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Re: True Detective

Postby Pandemonium » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:32 pm

Finished watched the Blu-ray collecting the 1st season last night. Overall, I was a bit let down by the ending, in that it seemed like it was shoehorned into the last episode as if maybe there was some last minute decision to crunch the season down to 8 eps versus maybe 10. Still, greatly enjoyed the show, moreso because it was full of great dialog and compelling lead characters than the somewhat mundane (by now) occult murder conspiracy.
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Re: True Detective

Postby creep » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:56 pm

i'm not exaggerating,,,,this show is so fucking stupid now.
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Re: True Detective

Postby Jasper » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:07 pm

creep wrote:i'm not exaggerating,,,,this show is so fucking stupid now.


Dear creep, all HBO shows that take place in Louisiana and begin with the word "True" aren't the same.
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Re: True Detective

Postby creep » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:15 pm

Jasper wrote:
creep wrote:i'm not exaggerating,,,,this show is so fucking stupid now.


Dear creep, all HBO shows that take place in Louisiana and begin with the word "True" aren't the same.


:lol: shit. yeah wrong thread
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Re: True Detective

Postby Juana » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:04 pm

creep wrote:
Jasper wrote:
creep wrote:i'm not exaggerating,,,,this show is so fucking stupid now.


Dear creep, all HBO shows that take place in Louisiana and begin with the word "True" aren't the same.


:lol: shit. yeah wrong thread


Yeah I was wondering what spawned the change cause I swore you liked this show.
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Re: True Detective

Postby Jasper » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:56 pm

Another rumor...

Report: True Detective Season 2 Eyeing Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch

By Michael Slezak / July 11 2014, 12:15 PM PDT

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Whether or not time is a flat circle, the casting process for Season 2 of HBO’s True Detective is accelerating.

Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are reportedly in serious discussions for two of the season’s lead roles, according to respective stories by our sister site Deadline and The Wrap.

At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, HBO president Michael Lombardo said a Season 2 casting announcement was imminent, and added, “[T]he two scripts we have are…more exciting than the first season.”

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto, meanwhile, told The Daily Beast this week that the new season will be set in California and feature “four central roles.”

The anthology format of True Detective — each season will reboot with new settings and characters — has allowed the network to reach out to big names who might not otherwise want to commit to multiple seasons of a series.

Season 1 of True Detective, which took place in Louisiana with a narrative that fluctuated between the mid-’90s and the present, earned Emmy nominations yesterday for Best Drama and Lead Actor in a Drama for stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, neither of whom will return for Season 2.

http://tvline.com/2014/07/11/true-detec ... on-2-cast/
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Re: True Detective

Postby creep » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:05 pm

hey they aren't women. i like colin but taylor kitsch i'm not too sure.
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Re: True Detective

Postby Jasper » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:01 pm

creep wrote:hey they aren't women. i like colin but taylor kitsch i'm not too sure.


Last I heard there were something like 3-4 leads. So if that's true, then one or more of them might be female (doesn't matter to me either way, because diversity quotas have no place in a writer's vision). The things Pizzolatto said earlier about creating a character seemed to point to a central male protagonist.

I don't know anything at all about Taylor Kitsch, so I have no opinion on him. I like Colin Farrell, though I haven't seen that many of his movies. He's very good in In Bruges, and he was good in his small part in Crazy Heart.

The other thing I heard recently was that the director who did The French Connection and The Exorcist was considering an offer to be involved in season two.
http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/the-e ... new/343478
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Re: True Detective

Postby Pandemonium » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:39 pm

Jasper wrote:The other thing I heard recently was that the director who did The French Connection and The Exorcist was considering an offer to be involved in season two.
http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/the-e ... new/343478


Not overly excited about Farrell, he can be hit or miss but I agree he was good in Bruges. However, William Friedkin would be a great fit for this show if he brings his A game. I know I mentioned this recently, but I highly recommend checking out "Sorcerer" which he directed in '77 and finally came out on home video recently.
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Re: True Detective

Postby perkana » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:14 pm

I don't like her :noclue:
http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/true-detective-season-two-female-lead
Honestly, I do like Colin. Don't think I've seen anything with Taylor but Vince Vaughn :rockon: Really young cast, ok younger cast.
Edit: I remember Taylor now from Friday Night Lights. Gorgeous guy with long hair. I approve :thumb:
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Re: True Detective

Postby Jasper » Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:19 am

I've got mixed feelings about Elizabeth Moss. She's always kind of irritated me, but she's also a key actor on one of my favorite shows of all time. I more or less accept her on Mad Men and enjoy her acting, but she is still somewhat off-putting a lot of the time, though I think that's fine within the context of that show. You don't need to love her. Sometimes Peggy Olsen is an objectively horrible person, and a lot of the time she's just really awkward and strange.

