Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Watching the Detectives

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:



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