Friday, April 26, 2019

Vince Gilligan on Writing Breaking Bad

Fans of Breaking Bad are familiar with the origin of the story: Vince Gilligan was commiserating with a writer friend about the lack of work during the writer's strike, and the friend suggested making meth in an RV. They didn't so that, but the idea became Breaking Bad. There's certainly more to the story than that. Behind the Curtain compiled various interviews to produce an oral history of sorts that explores how Walter White evolved from a normal science teacher to a man addicted to money, risk, and power. It was a radical idea for TV, which turned into a devastating character study over the years. (via Laughing Squid)

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