So what do you do after work?
Walt has behaved at times in what could be regarded as an evil fashion, but I don’t think he’s an evil man. He is an extremely self-deluded man. We always say in the writers’ room, if Walter White has a true superpower, it’s not his knowledge of chemistry or his intellect, it’s his ability to lie to himself. He is the world’s greatest liar. He could lie to the pope. He could lie to Mother Teresa. He certainly could lie to his family, and he can lie to himself, and he can make these lies stick. He can make himself believe, in the face of all contrary evidence, that he is still a good man. It really does feel to us like a natural progression down this road to hell, which was originally paved with good intentions.
Lego Breaking Bad: The Video Game Parody
Breaking Bad word art by tjbocch813 on Etsy
Q: What sorts of shots do you look for when editing your episodes?
A: Vince really likes wide shots. He likes things to look very cinematic and not at all like television. So we don’t use a lot of close-ups on peoples’ faces, which you see a lot of in television. Instead, we like to use shots that are more complex with people in the foreground as well as the person we’re focused on. Then even if you do see a closeup on the show, we’ll cut back to a wider shot so you can see more of what’s happening. And that’s really unique.
Kelly Dixon (Editor), from her AMC Q&A, which I wish had been longer.
Art by Mike Sapienza, from the upcoming show, “I Love You Man,” focusing on the bromance in pop culture.