Author Topic: Film cliches you want to fuck off  (Read 124579 times)

kalowski

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1680 on: August 21, 2019, 08:45:45 PM »
Related: detective has to go to asylum to interview someone, but is suddenly accosted by shrieking inmate.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1681 on: August 24, 2019, 02:13:15 PM »
Film starts with our hero in the thick of battle, valiantly fighting off dangerous robots, aliens, terrorists etc as exciting music swells. THEN it's suddenly revealed to be a computer training simulation programme and they were actually in no danger the whole time!

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« Reply #1682 on: August 24, 2019, 04:12:33 PM »
Film starts with our hero in the thick of battle, valiantly fighting off dangerous robots, aliens, terrorists etc as exciting music swells. THEN it's suddenly revealed to be a computer training simulation programme and they were actually in no danger the whole time!

It’s super clever if this introductory sequence mirrors or foreshadows the finale. Maybe there’s a particularly effective but hugely risky manoeuvre the protagonist has never been able to quite pull off during training... 

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1683 on: August 24, 2019, 04:35:44 PM »
Well I can't remember if that happens in Tomb Raider, James Bond or X-Men films that had this scene.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1684 on: August 24, 2019, 08:02:16 PM »
Well I can't remember if that happens in Tomb Raider, James Bond or X-Men films that had this scene.

Aye it's in From Russia With Love.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1685 on: August 30, 2019, 08:27:12 PM »
Someone overhearing something they shouldn't on a baby monitor.

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« Reply #1686 on: August 30, 2019, 09:39:28 PM »
These bloody things:


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« Reply #1687 on: August 30, 2019, 09:43:39 PM »
Love how in amongst that, someone appears to have sketched a voice waveform out in felt tipped pen.

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« Reply #1688 on: September 05, 2019, 09:54:20 PM »
Relatively new one: camcorder/analogue video signifying something taking place in the past (not home movie, but that can fuck off too).

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1689 on: September 06, 2019, 12:01:20 AM »
Love how in amongst that, someone appears to have sketched a voice waveform out in felt tipped pen.

I spent ages looking for this and still can’t see it. I think you’re having me on, Cobb.

Edit: found it. Bloody obvious when you know where it is. My apologies for doubting you.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1690 on: September 06, 2019, 12:07:40 AM »
winner of 1998 Up The Arse Corner, impressive

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« Reply #1691 on: September 06, 2019, 12:51:06 AM »
Relatively new one: camcorder/analogue video signifying something taking place in the past (not home movie, but that can fuck off too).

Yes, with wobbly video quality and the date/time stamp in the bottom corner.

Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1692 on: September 06, 2019, 05:47:30 AM »
Film and TV one.

Person practising an early draft of an important speech saying 'Webster's Dictionary defines xxxxxx as.....'

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« Reply #1693 on: September 06, 2019, 12:12:58 PM »
Almost certainly been mentioned already, but I saw it in a few things recently...

Someone running from a crashed vehicle which conveniently explodes when they're exactly the right distance away to be thrown to the ground by the explosion but without incurring any injuries.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1694 on: September 06, 2019, 12:22:28 PM »
Bluey-green tints. Fuck off to grave.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1695 on: September 06, 2019, 01:22:20 PM »
These bloody things:



Someone should compile a load of them and make a quiz where you have to work out which film or TV show they're from.

Edit; Someone has! https://www.vulture.com/2011/12/conspiracy-theory-wall-pop-quiz.html

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« Reply #1696 on: September 06, 2019, 01:42:06 PM »
One they've started using recently in documentary films or TV is a clip of old black and white film or B Movie that reflects what the subject of the documentary is going through at that point. Examples are the Jade Goody documentary and Montage of Heck.

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« Reply #1697 on: September 06, 2019, 01:51:00 PM »
Directors like Tarantino and Edgar Wright love things like: Character fixes a drink. Closeup of them pressing the blender on. Closeup of the blender mixing. Closeup of the blender being switched off.

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« Reply #1698 on: September 06, 2019, 02:51:17 PM »
Too much of that in Shaun of the Dead. Takes you out of the film.

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« Reply #1699 on: September 06, 2019, 03:02:18 PM »
One they've started using recently in documentary films or TV is a clip of old black and white film or B Movie that reflects what the subject of the documentary is going through at that point. Examples are the Jade Goody documentary and Montage of Heck.

I remember seeing an episode of a series on Channel 4 in the 90's that consisted of lots of clips of old b&w movies that were supposedly relevant to the storyline, but it was about 90% old clips and 10% new content and I thought it was shit.  EDIT: I remembered it was called Dream On.  I've no idea if every episode was so heavily weighted towards the old clips or if I just saw a dud one, because I never watched any more after that one.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1700 on: September 06, 2019, 03:17:35 PM »
FBI Investigator has spunk thrown at her.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1701 on: September 06, 2019, 03:50:07 PM »
I've become tired with characters on the run staying in cheap motels.  Hollywood must have that one motel room set on some studio lot they all share that gets used every day of the year.

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« Reply #1702 on: September 06, 2019, 08:32:00 PM »
I quite like random b-movie insertions in any form.

Another one is demanding food in a hostage situation (almost always pizza). The police always try and pull something and it makes matters worse.

People can go about 3 weeks without food, they're not going to starve in 6/12/24 hours. As the people who are running the show you're probably not going to be hungry because of the adrenaline, but if so pack some tracker bars or some speed.

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« Reply #1703 on: September 06, 2019, 10:59:13 PM »
"I got this."

Noticed it in something recently and was thinking how it's one of those things people say in films that I've never heard anyone say in real life, and since then I've been noticing it in bloody everything.

Sometimes it's "You got this."

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« Reply #1704 on: September 06, 2019, 11:05:54 PM »
I say 'nah it's alright, i've got it' all the time.

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« Reply #1705 on: September 07, 2019, 08:39:46 AM »
Preceded with, "A little help here?"

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1706 on: September 07, 2019, 08:47:42 AM »
Directors like Tarantino and Edgar Wright love things like: Character fixes a drink. Closeup of them pressing the blender on. Closeup of the blender mixing. Closeup of the blender being switched off.

Remember that short-lived Granada TV weekly drama called Night & Day with Lesley Joseph. early 00's? That show appropriated the Edgar Wright fast-cut montage in spades. It was quite jarring to see it implemented in that soap context. If they used this style in Coronation Street any scene in the kitchen at Roy's Rolls would be interminable.

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« Reply #1707 on: September 07, 2019, 09:56:54 AM »
Darren Aronofsky loved a bit of that in PI and Requiem.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1708 on: September 07, 2019, 05:06:10 PM »
Almost certainly been mentioned already, but I saw it in a few things recently...

Someone running from a crashed vehicle which conveniently explodes when they're exactly the right distance away to be thrown to the ground by the explosion but without incurring any injuries.

See also: being able to outrun/climb an explosion in a confined space, only for the flames to launch out of the exit at normal explosive speed as soon as the person is clear. Saw this happen twice in the space of 3 minutes in 'The World Is Not Enough' last night.

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Re: Film cliches you want to fuck off
« Reply #1709 on: September 07, 2019, 08:50:14 PM »
when a baddy says "give me anything for breakfast except eggs" then he has to leave suddenly, then eggs come and the baddy's bodyguards eat and enjoy the eggs but then they have to pretend they had no eggs because the baddy is lookin closely at them, and one lets a bit of yolk slip down his chin

Came here to post that.