A Panoply of ‘Breaking Bad’ Stuff

1. Above is the journey of Walter White. WARNING! It contains moments from the first half of season five, if you haven’t seen it yet.

2. In case you didn’t know, he’s always been a bad guy. Sure, his cancer caused him to break bad, but he had it in him long before that.

3. Show creator Vince Gilligan talks to reporters about “the plumbing of it all“.

This is where it all comes to an end. There will be resolution in these final eight. We will know where everybody stands. Gosh, what can I say about it? I’m being very maddeningly vague and general. We are going to swing for the fences in these final eight episodes. It’s terrifying, and yet it’s liberating for me and for the writers to know that these are the final eight hours that we’ll ever have for this series. There’s been talk of a movie and whatnot, but I can tell you that none of that is even remotely on my radar right now. As far as I’m concerned, the end of this story is contained within these final eight episodes. We now have freedom, carte blanche I suppose, to dispense with the timid, pusillanimous storytelling we’ve been doing so far.

Dispensing with the timid storytelling has to be a joke by Gilligan, right? I’m dying for the final eight episodes if everything beforehand has been “timid”.

4. Below is a look at the cinematography of ‘Breaking Bad’:

“All of the great serial dramas over roughly the last decade—The Sopranos, The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, Deadwood, and Mad Men—excel in their different ways at the art of storytelling. However, only Breaking Bad, and Mad Men to a large degree, also deliver a strong cinematic visual scheme to accompany the stellar writing. From its first episode, Breaking Bad has told its story of the transformation of nebbish teacher Walter White into sociopathic monster Heisenberg with imagery as much as with writing and acting. The show’s sophisticated compositions and its ability to convey meaning and thematic resonance through classic framing and symmetry over the course of its five seasons is something that should interest any serious cinephile. On a visual level, Breaking Bad rivals anything you’ll see in the theater.”

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