Tarot in “Carnivàle”

A partial overview of the deck from the introduction of “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
The opening of “Carnivàle” won the 2004 Emmy Award for Oustanding Main Title Design — copyright 2003 by HBO.
The Moon and the Sun cards from the opening of “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
Many historical Tarot decks bear exquisite, detailed paintings that serve as visual narratives, and that carry the symbolism of the artistic periods in which they were created — author’s collection.
Sofie spreads the cards in “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
The background of Josse Lieferinxe’s “Crucifixion” became the Magician’s card in the opening of “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
The French Tarot de Marseille is one of the oldest and most culturally significant Tarot decks in history — author’s collection.
Raphael’s Archangel Michael became the King of Swords — public domain.
Ben Hawkins’s first exposure to Tarot in “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
The Magician card from the officially released Carnivàle Tarot deck — copyright 2003 by HBO.
A clash between the Romans and the Carthaginians becomes a multi-dimensional panorama in “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
The Magician card in “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
Many variants of the Rider-Waite-Smith decks exist — author’s collection.
The backs of Sofie’s cards in “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
Sofie unwraps her Tarot deck in “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
The French version of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck was used by Sofie’s character — author’s collection.
Ben Hawkins finds the mysterious card in “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
Unmodified cards from the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, with the copyright notice visible, in “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
Le Passeur as first seen by Ben Hawkins in “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
The exquisitely painted 15th-century Visconti-Sforza is the oldest surviving deck of cards which would evolve into the modern Tarot — author’s collection.
Website for “Fate: the Carnivàle Game” — copyright 2003 by HBO.
Sofie glances at le Passeur in “Carnivàle” — copyright 2003 by HBO.

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