Stanley Kubrick’s One Point Perspective.
The canceled teen-detective drama, which returns as a Kickstarter-funded movie Friday, asked tough questions about money and power that are still relevant today.
becauseforoncethisisme asked: How do you see people as how they are (the godkillers, the vicious dirty fighters) and still love them as you do?
HOW TO HAVE FAITH IN HUMANITY DESPITE ITS MANY SINS: A Non-Cohesive and Highly Subjective Answer in Five Parts
 The shortest answer is free will.
This answer is cheating, because it is the answer that says you don’t get the virtues, the art and nobility and courage and kindness, unless you also give people the option to be immoral, destructive, ignoble, cowardly, and cruel. It’s not multiple choice if there’s only one bubble on the scantron. And like boxes and apples and fire before it, people will choose those things, again and again, just because they’re easier, because they can. But a goodness that is compelled is not goodness.
 The second answer is that humans are mostly made up of broken bones and scar tissue and hurting. We are not born in a vacuum and the world is not always a kind place. Many people do to others what has been done to them. This is not an excuse, merely an explanation.
 You are not obligated to love everyone. You are definitely not obligated to like everyone. But if you’re not open to being surprised and delighted by people’s existence, their extraordinary mundane complexity, you’ll miss everyone too.
 Whoever said that one bad apple spoils the barrel really didn’t understand apples. This also applies to people.
 The last answer is also cheating. It says that if you try to determine whether humanity is worth saving by taking all the monsters the human race has produced—all the tyrants and serial killers and warlords and oppressors—and put them on one side of a great scale, filling the other side with all the saints, revolutionaries, and moral teachers, all those who serve the poor or help the needy, all the humble, honest people you can find, enough maybe, to save sodom…
…you have seriously missed the point of the whole endeavor.
I read the article so you don’t have to.
Basically, as the last season ushers in the dawn of the 70s, people are worried that the streamlined, power director aesthetic will degenerate into - cringe - polyester.
Keep your eyes peeled to see how the characters engage (or don’t) with the changing fashion, because it ~~~~means something~~~
"The visual world of ‘Mad Men,’ as Don knew it and as viewers first fell in love with it, is disappearing. Which makes sense, given that the order of the world as Don knows it is disappearing, too.”
Dramatic. But personally, I’m just waiting for Peggy to come out on top.