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MrUbiquitous
MrUbiquitous
Opening Credits..when Dexter swats the mosquito.. incongruity..
Sep 28 2011, 12:49 PM EDT | Post edited: Sep 28 2011, 12:49 PM EDT
I have only started watching Dexter this year and am on S01E07. This may be a trivial thing, and I am surprised it has not been mentioned before.. but does anyone notice when Dexter swats the mosquito..there is no possible way his right hand can swat the mosquito on his left arm from this angle, and the hand that swats his left arm is actually a left hand. Does anyone notice this? Just a funny fact.... ;) 3  out of 3 found this valuable. Do you?    
ZizzyB23
ZizzyB23
1. RE: Opening Credits..when Dexter swats the mosquito.. incongruity..
Sep 28 2011, 4:51 PM EDT | Post edited: Sep 28 2011, 4:51 PM EDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej8-Rqo-VT4

I don't see a problem here. When I look at it, what I see is a mosquito landing on his right arm and him swatting it with his left hand.
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MrUbiquitous
MrUbiquitous
2. RE: Opening Credits..when Dexter swats the mosquito.. incongruity..
Sep 29 2011, 2:29 AM EDT | Post edited: Sep 29 2011, 2:29 AM EDT
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej8-Rqo-VT4

I don't see a problem here. When I look at it, what I see is a mosquito landing on his right arm and him swatting it with his left hand."
If you see it in HD it is a little clearer. He is laying on his stomach on what looks like his bed, head facing left looking at the mosquito biting him on his arm between the l. elbow and his l. shoulder. You can see the thickness of shoulder as opposed to the angularity of a forearm and wrist. The hand that swats the mosquito comes in perpendicular to his upper arm, there is no way his other hand can do this, try it yourself. Also, look at his thumb...it is toward his face. It could only be a L. Hand that swatted the mosquito. His upper left arm is being swatted by his l. hand, impossible...esp. at that angle. Maybe I am out of my gourd but this is what it looks like to me.
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TonightISTheNight
TonightISTheNight
3. RE: Opening Credits..when Dexter swats the mosquito.. incongruity..
Oct 3 2011, 6:20 PM EDT | Post edited: Oct 3 2011, 6:20 PM EDT
Lol. You really pay attention to details ;)

Also on the opening credits I think the lock on dexs door say dexter...i can deffinately make out dex in hd when he locks it..
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FreeeeePorn
4. RE: Opening Credits..when Dexter swats the mosquito.. incongruity..
Oct 4 2011, 6:57 PM EDT | Post edited: Oct 4 2011, 6:57 PM EDT
Here is my thought on the subject...I believe what you're really looking at is Dexter in the fetal position with his R. Arm sticking straight out. The "thickness of shoulder" is truly his R. bicep and the mosquito lands on his forearm, which he then slaps with his L. Hand...the angle of the camera would be beside the wrist... I hope this makes sense. So I believe they had it right, but with a weird camera angle, it does look confusing 5  out of 5 found this valuable. Do you?    
MrUbiquitous
MrUbiquitous
5. RE: Opening Credits..when Dexter swats the mosquito.. incongruity..
Oct 4 2011, 8:39 PM EDT | Post edited: Oct 4 2011, 8:39 PM EDT
Yep, I see it now. I think you are right! lol wow, and I was starting to get a bit of a bloated head by being the next detective. thanks for helping me deflate. ;) 3  out of 5 found this valuable. Do you?    

DextersMosquito
6. RE: Opening Credits..when Dexter swats the mosquito.. incongruity..
Mar 12 2013, 7:40 PM EDT | Post edited: Mar 12 2013, 7:40 PM EDT
What you see is a lock made by Defiant.I can see the DEFIA while freeze framing the dvd on my 50 inch tv. Do you find this valuable?    

DextersMosquito
7. RE: Opening Credits..when Dexter swats the mosquito.. incongruity..
Mar 12 2013, 7:42 PM EDT | Post edited: Mar 12 2013, 7:42 PM EDT
He actually doesn't even swat the mosquito at all.Must not have wanted to harm a mosquito and get Peta mad.I watched it frame by frame. Do you find this valuable?    

Sexter
8. RE: Opening Credits..when Dexter swats the mosquito.. incongruity..
Apr 30 2013, 12:56 PM EDT | Post edited: Apr 30 2013, 12:56 PM EDT
Yes it is not possible and it was shot like this deliberately... The entire opening credits is a metaphor based reflection on Dexter's characters... Notice the shots angles and emphasis.. Just like the shoe laces represents strangling , the impossible mosquito swat represents Dex as an unexpected striking killer... It emphasizes his great element of surprise when he strikes... Also the mosquito is knows to be fulled of blood... 1  out of 1 found this valuable. Do you?