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Director Cary Fukunaga on Creating Atmosphere for His Neo-Noir Series ‘True Detective’

Director Cary Fukunaga talks to Fast Company‘s Co.Create about how he relied on beautifully composed locations to bring depth to his dialogue heavy HBO series, True Detective.

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in

True Detective

. Photo by Michele K. Short.

He says, “It might be about how an oil refinery, or lack of nature, or encroaching nature in the background somehow spoke to the conversation that was happening between the characters. I saw the frames as being like dioramas at the natural history museum–foreground, middle ground with the characters, and then deeper commentary beyond that.”

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