Aaron and Bryan were still out there on the set, and we went again: Walt’s telling Jesse that he knows what they can make to save them, and Jesse’s trying to ﬁgure out what it could be.
And Jesse turns to Walt and says, “A robot?”
That wasn’t in the script. Apparently, after we wrapped, one of the camera assistants said, “You know what? He should have said ‘a robot.’” And the crew said. “That’s so funny, we need to shoot it.” So they’d made up this hair in the gate, because we’d wrapped, to bring everyone back.
That’s Breaking Bad: here’s a crew on a Friday night, and everybody wants to get home to their family, but they had an idea that would make it better.
(с) Michelle MacLaren [Breaking Bad: Alchemy]
Heisenberg Chronicles reached the 28k milestone this week thanks to Zoë Jackson in the UK. As always, thanks to everyone for the support, feedback and sharing.
Special thanks to Marius at Breaking Bad Friends for his on-going support of this blog and the show. And thanks to Varis, Bashir and Zsutti for doing my first artist interviews. I hope to do more of those in the future. Anyone have some suggestions?
This is probably the last sneak peek we’ll get before Elvis finishes his Breaking Bad cast poster next week. Elvis told me yesterday that it will include 40 characters from the series and be available in two color variants – blue and green (see example of green variant here). If it’s anything like his Walking Dead work, the finished piece will be amazing.
Check out this brief, but very effective article, Breaking Bad: Motivated Camera Movements by Vashi Nedomansky, a film editor in Los Angeles. Vashi uses that wonderful scene with Skyler and Walt in “Felina” to illustrate that “the simplest of techniques can deliver the most complex and effective results.”
Observations: “Breaking Bad was historic and amazing for a couple of reasons. …for our purposes, it was historical because here was this major big ticket show that had a backdrop of Indian Country and Native characters in a lot of the episodes. Almost as amazing, nobody on the show really cared about them being Native or not. No, those poor Native saps on Breaking Bad were just another person on the show who died a horrible death (because everybody died a horrible death on the show), not because they were Native, but just because.
"Imagine that—Native people who were just ‘people.’ They didn’t have to wear tons of turquoise or earrings or ‘represent.’ They just lived. And died. And got murdered. And got arrested. Beautifully. Like everyone else in Breaking Bad.”