Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Show Your “Cards”

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If, in this second decade of the 21st century, the popularity of a TV series can be judged by the number of folks who want to try their hands at refashioning its opening title sequence, then Netflix’s often-cutthroat American political drama, House of Cards--now in its third season--is very popular indeed.

The fan-made videos below were found on YouTube. They all employ the same sort of time-lapse photography used in the original House of Cards introduction (embedded above), and every one of them features Jeff Beal’s theme music. However, the first nine imagine the series’ action being moved to other cities than Washington, D.C. (a real treat for someone like me, who enjoys traveling). Clips 10 and 11 provide an identical style of opening, but adapt it to other familiar TV programs, while the final clip reworks the House of Cards introduction in imitation of another admired political drama.

New Orleans, Louisiana
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Vienna, Austria
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Budapest, Hungary
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Paris, France
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Pisa, Italy
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Brasília, Brazil
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Beijing, China
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Breaking Bad TV opening, House of Cards-style
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Sherlock TV opening, House of Cards-style
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House of Cards TV opening, The West Wing-style
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