Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has been saying for years the AMC show was “a story about a man who transforms himself from Mr. Chips into Scarface.”
But when did Walter White truly become Heisenberg?
[Warning: There are spoilers below for those not caught up on Breaking Bad]
From allowing Jane to choke to ordering the death of Gale to the poisoning Brock, fans and critics have squabbled over the exact moment Walter truly broke bad and transformed into a man beyond redemption.
Now, an eight-minute video drawing from the entirety of the series (so far) captures that transformation and is already providing more fodder for fan debate on YouTube, where it was posted.
But perhaps the most arresting feature of this tribute its use of music. Because music is used so sparingly on the actual show, hearing Walter say iconic lines (“I am the danger. I am the one who knocks.”) with dramatic music behind them is quite electrifying.
For those curious, the track used in the video is one from composer Zack Hemsey.
Watch the video below.
- Walter White
- Vince Gilligan