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Dave Porter: Uncompromising Composer, Master Mood Setter, Studio City Dweller

Kirk Silsbee, Our Ventura Blvd, September 2012

AMC'S taut, psychological thriller, Breaking Bad, has short bursts of action, but it's explosive action. The story of a chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal cancer who descends into the netherworld of methamphetamine dealing has a secret weapon. Driven by strong writing and acting, vivid characters, and stark cinematography, the ever-present tension is drawn tighter by composer Dave Porter's portentous music.

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