Pizzolatto could probably rip off some more literature and make an interesting character for her. She'll have time, since they just finished filming the final half season of Mad Men.
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Re: True Detective

Postby perkana » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:08 am

I think my disliking her being cast is because I don't like Peggy either. Plus, Moss is a scientologist. I know, I know other actors are.
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Re: True Detective

Postby Jasper » Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:18 pm

I know she's a Scientologist, but if she ends up on the show and does well, it won't significantly impede my enjoyment. Am I going to stop thinking Matthew Weiner (Mad Men) is the best current TV writer because he's Jewish? Am I going to stop thinking Matthew McConaughey gave the greatest tour de force TV performance in years because he's Christian?

Granted, she's nowhere near as awesome as those two Matthews, but almost everyone is in one type of cult or another. Most of the people who believe themselves to be agnostic/atheistic and/or scientific in their approach to the world believe some of the stupidest, most illogical anti-science bullshit out there.

At least Scientology's brand of bullshit is very easy to spot (for most) and thus easy to avoid. You can't always say the same thing for a lot of the other strains of bullshit out there, many of which are far more virulent.
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Re: True Detective

Postby creep » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:30 pm

Jasper wrote:virulent.


that's the word of the day. i've never heard it before.

i'm going to use that this weekend.

i read a a story today about how the writer plagiarized some stuff. it seemed pretty silly. you can probably find stuff in any show or book that has been said before.
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Re: True Detective

Postby perkana » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:33 pm

Also she was married to Fred Armisen. Sorry, Jewish people or Christians have nothing on them compared to Scientologists (true, nice Christians). I can't forget Travolta's son death.
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Re: True Detective

Postby perkana » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:43 pm

Jasper wrote:Most of the people who believe themselves to be agnostic/atheistic and/or scientific in their approach to the world believe some of the stupidest, most illogical anti-science bullshit out there.

I don't think they would be scientific, in my experience, they are just ignorant people who believe in all the nonsense they hear from other ignorants :noclue:
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Re: True Detective

Postby perkana » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:48 pm

Btw, I hadn't really understood what Scientology was about until I heard an interview with Giovanni Ribisi. I liked him, he's not as weird as say Tom Cruise or Travolta. Much respect to him.
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Re: True Detective

Postby Jasper » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:53 pm

creep wrote:
Jasper wrote:virulent.


that's the word of the day. i've never heard it before.

i'm going to use that this weekend.

i read a a story today about how the writer plagiarized some stuff. it seemed pretty silly. you can probably find stuff in any show or book that has been said before.


Of course you've heard virulent before. You just weren't paying attention. :nod:

I read those accusations of plagiarism. I don't see it as plagiarism, but I do see it as heavy borrowing. Based on the samples, I think Pizzolatto definitely got most of those concepts from Ligotti's book (I've never read any of his work). The fact that he evaded a question about the author's influence on the show, then later said that he was signaling to the author's readers, makes it pretty clear where the inspiration came from, imo.

Thing is, writers, directors, painters, etc. copy each other all the fucking time. There's some famous Picasso quote where he said, or is alleged to have said, "Good artists borrow, great artists steal". Picasso and Matisse copied each other back and forth for a long time (there was a good documentary about it). Led Zeppelin ripped off old blues guys far more than Pizzolatto ripped of this Ligotti dude, as far as I can tell. It's one of those things with creative arts that probably surprises (and looks worse to) people on the outside than it should. It's kind of like seeing how the sausage is made. In reality, nobody hops into existence and invents the wheel out of the blue. It's true that some people are more bold and shameless with their thievery than others, but what matters most is if the end product is a least somewhat fresh and is worthwhile for the readers/listeners/viewers/diners. Maybe I should add smellers. I'm sure that people in the perfume world accuse each other of ripping off scents all the time. :lol:
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Re: True Detective

Postby creep » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:03 pm

so colin farrell has been confirmed. i like it...all i ask is that he tones down the accent so i can understand him. :thumb:
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Re: True Detective

Postby Artemis » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:57 pm

Good choice! I like Colin Farrell.
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