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    VIDEO ESSAY: Gliding Over All: The Cinematography of BREAKING BAD, Season 5.2

    The final episode of "Breaking Bad" was a tender goodbye. The great Heisenberg went out with a sigh of contentment, rather than a roar of pride.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Gliding Over All: The Cinematography of BREAKING BAD, Season 1

    The sense that a man, when faced with a problem, be it the legality of his enterprise, death, the ineptitude of other humans, or all three, might flail in the desert air, and find nothing giving resistance, moving him forward.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Gliding Over All: The Cinematography of BREAKING BAD, Season 3

    Dave Bunting Jr.’s video essay on Season 3 of "Breaking Bad" opens with time-lapse landscapes, which are de rigueur establishing shots in TV these days. Here, though, they are uniquely awe-inspiring, in part for their exotic nature, and in part for how they seem to breathe life into everything.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Gliding Over All: The Cinematography of Breaking Bad, Season 4

    Hollywood can keep its 3D, its CGI and whatever Dolby Surround version they’re up to now. For a contemporary cinematic experience as visceral and visually arresting as "Breaking Bad," audiences must look abroad, to Gaspar Noé’s "Enter the Void," or further, to films coming out of Thailand, Japan, an...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Gliding Over All: The Cinematography of BREAKING BAD, Season 5.1

    "Breaking Bad," with its carefully thought-out look, dependably relies on its cinematography to deliver crucial narrative/thematic information, just as it relies on its characters to deliver significant exposition in a straightforward manner.

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    BREAKING BAD RECAP 2: MADRIGAL

    The most striking aspect of tonight’s episode was our introduction to German mega-company Madrigal Elektromoteren (and, of course, the short-order introduction and elimination of suit Herr Schuler, who was clearly complicit in the late Mr. Fring’s meth empire, though we don’t quite know yet to what ...

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    BREAKING BAD RECAP 1: LIVE FREE OR DIE

    In the months since the explosive Season 4 finale of "Breaking Bad," and Walt's certainly premature declaration of victory, we've had a long time to ponder what exactly he meant by saying, "I won."

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    VIDEO: The Story of BREAKING BAD, As Told by The Cousins

    The two boys were inseparable growing up. They were twins, and although they fought on occasion, there was a special unbreakable bond between them at all times. Words were rarely necessary. They would just look at each other and know what the other one was thinking. It was a psychological and in...

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    VIDEO: The story of BREAKING BAD, as told by its opening scenes, seasons 3 & 4

    Season 3 opens with a surreal scene of a group of people crawling in the dirt through a rustic Mexican village. It seems that some well-known ritual is taking place. Nobody seems too surprised at the sight. A gleaming car pulls up and two men get out. They are bald, handsome, and dressed in imma...

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    VIDEO: The story of BREAKING BAD, as told by its opening scenes

    Albuquerque has a huge meth problem. Meth labs blow up in the desert, in the suburbs, in the center of urban areas. High schools are broken into, chemistry labs ransacked. The situation has gotten so extreme that an FBI task force has been assigned to investigate. They argue over what to call th...

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