This is what you do, you take Rust Cohle from True Detective and Daniel Holden from Rectify, put them in the same room. Watch those thousand yard stares and southern accents spouting poetic language battle. It’d be the event of the year.
You know the good years when you’re in them? Or do you just wait for them until you get ass cancer and realize that the good years came and went? Because there’s a feeling that — you might notice it sometime — that this feeling that life has slipped through your fingers. Like the future is behind you. Like it’s always been behind you.
You know, I cleaned up, but maybe I didn’t change. Not the way I needed to.
13:41"The King In Yellow is in there because it’s a story about a story, one that drives people to madness. Everything in True Detective is composed of questionable narratives, inner and outer, from Cohle’s view that identity is just a story we tell ourselves, to the stories about manhood that Hart tells about himself, to the not always truthful story they tell the detectives investigating them. So it made sense – to me, at least — to allude to an external narrative that that is supposed to create insanity, or as I prefer, deranged enlightenment. When I did that, a kind of secondary language began to form in the scripts, where the notion of cosmic horror became a very real part of the environment, at least for those who know Chambers’ work." — Nic Pizzolatto talking about The King in Yellow and True Detective. (via fyeahtruedetective)