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The Philosophy of True Detective – Wisecrack Edition

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Published on Jan 29, 2019

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The first season of True Detective is well known for engaging with pessimist themes, but the philosophy of pessimism goes beyond just the ramblings of Rust Cohle. It permeates the very fabric of the show - woven into its aesthetics, its references to other works, and even its missteps. Join us in this Wisecrack Edition as we discuss HOW True Detective creates an atmosphere of pessimism.

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Written by: Leo Cookman
Directed by: Michael Luxemburg
Hosted by: Jared Bauer
Edited by: Andrew Nishimura
Motion Graphics by: Drew Levin
Produced by: Emily Dunbar

References:
"Infinite Resignation" by Eugene Thacker
"A Feeling of Wrongness" by Joseph Packer and Ethan Stoneman

Image Citations:
Photo of James Ellroy by Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY. (https://guillaumepaumier.com/) (via Wikipedia)
Photo of Nic Pizzolatto by Frederick M. Brown - © 2014 - Getty Images Entertainment - Image courtesy gettyimages.com
Cover by Sylvain Cordurié (http://sylvaincordurie.over-blog.com/), French edition of Robert M. Price (ed.), "The Hastur Cycle", Oriflam, January 2000, ISBN 2-912979-06-4. (via Wikipedia)
Dominique Signoret (http://signodom.club.fr/) - An artist's visual representation of the Elder God Cthulu. (via Wikipedia)
Dominique Signoret (http://signodom.club.fr/) – Vision d’artiste de Yog-Sothoth. (via Wikipedia)


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