House of Cards
It has been quite a while since I talked about a series or a movie on this blog. Such a pity though since there is so much to talk about, right? The plots, the actors, the styling, the interiors…there are many, many things worth mentioning. Think The Talented Mr Ripley, Brideshead Revisited, The Godfather or Atonement. Today I would like to start sharing some of my favourites and I really hope that you are going to enjoy this new section on Definitely Golden.
Our starting point: House of Cards. Netflix did a smart move and released all 13 episodes of the political drama at once. This fact alone caused quite a stir and yet, it was not the only one. David Fincher who is known for movies such as Fight Club and The Social Network produced the pilot and with that, ventured the first time into television territory. The same goes for Kevin Spacey. He and Robin Wright are bringing Francis and Claire Underwood to life, the central couple of the series. Their all-consuming jobs (he is a congressman, she is a charity runner) define their relationship in a troubling way. It would be probably exaggerated to say that House of Cards painted the first truthful picture of a couple. But, there is surely a lot more depth and truth in their behaviour and feelings than what we are normally used to see.
So yes, the acting alone is brilliant and reason enough to give this series a go. And yet, there is more. The interiors, from the utterly perfect apartment to the most shabby one. The wardrobe of the characters, from the well cut suits to the beautifully tailored dresses. Everything has been chosen with a lot of care and attention to detail and leads to a special atmosphere which brushes slightly the dark and at the same time touches at the most luxurious.
Needless to say that I’m awaiting the next season with bated breath.
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