Better Call Saul S5E03 "The Guy For This" OAD 3/2/20 (Breaking Bad Spoilers OK)

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  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I'm just surprised they've let it get this far. Kim mentioned that the old guy already tried to claim ownership of the land through adverse possession and the court ruled against him. Why didn't Mesa Verde have the sheriff out there forcing him off the land the day the court issued that ruling?
     
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  2. dwatt

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    I am amazed that in an area of nothing but sand they had to purchase and evict that many residents to build their call center. Was there not a viable patch of sand large enough nearby for them to build on uncontested
     
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  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Lots of reasons. Maybe Mesa Verde already owns the majority of what they need for this project and they're buying an adjacent parcel to make it large enough. Maybe nearby land isn't for sale. Maybe nearby land isn't zoned for the proposed use. Maybe the local municipality/county is giving tax breaks for bringing in a large number of jobs and they required the facility to be built in a certain place or within certain boundaries.

    Or, as hefe mentioned before, because that's what the story required. ;)
     
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  4. Gregor

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    There is a ton of video extras posted on AMC with each show :)
     
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  5. Tony_T

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  6. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    I got a kick out of how Howard and Kim appear to be in a court room, but every time they show Saul, he's in a different weird place.
     
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  8. Hank

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    I loved how they blurred out the serial numbers on the bill!

    Everytime any dollar bill shows up on TV or in the movies (or Tiktok most recently), thousands of people try to enter it at WheresGeorge.com*. The first couple get through, but then after three or four entries in quick succession, I get an alert and block it from all subsequent entries. But that doesn't stop people from trying!

    It's not illegal to use real currency in TV and films. They do typically use period-correct stage money when they need A LOT of cash to throw around. But I wonder why they blurred out the serial number here?


    *There was a famous scene in The Sopranos with Christopher putting a $20 bill up on a fridge. People are *still* trying to enter that bill into the system.
     
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  9. Worf

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    It's not illegal to show currency on TV. It's only illegal if you try to use shown currency illicitly (i.e., you try to counterfeit it off the image - but note that it's the person doing the counterfeiting that's illegal, not the act of showing it on TV or print or other media).

    But I guess it's because they just don't want people to block it or something by entering it into tracking sites and seeing if they can glean anything from it.

    Most studios use fake money for a simple reason - if you need to show million dollars on screen, you can use a real million dollars (not illegal), or a fake million. Obviously, fake is better because for starters, it's cheaper (it costs way less than a real million dollars). But also because you don't need someone to actually guard the money between shots.
     
  10. Hank

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    I think that's what I just said. :rolleyes:
     
  11. DevdogAZ

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    I remember hearing a podcast talking about the huge pile of money from Breaking Bad. It wasn't real money (obviously) but there were still very strict controls on it. I think they rented it from a prop company. I don't remember the details but my guess is that it was real enough looking that they didn't want it to get out and for people to try and use the fake bills.
     
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  12. Tony_T

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    I recorded the AMC BB Marathon and am up to the final season.
    Just saw the money pile episode yesterday:

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    (Huell and Bill Burr!):
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  13. heySkippy

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    I would wager that pile of money is mostly empty space inside, a large wooden box with bundles of money stacked around and on top of it.
     
  14. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    ...and just how MUCH would you wager, eh?
     
  15. dwatt

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    A large wooden box and a lot of empty space.:D
     
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  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    If I remember the podcast correctly, there was a solid structure underneath and then the bundles of money were stacked around the sides and on top.
     
  17. Tony_T

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    …if not, then it wouldn't have been able to support the weight of Huell and Kirby ;)
     

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