Sometimes in film, the simplest, most elemental parts of our lives are the hardest to capture accurately. In this clip, Tony Zhou from Every Frame A Painting, breaks down how we moved from the intolerably cheesy and completely unrealistic texting depictions of shows like Dexter, to the now-standard on-screen convention.
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