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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1140 on: April 11, 2019, 12:43:02 AM »
I hate how computers make beeping sounds in films. Typing a password? Loads of beeps. Entering it incorrectly? Bad beep. Entering it correctly?  good beep. Downloading a classified dossier? Loads of futuristic beeps and sometimes  a dial up tone.

 It's like they're typing on a fucking fisher price toy.

Are you trying to silence our computer brethren?  You'd like them to shut up, wouldn't you just?  Don't be so computerist!

Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1141 on: April 11, 2019, 04:36:39 AM »
Are you trying to silence our computer brethren?  You'd like them to shut up, wouldn't you just?  Don't be so computerist!

Yes, fuck them. Computers should be seen and not heard. I'm definitely not in the PC brigade.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1142 on: April 11, 2019, 11:27:45 AM »
I hate how computers make beeping sounds in films. Typing a password? Loads of beeps. Entering it incorrectly? Bad beep. Entering it correctly?  good beep. Downloading a classified dossier? Loads of futuristic beeps and sometimes  a dial up tone.

It's because the computers are swearing at being bashed about.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1143 on: April 11, 2019, 12:53:45 PM »
Showing people bothering the carpet with their toes

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1144 on: April 14, 2019, 11:10:46 AM »
Woman cheerily making eggs, maybe dancing as well, wearing her guy's shirt the morning after she stayed over. The flipside is of course the guy in a tight pink frilly dressing gown. But the woman in big shirt one bugs me more because she's obviously meant to look cute

I've always found this a bit irritating. It's the most overused visual device to make it clear that they had sex without showing the actual sex. It annoyed me when Elaine was wearing Jerry's shirt AND his shoes in that one episode of Seinfeld, I hope they were taking the piss with that.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1145 on: April 14, 2019, 12:29:41 PM »
Woman cheerily making eggs, maybe dancing as well, wearing her guy's shirt the morning after she stayed over. The flipside is of course the guy in a tight pink frilly dressing gown. But the woman in big shirt one bugs me more because she's obviously meant to look cute

I've always found this a bit irritating. It's the most overused visual device to make it clear that they had sex without showing the actual sex. It annoyed me when Elaine was wearing Jerry's shirt AND his shoes in that one episode of Seinfeld, I hope they were taking the piss with that.

This never occurred to me until I read this. Dead on. It is really irritating. Also cut to man with perfect torso laying back in bed with his arms behind his head and a smug grin on his face. There is only a pristine white sheet on the bed. No duvet. Always white. No stains.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1146 on: April 14, 2019, 01:34:15 PM »
I hate how computers make beeping sounds in films. Typing a password? Loads of beeps. Entering it incorrectly? Bad beep. Entering it correctly?  good beep. Downloading a classified dossier? Loads of futuristic beeps and sometimes  a dial up tone.

 It's like they're typing on a fucking fisher price toy.

I thought that was a bit of a 70s thing, when computer were big mainframes, not PCs.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1147 on: April 14, 2019, 01:52:04 PM »
Are there any films where a couple finishes nobbing and you see the woman go and piss out a load of cum to avoid a UTI?

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1148 on: April 14, 2019, 02:21:25 PM »
Someone about to receive tragic news going about their business in a really cheerful way, and talking to the bearer of the sad news in a cheerful way. when they first arrive, before they realise they have bad news, then realising something is wrong from how sombre the messenger looks.
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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1149 on: April 14, 2019, 04:07:18 PM »
I thought that was a bit of a 70s thing, when computer were big mainframes, not PCs.

Nope, still happens. Arpeggio beeps for something happening.

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« Reply #1150 on: April 14, 2019, 04:36:51 PM »
In a romcom, when the female lead unexpectedly see the guy she fancies when she's looking silly. She'll have a mudmask on or be in pyjamas or be wearing a bunny costume.

Action films that open with someone being chased by other people with guns till eventually it's revealed...it's just a practice or even better
a 3D computer simulation!

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« Reply #1151 on: April 14, 2019, 05:40:12 PM »
Woman cheerily making eggs, maybe dancing as well, wearing her guy's shirt the morning after she stayed over. The flipside is of course the guy in a tight pink frilly dressing gown. But the woman in big shirt one bugs me more because she's obviously meant to look cute


Makes me think of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIXdWK0pHmg

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« Reply #1152 on: April 14, 2019, 07:02:16 PM »
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« Reply #1153 on: April 15, 2019, 09:40:59 AM »
Action films that open with someone being chased by other people with guns till eventually it's revealed...it's just a practice or even better
a 3D computer simulation!

And whatever move or technique they keep failing in the practice/simulation will end up being one they have to do sucessfully to save the day for real later in the film, when of course they do it perfectly.

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« Reply #1154 on: April 15, 2019, 09:45:08 AM »
I don't know if this is a cliche or just making the best use of a location, but everytime there's an overhead railbridge there's always something like a DLR train riding across it at that specific moment, and if there's an airport there's always a "wow" shot of a low-flying aircraft coming in or out.

It was "wow" the first few times, I guess. It'd actually be impressive to have those locations and not do those things now.

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« Reply #1155 on: April 15, 2019, 10:49:59 AM »
And whatever move or technique they keep failing in the practice/simulation will end up being one they have to do sucessfully to save the day for real later in the film, when of course they do it perfectly.

