True Detective Season Two Has David Lynch Influence
As a huge fan of David Lynch and a growing fan of Nic Pizzolatto, writer of True Detective, I found the above article over at Slate an interesting read. A sample:
Some have already remarked on the fact that a street sign with the words “Mulholland Dr.” on it is prominently featured early on—indeed, there’s a big, fat close-up of it—in the first episode. Not only that, but the car passing by the sign in question is carrying the dead body of Ben Caspere, the city controller whose death sets off this season’s featured investigation, and the episode repeatedly cuts to its journey. In Mulholland Drive, the crash of the car in question set off the plot of thatmovie, and the film repeatedly cuts back to its journey. Also, we don’t know that the figure of Caspere is dead at first—he’s got sunglasses on and is sitting straight in the backseat, next to a not-entirely-un-Lynchian black crow mask, which of course will return in episode two.
My brother showed this to me today. It is a series of scenes from HBO’s Season 2 of True Detective. We laughed liked hyenas for the entire five minutes. Jet fucking black. I loved the fist season and this clip makes me want to see the second season like yesterday. It is an understatement to say there some really great lines. I’ve always liked Colin Farrell’s work, but he is entering a new land of sweetness here.
Vanity Fair recently put out a long form article on True Detective writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto. If you are interested in the show the article deals with his writing process and the background of how the show to be. I found it interesting that unlike a lot of TV series there is no writers room, that he doesn’t seem to like writing by consensus, and that he wrote the entire first season by himself. I was also happy to see that he is influenced by David Milch, whose series Deadwood, in my opinion, is the greatest TV series ever.
The trailer of Season 2 of True Detective is above. Although I was slightly let down by the very ending of Season 1, I really liked the show overall. Having been a longtime Twin Peaks fan, I liked that True Detective had some of that shows regional strangeness combined with an extremely horrifying murder mystery. Mix in other elements from noir and Southern grotesque and the show at its own thing going. Plus, the performances were excellent. Hopefully Season 2 will do the same.
Add On: I must also admit I have always liked Colin Farrell. He always knows how to chew up scenery when needed.