Breaking Bad 404-Pages, Major Tom and other Things from Los Pollos Hermanos
Wie jeder vernünftige Mensch auf der Welt bin ich heute auf einem totalen und vollständigen Breaking Bad-Trip, deshalb hier ein paar BB-Items, die mir mein Feedreader grade in den Browser gekocht hat.
Hier erstmal der komplette Clip von Gale Boettichers („He holds an MS degree in organic chemistry, with a specialty in X-ray crystallography. He describes himself as a ‘libertarian’ and a ‘nerd’.“, Breaking Bad Wiki) Interpretation von Peter Schillings „Major Tom“. Und ich finde es beinahe unfassbar, dass sowas fantastisches wie Breaking Bad überhaupt existiert. Im Fernsehen. Als Serie. Saul Goodman war übrigens Gag-Schreiber für Tenacious D. Unfassbar.
Wireds Zusammenfassung des Breaking Bad Panels auf der ComicCon mit ein paar Details zu den kommenden Folgen: „Paul described the final season as “just eerie — it’s creepy.” He likened the upcoming shows to “Crawl Space,” a Season 4 episode in which Walter nearly suffers a mental breakdown while trying to recover his hidden cash. Gilligan also promised humor in Season 5 — and dangled the possibility that the illness that drove Walter to become a drug baron might return to the fore.“
Save Walter White, Father, Husband & Teacher, stilecht in ComicSans: „My dad is amazing. It’s funny, but I didn’t know that until I found out he was going to die.“
10 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ‘BREAKING BAD’: „Bob Odenkirk, the man who plays sketchy lawyer Saul Goodman on the show, is also a successful writer, producer, and director. An comedy veteran, his resume includes gigs on […] the “Tenacious D” series.“ Und: „The crew was shooting a scene featuring Wendy the prostitute (Julia Minesci) when they were interrupted by a person who mistook the actress for a real hooker and tried to pick her up.“ (!)
GQ: How do they roll the scripts out to you guys? On first read is it always: “Holy shit. Look at this”?
Aaron Paul: Oh yeah. We’re only given one script at a time, so I’m always just dying to read the next episode. But now that we can see the finish line, it’s bittersweet. I’m happy they’re not going to stretch out the storyline, but it’s also very sad that, you know, I’ll never play Jesse Pinkman again.
Breaking Bad as a Sitcom, inklusive Laugh-Track:
Supersuperinteressantes Must-Read beim New Yorker: The Uncannily Accurate Depiction of the Meth Trade in “Breaking Bad”
I spent the past six months interviewing drug traffickers and D.E.A. agents for an article about the business side of a Mexican drug cartel, and, having been an ardent fan of “Breaking Bad,” I was startled by how much the show gets right. On one level, the show is a parable about the impossibility of running a mom-and-pop business in a world of rapacious multinational conglomerates. In this sense, it shares a basic template with Oliver Stone’s lurid “Savages”—or, for that matter, with “You’ve Got Mail.” The difference in the case of Walter White, the show’s protagonist, is that Pop ends up waging bloody war on the conglomerate. And winning.
“You know the business and I know the chemistry,” Walt tells Jesse Pinkman, the inept but soulful hoodrat who is his principal accomplice. Walt creates a premium product: pure, wildly addictive blue meth. But in a clandestine industry, having a quality product isn’t enough. You need distribution. Selling drugs on the street is a risky job, and generally falls to the most dispensable folks, in this case Pinkman’s knucklehead associates Badger, Skinny P, and the portly, mohawked Combo (R.I.P.). Consider this impeccable, hilarious scene (with a priceless cameo from D. J. Qualls), shot almost entirely in a long take, as a one-act object lesson in the hazards of street distribution.