'True Detective': 6-minute final shot in 'Who Goes There' explained

With each passing episode, "True Detective" surpasses the levels of quality expected on television. The HBO anthology series debuted its most impressive shot yet in episode 4, "Who Goes There," when director Cary Fukunaga helmed a six-minute long take that followed Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) into a heist, through shootouts and eventually into Hart's (Woody Harrelson) car. The long take is something that Fukunaga is familiar with. The director/cinematographer employed the technique in two of his films, "Jane Eyre" and "Sin Nombre," but the striking piece of camera work is rarely seen on the small screen. He tells MTV News he knew from the get-go that he wanted to have a long shot in "True Detective" (he directed all eight episodes), and decided upon reading Nic Pizzolatto's script for episode 4 that the heist was the right moment to execute it. "The best ones, you don't even realize that they're oners [long takes]," Fukunaga tells MTV....



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