True Detective - Six minute single take tracking shot - no edits, no cuts - Who Goes There

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Bob : This was one of the most intense scenes in tv history, I was literally on the edge of my seat. Can't wait until season 2.

muhamme0 : This scene itself is better than the whole season 2.

obscure reference : Alright fine I'll watch the show

Lopan : Just my humble opinion, but this is the most impressive and intense scene in television history.

Michael Kelly : I'm still stunned by this scene. The tension was already extremely high as soon as Rust walked into the bar, and this was like a head on collision with a semi. Absolutely brilliant work from all those involved

21Sept : Police officer Rustin Cohle on undercover as a drug dealer busting other drug dealers' drug stash with the help of other actual drug dealers... disguised as police officers. That is some deep sh!t...

Reggie Noble : WU TANG KILLA BEEZ, WE ON THE SWARM, WU TANG KILLA BEEZ, WE ON THE SWARM

Dan : Amazing scene. Work of art. Masterpiece

Bernardo Casqueira : It reminded me of GTA missions, 

Kenny Williams : As a film student this is so amazing its inspirational I'm going to try this continuous shot on my next short film

Vinícius Pires : one of the best seasons of all tv shows i have ever watched. unfortunately hbo took a shit on the second season

Danylo Korotin : HOW DID THE CAMERAMAN GET OVER THE FENCE???!!!

DylanDarko : The skill it takes to pull of this shot amazing... Great series, cast, writing, direction - hopefully series 2 carries on to "touch the darkness"

Mike Frander : I was completely alone when I watched this. But when the credits rolled. I stood up and applauded for like 2/3 minutes straight. This is one of the greatest scenes in TV.

MarkDeMort : I love how this show managed to be better than the highest rated (on IMDB) show Breaking Bad, in only 8 episodes.

Aegon Targeryan : One of the best scenes from a tv show .. If not the best of all time

Nick Shaeffer : Cary Joji Fukunaga is a talented dude. The cinematographer and other crew members involved deserve props too.

Dave Norris : This is INCREDIBLY hard to do. I worked on a movie where we had a 4 minute one of these and it was pure hell.

Michael : It strongly reminds you of a video game sequence.

verbalhologram03 : Best television scene of all time?

DLuXGaming : was anyone else getting nervous when Cohle cleared the house? First time I watched the episode I was like oh shit one of the bikers is gonna see that shit and realize he cleared it like a cop. When he was going back around after putting the kid in the tub I was expecting Ginger to be looking at him like "wtf" but continue on with the robbery and just shoot him later. None of that happened lol.

That Guy : I love all the people trying desperately to find an edit. Can't yall just enjoy the scene?

Jesus Delgado : Props to including Clan in the front by Wu Tang Clan.

Jay Thompson : Should I give this show a chance?

J. A. Collins : So a lot of the shots are framed on a kind of three shot or semi wide angle. Pulling in closeups when necessary, probably for lines mostly. But then they move on the steady cam as the characters move,leading the camera's path. They move, stop,duck, roll around...get back up and move on the path again. It looked like mostly  left to right straight lines and the camera pivots on the angles when they stop, to maybe create more disorientation for tension purposes. But then, then they come to that fence. the camera is then HOOKED to a sort of JIB (quick release lock?) lifted up to keep the framing ,then unlocked as they get over and continue the path. All the while the extras, the sound department , BOOM guy , wranglers and prop department moving along right behind the camera. Cueing everyone and everything. The helicopter flying in and hitting its mark, which is in the night sky. All rehearsed in what, two days? That's fucking complicated. really,really complicated. Bravo to one of the most complex shot sequences executed for television. Ever.

Romanos Papaioannou : If any of you internet knowitalls actually had picked up a camera and filmed something you would see how this is a 6 minute tracking shot with no cuts whatsoever. They did an arch like shot of the chopper for effect and most important for a smooth transition between houses, balance to the colour pallette and tension build up. The noise of the heli, the white light, everything adds something to the scene. It's a visual medium, an artist's medium, stop trying to ruin everything just to satisfy your egos.

SteveRes : One of the greatest scenes I've ever seen on a tv show. Puts most Hollywood movies to shame. Just fantastic

Jonathan Anatrella : I love the attention to detail in this entire series, this scene in particular was great. Rustin Cohle never fires his gun once, while the others shoot preemptively. It really shows his character's level of discipline and self control under pressure. Also the gun detail was great, how firing the guns indoors makes their ears ring and sets off the smoke alarm. One of my all time favorite shows.

MrKajithecat : I'm so glad McConaughey has started picking good projects to be in. 

CrashN2Me1000 : And they tried some "Season 2" shit after this.....LMAO!

Federico Benitez : Anyone here after that escape scene in Daredevil season 3?

Sino Deutsch : Wu Tang "Clan in da Front" wu tang killer bees wu tang killer bees SIXTYY SECOND ASSSSASSSSSSIN the relentlessness of that song is what perfectly immediatly sets the pacing of these scene...  perfect music choice

Brazzo81 : Best scene on TV ever. Speaking of tracking shots, everybody is mentioning Children of Men, and for a good reason, two amazing tracking shots in that cinematic masterpiece. I know I saw a very very good 5-min tracking shot in an Argentinian movie called "El Secreto De Sus Ojos" (Secret in their Eyes). Shot is filmed on a crowded soccer stadium and set in the 80's... I loved it very much. Movie is very good too, it won Oscar for best foreign language movie.

Kenny Tee : The scene cuts at 2:52 when it pans into the darkness and then pans out into the next scene.

NastyNasIsIll : Dallas Buyers Club was really good but I'm convinced that McConaughey got his Oscar for his portrayal of Rust

zevex747 : As someone who's never seen this show, wtf is going on? xD

Garrus1995 : Even though we all knew Rust would make it out of this (he's alive in the present) I was definitely on the edge of my seat. Some truly amazing suspense here.

Umair Mojaddidi : I honestly did not notice that this scene had no cuts within it that's how much i was into it. The directing was incredible and very clever to use this at this scene to create intensity. Fucking hell i was so into it i had no clue and it all came into me when i saw the credits rolling LOL. Brilliant man and also Matthew McConaughey was outstanding in this scene.

essentialatom : There's no editing apart from all the editing

Senior Adrian : This shot is a masterpiece.My mind was blown at the level of orchestration.

Y O : one of my all time favorite scenes ever

Brock Jones : At 2:54 there's a seen of black sky. That's one stop, at least.

katyga : if someone wants to see excellent tracking shots, you should watch Children of Men, directed by Alfonso Cuaron. One of the best when it comes to this kind of work. 

EyelessRobFaceless : It's Always Sunny brought me back here to enjoy this again.

Ivan Trevino : The show was a masterpiece.

D_ M : Keep holding my breath during this whole scene.

Ulysses Bahia : Daredevil season 3 brought me here

I'm just some Canadian guy and I say : Where Rust turned into Omar Little for 6 minutes. :)

Cinematic Star Platinum : One of the best scenes in television history. This show is the shit!

jethical b15 : Matthew Mcconaughey went from a hells angel member to a dude travelling through a black hole to the 4th dimension