UPDATE Today, writer at The Atlantic calls it the "best show on TV," and explains why. David Fincher, eat your heart out.
Earlier: Everyone's buzzing about one of the great TV film/series feats ever--the six-minute-plus tracking shot, without a cut, that came near the end of last night's True Detective. As you may know, I'm a big fan of the show and loved the first three episodes. For me, nearly everything else about the series tops the kind of third-person-shooter focus of this clip, but one has to admit it is one frigging great piece of film-making. Note: It shows a rather improbable raid by a biker drug gang, which Rust Cohle (M.M.) has joined for this night as a means to getting to a serial killer. The tracking shot start at the 40-second mark:
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Watching the Detectives
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