Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner on the symbolism of Don Draper reading Dante’s Inferno at the beginning of Season Six, which takes place in 1968:
This man is in his worst state — the way 1968 is — because it is overrunning his life and it’s page 1 in the story: He’s going into hell. This is the descent. Maybe he’ll come out on the other side, or maybe he’ll just take up residence there.”
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Okay, this? This right here? It’s fucking amazing. All Fresh Air interviews are great to listen in on, but I absolutely love this one and will keep it bookmarked for days, weeks, and possibly months to come. Oh, to be inside Matthew Weiner’s mind - this may be the closest any of us get to it.