Saturday, September 28, 2013

Breaking Bad - Top 5 Episodes

#2 - Face Off

Many months of preparation took place for the the visual effect of Gustavo Fring's facial wounds, with assistance from the special effects team from the AMC drama The Walking Dead. In order to produce the effect, elaborate makeup was used on Giancarlo Esposito's face, and combined with computer-generated imagery that took two seperate shots and combined them in post production.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Breaking Bad - Top 5 Episodes

#3 - Ozymandias

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The episode is named after the 1818 poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley about the inevitable fall of kings and empires.

Hank Schrader is the third main character to die.

The posture Walter gets into after Hank's death is similar to Gus's posture after Max Arciniega's death. Walt and Hank are also brother-in-laws, just like Gus and Max were brothers in some form or another. This is also reminiscent of a picture portrayal of the poem "Ozymandias".
The pair of pants Walt passes while rolling his barrel are the same pants he lost while driving the RV, at the beginning of the pilot episode.

The final shot is a stray dog crossing Walt's path away. As Gale was the "Problem Dog" and Jesse the "Rabid Dog", Walt has become the "Stray Dog" having effectively lost his home and family

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Breaking Bad - Top 5 Episodes

    #4 - One Minute

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    The title refers to Uncle Tio's question as to how much longer Marco has to live under water. "One minute?" It also refers to how much time Hank has until the Salamanca brothers attack.

    When Hank receives the call regarding the attempt on his life, the clock reads "3:07." This episode is number 3x07.

    The trucker that the cousins purchase the vests from drives a replica of the Kenworth that appeared on the show B.J. and the Bear.

    It has been hinted that Gus's future head enforcer Tyrus Kitt was the mysterious caller who warned

    Hank about the Cousins just moments before the planned assassination. However, It was actually Gus himself who warned Hank about the attack.

    The final scene between Hank and Marco is replicated in the finale cutscene of the Gameloft's third person shooter 9mm.'

    Dean Norris said the scene where he is talking to Marie and tells her basically he isn't the man she thinks he is was the most affectionate scene for him, because he almost had his head chopped off by an axe afterwards.

    Breaking Bad - Top 5 Episodes

    #5 - FLY

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    According to creator Vince Gilligan, this was a "bottle episode." Because the season was already "hopelessly over budget," it became necessary to create an episode with minimal production costs. By filming in one location and using the fewest number of actors in the series to date, "Fly" cost substantially less than the average episode.