In the opening scene the writers of this script want to first capture your attention, and make you want to like their main character. By giving you insight to the type of per-son Francis Underwood is, along with many other tactics used, this scene gives quite the outline of what is yet to come. By strategically having other characters become distracted, it allows Francis to silently put the dog out of its misery. Francis has a persuasive mentality, and he displays it here by falsely giving hope to the dog’s owners and by con-vincing them to go inside while he “investigates”(Script: reddit.com).
As season one episode one continues, we see in the next scene a beautiful dress dazzling in the light from above. As the camera moves back we see it is Francis’ wife, Claire. By at fir...
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...hat the structure gives this series a strong backbone to work off of. Working to create an atmos-phere dedicated to the corruption of people in Washington, “House of Cards” is the epit-ome of how power and greed can bring the worst out of people. By strategically showing us Washington from a new point of view, your eyes are opened to the crude possibilities of human nature.
House of Cards. Dir. James Foley, Carl Frankloin, John D. Coles, Allen Coulter, David Fincher, Charles McDougal, Joel Schumaker, Robin Wright, and Jodie Foster. Perf. Kevin Spacey, Michael Gill, Robin Wright. Media Rights Capitol, 2013-. IMDB. Web. Feb.-Mar. 2014.
"Script: House of Cards." Reddit. N.p., 18 Feb. 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2014.
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