Breaking Bad: The Official Book by David ThomsonBreaking Bad: The Official Book by David Thomson

Breaking Bad: The Official Book

EditorDavid Thomson

Paperback | April 28, 2015

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One of the most critically acclaimed series ever produced, Breaking Bad (Sony Pictures Television/AMC, 2008–2013) won legions of avid viewers who debated its every nuance as they followed the evolution of terminally ill high-school teacher Walter White as he became the drug kingpin Heisenberg. This one-of-a-kind book—the ultimate official guide to the show—covers the evolution of Breaking Bad from the pilot to the final episode and beyond. Adapted and expanded from Breaking Bad Alchemy, the interactive e-book for the iPad, it highlights the unique elements that made the series so magnetic. The book is filled with insider secrets about the making of the show and the meanings behind its iconography, as well a complete Breaking Bad timeline; in-depth looks at the series’ groundbreaking cinematography, music, and special effects; exclusive interviews with creator Vince Gilligan; and new text from noted film critic David Thomson. Bad fans will enjoy the book's updated design, more than 100 new images, and perceptive captions. Renowned critic David Thomson reveals an extensive interview with Vince Gilligan just for this edition, and provides an insightful introduction—arguing that Breaking Bad is not only a great show, but one of the most significant works of fiction in the new century. In addition to exploring how this epic series came to be, Thomson sets Breaking Bad in the context of both crime literature and long-form television.
David Thomson is an acclaimed author and film historian who has chronicled cinema's biggest celebrities. Considered one of the foremost film writers of our time, Thomson is a sought-after speaker and has been hailed as “the greatest living film critic and historian” by Benjamin Schwarz of the Atlantic. He is the author of The New Biogr...
Title:Breaking Bad: The Official BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:SterlingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1454916737

ISBN - 13:9781454916734

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Breaking Bad Awesome! Recently watched the complete series of 'Breakign Bad' - I'm always a few years back to the latest and greatest thing. Loved every facet of the show and was not disappointed with the official book. Awesome photos, graohics, illustrations and analysis on the show's themes and motifs. No character is left behind. The world needs more of Walter White, Jesse Pinkman and Saul Goodman. This book will make you appreciate the series even more, especially its creator Vince Gilligan for the his originality. Loved it!
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“If you’ve been going through withdrawal since ‘Breaking Bad’ ended its TV run in 2013, here’s a way to get a quick fix. ‘Breaking Bad: The Official Book’ (Sterling, $19.95) is the ultimate fans’ guide featuring a complete episode breakdown, hundreds of photos from the series and on the set, an extensive interview with showrunner Vince Gilligan, trivia (the Bad Chemistry Quiz offers posers like ‘How many bodies have we seen dissolved in acid on screen?’) and more.             The book, edited by film critic David Thomson, is broken down into seven chapters, starting with ‘Elements Timeline,’ which summarizes all five seasons of the show. ‘Breaking Down Breaking Bad’ takes a more analytic look at the series, including some of the show’s influences, such as Brian De Palma’s ‘Scarface.’ And ‘Crystal Clear’ is a visual treat that spotlights the show’s striking cinematography.             There are also interviews with producers, a listing of the show’s awards and nominations, interviews with the people who made all that ‘Bad’ music and many more Eureka moments.” —Newsday