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How Movies and Tv Give Life to the Mundane Text Message

House of Cards, texting

House of Cards gets in a scene within a scene using text messaging.

In the last decade, movies and television have sprouted a new plot weakness: if tension hinged in any way on a situation that could have been solved by a simple cell phone call or text message, the call was never placed and the text was never sent.

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