Rachel Dodes looks at the rise of texting onscreen in movies/television. In  House of Cards:

Executive producer David Fincher, who directed the first two episodes of the show, decided that he wanted the texts to appear almost as text bubbles with a pale blue or gray background, depending on who was sending the message, as opposed to showing close-ups of phones. After he proposed the caption idea, Mr. Willimon showed him some clips from “Sherlock,” which depicts texts on screen as white subtitles in a Helvetica font, and asked “Is this what you had in mind?” Mr. Fincher “was a bit bummed that it had been done before,” he says. “But good ideas are good ideas.”

Indeed. I really liked the way texting was handled in House of Cards, right down to the iOS-like details. 

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    Bully.
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    As per the fact that someone’s just pointed out to John on Twitter that Hollyoaks has been doing it for years as well,...
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    Another show that did this before House of Cards: Australian soap Neighbours. It amuses me intently that Fincher had...
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    Rachel Dodes looks at the rise of texting onscreen in movies/television. In House of Cards: Indeed. I really liked the...
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    So true. Måden SMS-beskeder bliver vist på i både Sherlock og House of Cards fungerer perfekt.
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    I wonder if Apple was a paid product placement in House of Cards. I know the company has a long history of not doing...
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