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All told, the sequence clocks in at around six minutes. Fukunaga and the crew ran through the whole thing seven times while the cameras were rolling. The director built in possible edit points if two takes had to be combined to make the perfect version of the shot, but anyone who is wondering should know that the sequence everyone saw in the episode is, in fact, a true single take and one of the great achievements of filmmaking for television - True Detective: How Did They Pull Off That Final Shot?

Angel hirarchies

potatoes-in-a-casket:

From the book “Angels” by Malcolm Godwin.
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The angels in Heaven are divided into 3 triads, the Superior one, the Intermediate and the Inferior. Each triad is divided into 3 groups of angels, the choruses, numbered from first to ninth, starting in the Superior…

mishasminions:

MY FRIEND AND I WERE RE-WATCHING 9x09 AND SHE WAS LIKE, “THAT SMILE CAS IS SMILING IS SUCH A DEAN SMILE”