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"House of Cards"

by Aaron 2 months ago in movie review
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Two years later, in the face of repeated illness and trivia, I picked up the thought-provoking drama House of Cards to examine the past and reflect on the present.

Two years later, in the face of repeated illness and trivia, I picked up the thought-provoking drama House of Cards to examine the past and reflect on the present.

If I was surprised and amazed at the power and ambition of "House of Cards" when I just came out of high school and faced a more complicated college life, what I am left with now is my pursuit of power change and my admiration for Underwood's oily and cunning. Knowing Underwood two years ago made me go from the ignorance of spring to the enthusiasm of summer, but now reflection and review make me step into the maturity of autumn.

Francis Underwood's confessions are repeated throughout the show, speaking to the audience, confessing himself and making sarcastic remarks. He moved the audience by telling the story of his father's death, while telling them that it was a lie, but it worked. As long as the mind is clear, the character is strong, the art of gaining the heart, is really built on the art of words.

A film about politics must give power to the most important thing. "Power is an old stone building that can stand for hundreds of years," the actor says, adding, "Power is like real estate. Location is everything. The closer you are to the center, the more valuable your property is." Power is a virtual existence, but the power of power is that it can be transformed into tangible and powerful physical objects at any time to give people a sense of pressure. By contrast, money may seem attractive, but power is not enough. But sometimes power is like water in a cup. When it is full, it spills over, and this becomes excessive power. What is excessive power? When a person is also Underwood's choice: for the ultimate goal to violate morality, abandon fear, recklessly take risks, it becomes excessive, about his ability and unable to control.

Like many a perfect first episode, "House of Cards" has a clear and powerful beginning: a path of contradictions, suspense and clues, and Mrs. Underwood's appearance is stunning. Mrs. Underwood shows complete independence and male control, which, as Nietzsche put it, "loves the desire more than the object of desire." When Underwood returns home in a bad mood, Mrs. Underwood will wait for him, comforting him for 30 seconds and encouraging him all night long. When her needs cannot be met, she jumps out of Underwood to seek more abundant sources to enrich herself. As she said, "You should be angry. . I want to see more from you. You deserve better. . My husband never apologizes, even to me."

Throughout the series, there are things that only Underwood can do, but he does it on behalf of the interests of the couple. From the beginning of the campaign to the recovery of dignity, the women of this community share the ambition, the resourcefulness and the power of the other half. Such a couple relationship, sometimes like a combat team, individual efficiency is superb, and cover each other, stretched out claws to the outside world; At times their "love" is, as Underwood puts it, "more than a shark loves blood" -- the look of a predator joining forces for a larger purpose. Every episode has a scene where the two come home to a window of darkness, drink, talk, and a cigarette is passed from one to the other. Their warmth and romance comes from their mutual connection in the struggle for power and power. The stronger the desire for power, the stronger their feelings. The quiet, reclusive side of Mrs. Underwood is no match for the combative, bloodthirsty side.

From its birth to now, politics has become civilized and gentle with time. In ancient times, the struggle for power always saw blood. In modern politics, persuasion was chosen to cover up the dirty heart. But often no single approach can defeat an opponent, so Underwood chooses all options -- sleeping with the "mouth" reporter Zoe, pushing her into the subway before the story is revealed; Donald, who has taken advantage of political disagreements, turns his wife's death into a partner..... It all happened fast and dirty. But from the moment he entered politics, the muddy hands of politics gripped Underwood's heart until the day he was finished by the stench.

The show shows, at its best, that American politics is the "art of persuasion". American Federalist Hamilton said, "The more power flows through the natural channels of human emotion, the less need there is to resort to violence and terrible methods of coercion." By persuading others to gain control over others, manipulate others, also have more power.

The United States has the British style of gentleman politics and the separation of powers. The Congress is in charge of legislation. The establishment and implementation of bills depend on presentation, debate and persuasion, and even the election and voting of members of the House and Senate also depend on persuasion and persuasion. Therefore, Underwood's main means to implement the scheme is the effort of three-inch tongue - persuasion. To threaten the used, to pretend sincerity to the enemy, to offer rewards to the colleagues, to inspire the courage of the young, to present logic and new ideas on Capitol Hill; It makes the media stir, guides the government, parties and the public, and creates public opinion. As a result, speeches, conversations, metaphors, puns, ironies, and logical reversals abound. Even the bemply Congressman Russell had two brilliant "persuasion" plots. Once to workers hostile to him, and once to the vice president hostile to him. And "persuasion" taken to the extreme is a lie, a bluff. Underwood, a worldly cynic, knows this.

There are several explanations for the meaning of "House of Cards." Card games, often need to bluff, with exquisite acting skills so that others can not judge your hand, so as to upset the other side to win the final victory. With cards clutched in his hand, finish the game with his art.

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