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True Detective

#1 Post by crater » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:58 pm

This show looks like it's going to be good


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#2 Post by creep » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:14 pm

that looks great.

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#3 Post by Jasper » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:07 pm

Hmmm, that does look promising.

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#4 Post by blackcoffee » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:55 pm

Dammit. Some of my favorite authors write one (or two) stellar novels and then start writing for television. Nic Pizzolatto wrote Galveston, an utterly heartbreaking noir. He also wrote all eight episodes of True Detective. Benioff is the other one. He wrote The 25th Hour and City of Thieves and now writes Game of Thrones.

This will be good. Hey kids, read these books.

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#5 Post by SR » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:11 pm

I'll take a list. I'm convinced tv has dwarfed film on every level in the last decade. Those cited are noted

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#6 Post by Hokahey » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:02 pm

This has been on my radar since they announced. Haven't been this excited for a new show since Boardwalk was first announced.

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#7 Post by Jasper » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:50 pm

SR wrote:I'll take a list. I'm convinced tv has dwarfed film on every level in the last decade. Those cited are noted
Wait...were you asking for a TV show list or what?

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#8 Post by Matz » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:03 pm

looks decent, I guess. But I think that Breaking Bad has ruined me for most if not all shows outthere...they all seem so tame, Homeland, this etc :nyrexall:

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#9 Post by SR » Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:00 pm

J, I was thinking any additional authors who've turned to tv

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#10 Post by creep » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:00 pm

the first episode was pretty great. mcconaughey can be so good when he wants to be.

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#11 Post by crater » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:07 pm

I enjoyed it quite a bit.

I need to watch it again to get all the names down and to see the middle 10 or so minutes I missed because I needed to take the dog out.

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#12 Post by Hokahey » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:14 pm

McConaughey was pretty mind blowing if you ask me. Quite a performance. Cannot wait to see where this goes.

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#13 Post by ellis » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:12 pm

Yeah, he was really creepy.

I liked the show but it was difficult to keep up with the change in years. It's a bit all over the place and does not flow chronologically. (obviously that's the intent)

It has a bit of that Memento feeling... where you're traveling backwards through the story to understand the present...

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#14 Post by Xizen47 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:10 pm

ellis wrote:I liked the show but it was difficult to keep up with the change in years. It's a bit all over the place and does not flow chronologically. (obviously that's the intent)
Woody Harrelson with hair= Past

Woody Harrelson without hair=Present

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#15 Post by blackcoffee » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:36 pm

Xizen47 wrote:
ellis wrote:I liked the show but it was difficult to keep up with the change in years. It's a bit all over the place and does not flow chronologically. (obviously that's the intent)
Woody Harrelson with hair= Past

Woody Harrelson without hair=Present
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#16 Post by Jasper » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:19 pm

I didn't even realize the first episode had aired until I saw this thread had been bumped. I just watched it and it was great.

Just by coincidence I've seen Woody Harrelson in a lot of things recently. He's pretty much always a good addition to a cast. Now You See Me was a pretty decent movie, though he was the only actor who brought any actual charisma to it...at least aside from Morgan Freeman. Out of the Furnace was imperfect plotwise, but the acting was generally excellent, as was the atmosphere.

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#17 Post by SR » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:12 pm

I thought now you see me was farcical, but just within limits to enjoy it. Too, I liked the actor who also played the lead in the social network.....likely because the roles were almost identical. Btw, I like yr avatar mainly because of its relationship to Shelley.

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#18 Post by Jasper » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:12 pm

This?

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Apparently the book and the painting were created about a year apart, the painting coming second. Clearly both are romantic, and I suppose it's possible that the book could even have influenced the painting.

Apparently it's been quite popular with designers of book jackets since the Shelley cover. :lol:

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There are a lot of reinterpretations as well, and here's one which sought to update the Frankenstein cover...

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Anyway, to get back to the show, did anyone else have the distinct impression that Ellis was watching in an enhanced state (stoned out of his gourd)? :nod:

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#19 Post by SR » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:31 am

I knew it had been used, but it's been abused. I like it because you can envision an agile, athletic and angry beast navigating that terrain.

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#20 Post by SR » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:31 pm

It's also the cover to the Honderich edited Oxford Guide to Philosophy

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