It’s been over two years since “Felina,” the final episode of “Breaking Bad” aired, and yet the iconography of that New Mexico-set show still looms as large as ever in the imagination of fans. One of these fans, editor Jorge Luengo, has cut together a video of one of the visual hallmarks of the series: the wide shot.
It may be because of the vast desert of the southwestern United States, it may be because of the ever-present blazing sun, or it may even be because of Heisenberg’s pork pie hat, but the Vince Gilligan-created show always had the air of a western. Luengo’s supercut of wide shots brings the show’s old west leanings into sharp focus, every shot making a case for “Breaking Bad” being the best-looking western of the past twenty years even if it is a show set in the new millennium.
Watch “The Breaking Bad Wide Shot” and bask in the amazing work from cinematographers Michael Slovis and John Toll.