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The Breaking Bad Stuff
Today’s header image is a cropped version of one of the excellent, minimalist Breaking Bad posters from Francesco Francavilla (via Wired).
“Walter White’s ‘I Am The One Who Knocks’ Speech As Written By Other Authors” — McSweeney’s (as usual) puts dry wit to good use.
“Breaking Bad Finale Recap: ‘Do It Yourself’” — Matt Zoller Seitz’s absolutely fantastic “Christmas Carol” reading of Heisenberg’s last roundup.
“Will Breaking Bad Join TV’s Best Finales of All-Time?” — Brian Lowry looks at some famous examples and charts the rules for immortality over at Variety.
“Breaking Bad Recap: ‘Felina’” — Alyssa Rosenberg’s take on the last entry involves a powerful message about learning lessons that you can no longer use.
“7 Lessons Showbiz Can Learn From the Gamechanging Series” — Wouldn’t it be great if there were more shows like it?
The Not Breaking Bad Stuff
“A 100-percent true tale from Fantastic Fest that sums up everything that’s great about movies” — “Subjectivity” should be tattooed to everyone’s forehead, and Matt Singer at The Dissolve should be carried aloft for championing its beauty.
“Don’t Remake These Movies, Film These Books Instead!” — Charlie Jane Anders makes a great advocate for adaptations over re-imaginings. If studios are going to be unoriginal, they might as well do it with some originality.
“When films about respecting women lose track of their women” — Tasha Robinson combs through Don Jon and Thanks For Sharing to find some unfortunate irony.