Better Call Saul Season 6 Needed Dancers to Pull Off The Amazing First Scene
Published 4 months ago
We usually get a black and white scene with ‘Gene Takavic’ when it comes to every new season of Better Call Saul, but for the final season, we’re instead greeted with a colourful montage of moving people taking down Saul Goodman’s luxurious mansion; taking place right after the end of the ‘Heisenberg era’. While Saul’s belongings are interesting enough to catch your attention, the filmmakers actually took extra care when it came to bringing the entire intro sequence to life.
As per Vulture, the series had to use dancers to pull off the complicated choreography of the first scene. The site writes: ‘It’s so carefully choreographed that many of the movers had to be played by members of Albuquerque dance companies, because they’re the kind of people who understand how to flow naturally through a space and hit marks with precision.’
That’s not where the camera tricks stop either. Co-creator Peter Gould also explains how the first shot with the colourful ties was actually done practically. He explains:
“We’re not actually doing anything technological to switch the color. It’s actually black-and-white ties and then color ties. Jennifer Bryan, our brilliant costume designer — of course, she probably has a warehouse full of crazy ties at this point. These were all carefully selected, to start with monochromatic ties and then to start introducing color. It’s also just fun because you start off and oh, it’s another season of Better Call Saul starting off in black-and-white. But wait a minute, maybe not.”
With AMC probably saying good-bye to the ‘Heisenberg-verse’ with Better Call Saul, you can bet that Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are going to be going all out with everything from the camera work to the writing.
The series is already off to a good start, and you can catch new episodes of Better Call Saul now streaming on AMC.