Sunday, September 22, 2013
House of Cards
Potus & friends have become rather common features in US visual media. Bad-ass main characters are also much easier to come by than they used to be.
Yet, the combination of the names Fincher, Spacey, Wright and Mara did get my hopes up.
And obviously, they vouch for quality! An undeniably Shakespearean quality, as it turns out : Apartes, apostrophes, brilliant actors, eloquent dialogue, plotting and scheming... This is 'Julius Caesar' or 'Richard III' in contemporary form. Only the iambic pentameter is missing.
Problem is, the Bard's plays are 400 years old. Art is immortal and this truly speaks to me - but I confess I did expect something more cutting-edge from someone as proficient as David Fincher.