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'True Detective' Director Cary Fukunaga Says Clues In The Show Were A Mix Of Intentional & Accidental

  • By Ben Brock
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  • March 12, 2014 10:42 AM
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If you think that we (and the rest of the internet) were gonna stop talking about “True Detective” just because the show is over then you're about as wrong as the people who thought it was Maggie's dad all along (seriously, how did that get traction?). While there's been plenty of talk around here about season 2 and the people who might work on it (here's five directors we'd like to see in the mix), with the anthology format meaning there'll be a whole new cast and a new director (or several), we're also not done thinking about the first season, and nor is director Cary Fukanaga, who talked with Vulture about people's reactions to the final episode and the season as a whole, notably pushing back against the legions of Chekhov's gunmen online who insist that every little thing had to tie into the final mystery.

Exploring The Season Finale Of 'True Detective' & What We’d Like To See Carry Over To Season 2

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • March 10, 2014 4:16 PM
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This morning, a dull, gray dawn broke on a dull, gray “True Detective”-less world. The show that has had us gripped for the last eight weeks (or the last weekend for compulsive binge watchers—hi there!) came to an end in either a blaze of HBOGO-crashing glory, or a fizzle of HBOGO-crashing disappointment, depending on your point of view. We’re much more in the former camp than the latter, so much so that we found our usual Good vs. Bad approach wanting this time around, purely because after a couple of niggles we were really reaching for anything particularly bad to say about it.

Alejandro González Iñárritu Was Originally Attached To 'True Detective' & More Revelations From Cary Fukunaga

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2014 5:25 PM
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There is a reason everyone you know is talking about "True Detective": it's that fucking good. With two episodes to go on HBO's breakout hit, and frontrunner for TV show of the year (and hell, the damn-thing-you'll-watch-in-any-medium of the year), the focus is turning to toward writer Nic Pizzolatto and director Cary Fukunaga, who collaborated to put forth a singular, riveting vision for their Southern philosophical mystery. Far from an ordinary procedural, certainly not a noir, and fairly uncategorizable—that's what makes the show so special.

'True Detective' Director Cary Fukunaga Lines Up War Project At Fox

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 25, 2014 9:05 AM
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As you may have noticed, the arrival of HBO’s “True Detective” onto the TV landscape has attracted widespread attention for reasons both headline-grabbing (Episode Four’s six-minute long take) and dense (the many literary influences). The quality of the Nic Pizzolatto-penned show has also led to a debate about what new cast will take center stage once Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey depart, but as its director Cary Fukunaga has displayed in his career thus far, he’s already swiftly moved on and set up another unique project.

'Out Of The Furnace' Director Scott Cooper Will No Longer Direct Stephen King's 'The Stand'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 6:42 PM
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Well, it was a brief affair, and one that ends like so many Hollywood relationships do, thanks to "creative differences" (just ask Joe Carnahan). Just three months after it found a new director after Ben Affleck exited the project, Warner Bros. will need to find someone else to direct "The Stand."

Watch: Another Fantastic Trailer For HBO's 'True Detective' With Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 9:00 AM
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A moody procedural, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and directed by Cary Fukunaga ("Sin Nombre," "Jane Eyre") for HBO—that should pretty much explain why this is probably one of our most eagerly anticipated shows of 2014. But the fact that the trailers and teasers so far have looked even better than we could've dreamed is only making his an even more exciting prospect. And once again HBO has dropped yet another teaser, and damn, if this doesn't look like a knockout.

Watch: New Trailer For Cary Fukunaga's HBO Series 'True Detective' With Matthew McConaughey And Woody Harrelson

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 9, 2013 11:01 AM
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Back in June, we caught the first glimpse of Cary Fukunaga's first foray into dramatic television with HBO's “True Detective,” and since then we had the opportunity to chat with the “Jane Eyre” director about both his vision for the project and two topnotch leads, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. “I saw a stark bland American landscape, and two really strong male voices,” he said. “That for me was kinda the drive, to get into the psychology of two men—one more of a philosopher and the other a non-critical-thinking man, and just to play with that world and observe.” Well now, we've got a much clearer look at exactly what Fukanaga described for the show, it's very clear that his vision will be making it to the small screen intact.

Cary Fukunaga Is A 'Noble Assassin' & Joe Swanberg Heads To Fox Searchlight With A New Project

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2013 8:51 PM
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Two indie filmmakers who have been hustling recent projects—Cary Fukunaga got a fist bump from Idris Elba who'll produce and star in his "Beasts Of No Nation," while Joe Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies" pushes him to his biggest audience yet—are now dipping their toes into studio waters.

Idris Elba To Star In & Produce Cary Fukunaga's 'Beasts Of No Nation'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 21, 2013 8:32 AM
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There aren't many actors we'd say this about, but we'd pretty much pay to watch Idris Elba read anything. The phone book. The most embarrassing entries from our teenage diaries. Dialogue from "Pacific Rim." Anything. Since breaking through with "The Wire" a decade ago, Elba's gone from strength to strength, and 2013 will probably be marked as the year in which he became a full-blown leading man: he lent gravitas to, and stole the show in Guillermo Del Toro's aforementioned monster mash, he continued to give a phenomenal turn as the wounded bear of a policeman in "Luther," and he looks to be a serious awards contender as a surprisingly convincing Nelson Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom."

Interview: Cary Fukunaga Talks HBO's 'True Detective,' Says Child Soldier Film 'Beasts Of No Nation' Coming Next

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 12, 2013 2:02 PM
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It’s been a while since we spoke to Cary Fukunaga but last week at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival we had the pleasure of catching up with the “Jane Eyre” and “Sin Nombre” director, and he filled us in on his many upcoming projects. Some of these projects had gone so quiet we feared they had fallen off the radar entirely but we can happily report that he has a good many diverse irons in a whole bunch of fires right now. In fact his next few years look, from this vantage point, to be highly promising, especially as it would appear he’s making good on his early intention to become an inveterate genre-hopper.

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