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Article: True Detective (TV series)
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== Influences ==
 
== Influences ==
In addition to being overtly influenced and inspired by pulp detective fiction, ''True Detective'' incorporates elements and themes from the [[weird fiction|weird]] [[supernatural horror]] genre. This includes quotations from and direct references to [[Robert W. Chambers]]' classic 1895 book ''[[The King in Yellow]]'' and lines of dialogue directly inspired by the works of modern-day cult horror author [[Thomas Ligotti]]. The series' writer and showrunner, [[Nic Pizzolatto]], has directly acknowledged and commented on these influences in an interview given to ''[[The Wall Street Journal]]''.<ref>{{cite web |first=Michael |last=Calia |title=Writer Nic Pizzolatto on Thomas Ligotti and the Weird Secrets of 'True Detective' |url=http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/02/02/writer-nic-pizzolatto-on-thomas-ligotti-and-the-weird-secrets-of-true-detective/ |work=The Wall Street Journal |date=February 2, 2014 |accessdate=February 23, 2014}}</ref> In the same article Pizzolatto recommends modern-day horror authors [[Karl Edward Wagner]], [[Laird Barron]], John Langan, Simon Strantzas and the recent anthology ''A Season in Carcosa''. Pizzolatto also mentions as influences the nihilistic philosophies in the books ''Confessions of an Antinatalist'' by Jim Crawford, ''Nihil Unbound'' by [[Ray Brassier]], ''In The Dust of This Planet'' by [[Eugene Thacker]], and ''Better Never to Have Been'' by [[David Benatar]]. ''Wall Street Journal'' writer Michael Calia has offered some commentary and analysis on these influences,<ref>{{cite web |first=Michael |last=Calia |title=The Most Shocking Thing About HBO’s 'True Detective' |url=http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/01/30/the-most-shocking-thing-about-hbos-true-detective/ |work=The Wall Street Journal |date=January 30, 2014 |accessdate=February 23, 2014}}</ref> as has the website [[io9]].<ref>{{cite web |first=Michael M. |last=Hughes |title=The One Literary Reference You Must Know to Appreciate ''True Detective'' |url=http://io9.com/the-one-literary-reference-you-must-know-to-appreciate-1523076497 |publisher=io9 |date=February 14, 2014 |accessdate=February 23, 2014}}</ref> Interest in the Chambers connection resulted in ''The King in Yellow'' shooting up into [[Amazon.com]]'s top ten bestseller list in February 2014.<ref>{{cite web |first=Anna |last=Russell |title='True Detective' References Boost 'The King in Yellow' Book |url=http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/02/20/true-detective-references-boost-the-king-in-yellow-book/ |work=The Wall Street Journal |date=February 20, 2014 |accessdate=February 23, 2014}}</ref> There has also been some discussion of the influence of [[comic book]] writers [[Alan Moore]] and [[Grant Morrison]] on the plot and philosophy of the series, as analyzed by Sam Adams at [[Indiewire]],<ref>{{cite web|last=Adams|first=Sam|date=February 21, 2014|title=The Comic Books Behind 'True Detective'|url=http://blogs.indiewire.com/criticwire/the-comic-books-behind-true-detective|publisher=Indiewire|accessdate=February 24, 2014}}</ref> initially stemming from a quote that Pizzolatto gave to ''[[The Courier-Journal]]'' in 2010.<ref>{{cite web|last=Pizzolatto|first=Nic|date=July 24, 2010|title=Influences|url=http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100725/FEATURES06/307250014/Influences-Nic-Pizzolatto-novelist|work=The Courier-Journal|accessdate=February 24, 2014}}</ref> Fukunaga also expressed interest in filmmaker [[David Lynch]], and cited Lynch's process filming ''[[Twin Peaks]]'' as an influence.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/interview-cary-fukunaga-on-hbo-series-true-detective-starring-matthew-mcconaughey-and-woody-harrelson-20130712 |title=Interview: Cary Fukunaga Talks HBO's 'True Detective,' Says Child Soldier Film 'Beasts Of No Nation' Coming Next |publisher=Indiewire |first=Jessica |last=Kiang |date=July 12, 2013 |accessdate=March 1, 2014}}</ref>
 
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In an online article Pizzolatto has cited Nietzche, EM Cioran, HP Lovecraft and Thomas Ligotti as being instrumental in the worldview of the character Rust Cohle. Two lines specifically from the first episode echo Ligotti's wording, and Cohle's philosophy is similar to the one outlined in The Conspiracy Against the Human Race.<ref>{{cite web|last=Calia|first=Michael|title=Writer Nic Pizzolatto on Thomas Ligotti and the Weird Secrets of ‘True Detective’|url=https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:MakersMark73/sandbox&action=edit&section=1|publisher=Wall Street Journal}}</ref> While he recommends samples of weird fiction to readers in the same article, he does not cite them as influences. Robert Chambers' The King in Yellow is referenced through the methodology and language of the serial killer being hunted, and due to the show's popularity the book was put in Amazon.com's top ten sales ranking by viewers. Pizzolatto spoke directly to what Chambers' ideas meant for the story in an Entertainment Weekly interview.<ref>{{cite web|last=Jensen|first=Jeff|title='True Detective' creator Nic Pizzolatto on Carcosa, hideous men, and the season 1 endgame|url=http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/02/27/true-detective-nic-pizzolatto-season-1/|publisher=Entertainment Weekly}}</ref> In the same article, he describes David Milch, David Simon, David Chase and Michael Mann as influences, as well as William Faulkner, Dashiell Hammett, and the British TV show The Sweeney. He has also cited Dennis Potter's 'The Singing Detective', Playhouse 90, The Twilight Zone, and The Untouchables as early television touchstones.<ref>{{cite web|last=Sepinwall|first=Alan|title=Series premiere review: 'True Detective' - 'The Long Bright Dark': Back in the day|url=http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/series-premiere-review-true-detective-the-long-bright-dark-back-in-the-day|publisher=Hitfix}}</ref> In a 2010 interview with the Louisville-Courier, Pizzolatto says that as a child, reading comic books by Grant Morrison and Alan Moore were some of the first things that inspired him to be a writer.<ref>{{cite web|last=Pizzolatto|first=Nic|title=Influences, Nic Pizzolatto, novelist|url=http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100725/FEATURES06/307250014/Influences-Nic-Pizzolatto-novelist|publisher=Courier Journal}}</ref> There has been online speculation as to the show's influences based on individual viewers' interpretations of the series, but these are the only confirmed statements of the author.
   
 
== Home media release ==
 
== Home media release ==
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