moment before you need more happiness. It must be hard, being a man. What’s it like taking off your suit and returning to the wild? How do you sleep at night? On a bed made of money. Do you have any reason to believe Mr. Draper isn’t who he says he is? What’s your name? Donald Draper. Don, I think maybe that’s your cue. My mind is a jumble. I can’t organize my thoughts. Remember, Don when God closes a door he opens a dress. She’s a great girl. They’re all great girls. At least until they want something. You want it so bad. That man. I know. I say let them have it. I know what men think of you that you’re looking for a husband and you’re fun and not in that order. That poor girl. She doesn’t know that loving you… …is the worst way to get to you. Well, I’m tired of fighting for everything to be better. Nobody cares about anything. It’s your job! I give you money. You give me ideas. You never say “thank you”. That’s what the money is for! Well, that’s very exciting. You’re not a good man. Why did I believe you? You never were. Why did I believe the things you said to me? How could you do that to me? I have been watching my life. It’s right there. I’m scratching at it, trying to get into it. I can’t. Dissatisfaction is a symptom of ambition. It’s the coal that fuels the fire you know that. I have nothing, Don. I could have had you in my life forever if I wanted to. I fought for plenty in my life that’s how I know when it’s over. It’s not a weakness. It’s been a gift to me. I imagined all this screaming and fighting and lawyers. It’s just so beautiful. How we were able to be there together in the truth like you wanted. One day you’ll lose someone who’s important to you. You’ll see It’s very painful. This is some very dirty business. Someday you’ll be glad I made this decision. Well, aren’t you lucky to have decisions. That baby comes out and you… …act proud and excited but you don’t feel anything. You want to love them but you don’t and the fact that you’re faking that feeling makes you wonder if your own father had the same problem Don, listen to me. What did you ever do that was so bad? We’re flawed because we want so much more. We’re ruined because we get these things and wish for what we had. What did you say? I told the truth about myself. What was the truth? I took another man’s name… …and made… …nothing of it. You’re a monster. I don’t love you anymore. I don’t know what I brought out in you but I know there is a good man in there. This is over. It’s over, when I say it’s over. You make me sick! Sally! My father’s never given me anything. I know people say life goes on and it does but noone tells you that’s not a good thing.

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  1. Wow! That was absolutely superb. I have made a study from my love of Mad Men & "The Don" but that absolutely broke me. I loved it.

  2. This was beautiful, incredibly crafted and put together – thank you for making this on the anniversary.

  3. Great job… Lots of time editing and putting this piece together, you are a film artist. I wanted to be an advertising illustrator and worked towards that goal but life had other plans and my artwork took me another direction. This series was such a walk through my formative years. Set decorators did their homework!

  4. great video mate! i liked the first half better then the second half but thats personal. keep on going with these fan vids.
    maybe try a GOT or vikings or BB one next? shows that are on the same level as mad men 🙂

  5. Excellent tribute for an excellent show. One of my all time favorites. It was an adventure watching this series. The song that should of been the theme song For MadMen is sung by Miss Peggy Lee “Is that all their is?” It describes it perfectly. Check it out 😊

  6. Thank you for putting this together for all of us Mad Men fans who are still mourning the end of a phenomenal series. Such thought and consideration went into this video and you captured roller-coaster ride beautifully!

  7. I am puzzled with season 7, episode 8. The waitress that Don recognizes, goes back and has sex in the alley with her. Who is She? can't figure it out. thanks, anyone out there.

  8. Don is right, there is no big lie. If you want to believe that a certain brand of laundry detergent will get your clothes " whiter than white" well, that's your ignorance.

  9. Hey, just wanted to let you know how incredible this tribute is. Such thought and love was put into making this. As a big mad men fan, I come back to this video SO much. Beautiful work. ♥

  10. This is absolutely brilliant!! I’ve already watched it so many times, and will watch it many more.

    A wonderful tribute to one of the best shows in television history.

  11. Awesome montage so many iconic moments. Made me want to rewatch the whole series – one of these days. Best drama series ever

  12. This is amazing! I just finished watching the series for the first time, and this is exactly what I needed. Thank you!

  13. Great video with great use of voice over. Mad men was just about perfect but I will always be disappointed at the way Paul and especially Sal left the show. Sal had arguably the most interesting story to tell and they bottled it. Apart from that though it's the best tv show so far this century.

  14. I recently started rewatching this show. So many memories brought back. The perfect tv show. I’ll miss it, but always cherish it forever. It’s perfect.

  15. This show will stand the test of time. One of the best drama series ever made. What a way to pay tribute to this show! Well done!

  16. It's all in the pauses. The close-ups. The glances. Why do we feel for these characters? It's because this show is not facile. We understand the depth of these characters, as if they were real people we could relate to. One doesn't watch this show ; he experiences it. Redefining drama for good.

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