All told, the sequence clocks in at around six minutes. Fukunaga and the crew ran through the whole thing seven times while the cameras were rolling. The director built in possible edit points if two takes had to be combined to make the perfect version of the shot, but anyone who is wondering should know that the sequence everyone saw in the episode is, in fact, a true single take and one of the great achievements of filmmaking for television - True Detective: How Did They Pull Off That Final Shot?

Okay. The six-minute single take in the latest episode of True Detective is the single most badass thing I’ve ever seen in a TV series. Holy. Shit. 

(Source: oh-whiskers)

When you’re singing the blues, you know, the lyric line often starts, “Woke up this morning.” Then life just comes and fucks you over, right? Like that Son House tune, man. “Woke up this morning, had those Statesboro blues. Looked over in the corner, sister had ‘em, too.”

– Douglas, Not Fade Away

Marwencol (directed by Jeff Malmberg, 2010)

[…] a documentary about the fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp.
After being beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men outside a bar, Mark builds a 1/6th scale World War II-era town in his backyard. Mark populates the town he dubs “Marwencol” with dolls representing his friends and family and creates life-like photographs detailing the town’s many relationships and dramas. Playing in the town and photographing the action helps Mark to recover his hand-eye coordination and deal with the psychic wounds of the attack. 

So.. wow. This is the neatest documentary I have seen in a long, long time! It’s really sweet, weird and inspiring. I can only recommend watching it (it’s available on netflix and you can also watch it right here with danish subtitles).