House of Cards: Power vs Money

House of Cards is a brilliant TV show, that will not suit everyone’s conscience of taste. It is a new brand of what one write called ‘Washington Noir’ - a shift away from LA or NYC for film noir and a shift away from West Wing idealism for White House drama.

Kevin Spacey plays an Iago-style character throughout the TV show and here is one of his many memorable talk-to-camera speeches:

Such a waste of talent. He chose money over power. In this town, a mistake nearly everyone makes. Money is the Mc-mansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I cannot respect someone who doesn’t see the difference.

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