No Country for Old Men (2007) • Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
Music: "White House Visit" by Dave Porter/Breaking Bad Vol. 2 OST
A scene originally scored by Carter Burwell with no music but the sounds of the Texas night in the background, I wanted to find something that demonstrated the tension in this scene that Sheriff Bell felt. Breaking Bad is one of my favorite television series of all time as well as its accompanying score by Dave Porter, which when used here, I felt really heightened Bell's uneasiness to enter the room unaware of the danger that lurks inside. The thumping you hear almost resembling a heartbeat kept in check until he enters the room, the synth and distortion dying down suddenly, cementing his place as the force of law inside ready to confront whatever is there.