Watch ‘that scene’ from Sunday’s True Detective

Talking of directorial innovation in American TV, HBO/Sky Atlantic’s True Detective has progressively been turning into a ‘must see’ show. Episode four, which aired on Sunday in the US, included a particular directorial flourish that you can watch below: a six-minute long tracking shot, done as a single take. It’s pretty impressive to watch and shouldn’t spoil the story too much if you haven’t been watching and intend to – or if you have been watching but haven’t seen episode four yet.

It reminds me of Point Break‘s famous chase scene, which although not a tracking shot, gave a similar almost first-person view of the narrative.