Videos: House of Cards Yellow and Blue Formula Exposed; Linguists Examine Kevin Spacey’s Southern Accent
Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
If you’re like me, you’re busy binging your way through House of Cards season 3 (please, no spoilers) and are currently invested in the drama. I thought today would be a good time to highlight two new House of Cards videos which have been making their way across the interwebs.
The first is a House of Cards yellow and blue conspiracy theory video essay which attempts to prove that the show’s sophisticated look is actually just composed using a simple color formula. You might remember the orange/blue movie poster formula we highlighted almost six years ago — you weren’t able to look at movie posters the same afterwards, will you be able to watch House of Cards without noticing this simple composition breakdown?
The second video, linguists examine the history behind Frank Underwood’s accent and specifically why Kevin Spacey‘s accent in House of Cards sounds off. Watch the House of Cards yellow and blue video and the Frank Underwood accent video after the jump.
House of Cards Yellow and Blue
In this Slate-produced video, we see a supercut of scenes from the first two seasons of House of Cards that feature a simple composition formula. The House of Cards blue and yellow formula is broken down on screen, showcasing a number of scenes from the series — will you be able to ignore it next time you watch the show?
Why Kevin Spacey’s accent in House of Cards sounds off
Watch this VOX-produced video which examines the linguistics behind Kevin Spacey’s Southern accent in House of Cards.
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