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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Breaking Bad

I was watching a clip of Walt watching Jane choke to death under the influence of heroin.

Cranston's performance goes through several emotional arcs in the course of about 15 seconds, as he first rushes to help her, considers the advantages in letting her die and then is seized with remorse.

TV villains are usually like Todd's Uncle: cartoonish and one dimensional.  What makes Walter White such an indelible character is his villainy is real and human, almost understandable.

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