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    Justin Lin In Talks To Direct 'True Detective' Season 2 Episodes, Rachel McAdams Circling Female Lead

    After winning huge acclaim and a large viewership with a first season starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, HBO are close to finalize the second run of Nic Pizzolatto's crime anthology series "True Detective." We know that the setting is moving to California, we know that Colin Farrell, ...

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    The Snubs & Surprises Of the 2014 Emmy Awards

    Don't expect a swift response to any communication sent to someone who works in the TV industry: last night was the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (see the list of winners here), and the parties were going on long into the night. As we said this morning, "Breaking Bad," "Modern Family" and "Sherlock" we...

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    'True Detective' Emmys Loss: Why the TV Academy Got It Wrong (and HBO Had It Right)

    Even though it should have, "True Detective" didn't win the top prize at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmys. Should HBO have submitted it as a miniseries? Absolutely not.

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    Who Will Win the Drama Emmys? Category Breakdowns for Outstanding Drama Series, Actor, Actress and More

    Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and TV Editor Ben Travers predict who will win in the drama categories at Monday's 66th Annual Primetime Emmys.

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    9 TV Creators Who Must Come To The Big Screen

    As Matthew Weiner's feature film debut, "Are You Here," hits theaters and video on demand platforms, we look at 9 television creators who should follow his lead and make the jump from television to the big screen.

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    HBO Says 'True Detective' Season 2 Will Be A Lighter Journey Through The Meat Thresher Of Existence

    Throughout the first season of "True Detective," Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle articulated his view that the world around him was not worth saving. While it had its dose of humor thanks to a tremendously underrated turn by Woody Harrelson as Rust's partner and foil, the mystery at the heart of th...

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    Watch: 11-Minute 'The Film Before The Film' About The History Of Opening Credits

    Like artful movie posters, opening title sequences have been largely cast aside by an increasingly stats-obsessed studio system that cares little for the long and storied cinematic tradition. Sure, there are a few that still practice and revere the art —hello David Fincher and Edgar Wright— but if a...

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    Screen Talk: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, New Director/TV Paradigm, Festival Update, Emmys, Week's Picks

    On this week's Screen Talk podcast (available on iTunes), Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I remember Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams, look at the new director paradigm on television pioneered by Cary Fukunaga and Steven Soderbergh in "True Detective" and "The Knick," respectively, talk "Outlander" a...

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    Discuss: What Do The Season 2 “Reboots” Of ‘Fargo’ & ‘True Detective’ Say About The Future Of TV?

    Hey, ever hear the one about how we’re living in a “Golden Age of Television”? Of course you have. It’s a cliché so often repeated by now that it has the ring of well-duh irrefutable truth. And even the staunchest holdouts, proud to not know their Walter Whites from their Red Reznikovs, can’t deny t...

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    HBO & Nic Pizzolatto Issue Official Statements Denying Plagiarism Charge Against 'True Detective'

    Earlier this week, the interwebs lit up when a detailed argument surfaced accusing "True Detective" creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto of plagiarizing significant portions of his scripts for the show. A piece over at the at The Lovecraft E-zine noted the startling similarities between dialogue from "True...

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