True. Extra points if the person chasing the hero at the beginning turns out to be a villain later on and actually chases them for real at the end.

Wasn't there a cliche of a man on a date impressing a woman by getting up and playing the piano? Probably hasn't been done for a while.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1156 on: April 15, 2019, 01:30:17 PM »
Wasn't there a cliche of a man on a date impressing a woman by getting up and playing the piano? Probably hasn't been done for a while.

Not the best example, given the plot of the film and how he learns to play the piano but Groundhog Day did this.  I feel as though I've seen this trope a heck of a lot more than just that one time, though I'll be darned if I can think of another example off the top of my head.

Either way, it's a bullshit cliché.  My date was not impressed when I got up and played chopsticks on the bar's piano, nor was the management.  No second date and a lifetime ban.  The movies lied to us, man!

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« Reply #1157 on: April 15, 2019, 01:37:56 PM »
Not the best example, given the plot of the film and how he learns to play the piano but Groundhog Day did this.  I feel as though I've seen this trope a heck of a lot more than just that one time, though I'll be darned if I can think of another example off the top of my head.

I remember Spiderman 3 does it. Fast Show parodies it too with Colin Hunt. Not sure where else but sure I've seen it loads!

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« Reply #1158 on: April 15, 2019, 02:51:36 PM »
Wasn't there a cliche of a man on a date impressing a woman by getting up and playing the piano? Probably hasn't been done for a while.

Wasn't that the entire plot of La La Land?

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1159 on: April 15, 2019, 03:44:31 PM »
I don't know if this is a cliche or just making the best use of a location, but everytime there's an overhead railbridge there's always something like a DLR train riding across it at that specific moment, and if there's an airport there's always a "wow" shot of a low-flying aircraft coming in or out.

It was "wow" the first few times, I guess. It'd actually be impressive to have those locations and not do those things now.

It's in exactly the same bracket as bicycles which ALWAYS go 'ding ding' as they trundle past, even if there's nothing and no-one in their path. And cats which always say 'mew' as they pass through shots.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1160 on: April 15, 2019, 03:47:07 PM »
This never occurred to me until I read this. Dead on. It is really irritating. Also cut to man with perfect torso laying back in bed with his arms behind his head and a smug grin on his face. There is only a pristine white sheet on the bed. No duvet. Always white. No stains.

If the lady is there with him, the sheet will reach all the way up to nearly her collarbone but maybe she will move a bit and it will slide down oh no, it's later that morning and they are at work.

Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1161 on: April 21, 2019, 11:43:10 AM »
Two characters that have fallen out with each other are duped into being locked in a room together by a third character, and they’re not allowed out until they’ve settled their argument.

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« Reply #1162 on: April 21, 2019, 01:20:33 PM »
Two characters that have fallen out with each other are duped into being locked in a room together by a third character, and they’re not allowed out until they’ve settled their argument.

The first example that came to mind was the episode 'Ye Gods' from the 80's version of The Twilight Zone, in which a businessman locks two deities in his office to settle their differences...

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Ettinger calls Bacchus and arranges another meeting. Megaera and Cupid both show up at his office and he uses some incantation to keep them from leaving. Cupid apologizes to her and admits he was wrong. Megaera accepts his apology and they to fall in love again. Ettinger leaves them alone in his office to make up. Later, he goes back in to find a letter that states they hitched a ride with the window washer.

It's a ridiculously cheesy episode and very 80's.

Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1163 on: April 21, 2019, 04:06:32 PM »
If a car is destroyed by a passing alien/superhero/tank etc someone will shout ‘my car!’.

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« Reply #1164 on: April 21, 2019, 04:26:36 PM »
I don't know if anyone has mentioned him already, but that drunk cunt who witnesses something improbable, then stares at the bottle.

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« Reply #1165 on: April 21, 2019, 04:31:29 PM »
I don't know if anyone has mentioned him already, but that drunk cunt who witnesses something improbable, then stares at the bottle.

Then throws the bottle away.  Yep.  Mentioned a little way back.

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« Reply #1166 on: April 21, 2019, 04:33:02 PM »
Oh dear. Looks like I'M the cunt then.

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« Reply #1167 on: April 21, 2019, 04:34:11 PM »
These were the mentions.

Disturbed by the commotion, a tramp in an alley emerges from a dirty carboard pile with a shocked expression and holding a bottle/kitten.

Looks at what's causing the commotion, then looks at the bottle, then throws the bottle over his shoulder.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1168 on: April 21, 2019, 04:57:33 PM »
Saw a bit of the first Fast & Furious film last night, and at one point some random bloke (a Pizza Hut delivery driver) affected by all the shenanigans mutters “Goddamn street racers” which feels like cliched behaviour to me, but exactly what cliche I’m not sure.

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« Reply #1169 on: April 21, 2019, 05:06:34 PM »
Saw a bit of the first Fast & Furious film last night, and at one point some random bloke (a Pizza Hut delivery driver) affected by all the shenanigans mutters “Goddamn street racers” which feels like cliched behaviour to me, but exactly what cliche I’m not sure.

The cliché of the everyday person caught up in extraordinary goings-on/with extraordinary people, and either being comically shocked, or responding in an amusingly understated way.