March 10, 2010

Breaking Bad

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
7:00 pm PT
Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

In Person

Vince Gilligan, Creator/Executive Producer
Bryan Cranston, “Walter H. White”
Anna Gunn, “Skyler White”
Aaron Paul, “Jesse Pinkman”
Dean Norris, “Hank”
Betsy Brandt, “Marie”
And additional members of the cast and creative team.

A meditation on the desperate resourcefulness of middle-aged anxiety in recession America, AMC’s Breaking Bad challenged the moral assumptions of its audience over its first two seasons. The antihero of the series Walter White (played superbly by Emmy Award–winner Bryan Cranston) has done many questionable things in trying to secure his family’s future. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Walt has descended into the drug underworld, producing and selling crystal meth. Series creator Vince Gilligan underlines the often exhilarating wretchedness of Walt’s choices by making New Mexico’s desolate landscape a main character. The series looks and feels like no other; as Heather Havrilesky of Salon.com notes Breaking Bad is “a ruthless, rambling art film that stumbled out of your local indie theater.”

Breaking Bad is produced by High Bridge Productions and Gran Via Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television for AMC.

 

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  • I would like to ask how Vince Gilligan went about making the show realistic without creating a "how to" on the criminal activities that are dealt with. 


    shaun, March 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm

  • Tony - agreed.  Hands down - best show on TV. 

    My question for the show is if Vince Gilligan created the show with a beginning, middle, and end in mind.  Things can't go on indefinitely, (nor should they), but can fans expect to have storyline closure?


    joycesp, March 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm

  • First of all I would like to say that it's extremely disappointing to see not one single question for the people who, for my money, deliver us the best show on televison.

    Anyway, my question is for Bryan and Vince. In episode nine of season two "4 Days Out" Walt punches the paper towel dispenser after receiving the good news about his health. I've discussed this with friends and not everyone shared the same opinion as to why he did that. So I'm curious to know what your take on that scene is, both from the perspective of the writer and the perspective of the actor.

     

    Keep doing what you're doing, it's a fantastic show!

    -Tony


    Tony, March 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm

PaleyFest Tickets

Individual tickets on sale to Members 1/22, to General Public 1/24 at 9:00 am PT.

Orchestra Front:
General Public $75 / Members $60 Orchestra: $45 / $35
Mezzanine: $35 / $25
Balcony Front: $25 / $15
Balcony Rear: $25 / $15

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