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Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« on: January 07, 2021, 09:47:40 PM »
I'm writing a screenplay and I'm trying to describe the expression below. "Passive aggressive smirk" is kind of in the right ballpark, but I'm not sure it's 100% right.


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Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2021, 09:49:17 PM »
Supercilious

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 09:51:02 PM »
Chinny reckon

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 09:57:11 PM »
haughty smirk?

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Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 09:58:44 PM »
Simper, maybe. Either that or smug smile.

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2021, 09:59:20 PM »
Sneer.

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Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2021, 09:59:31 PM »
Surely the best thing is to not write a screenplay that's already been written and filmed?


(b'boom, etc)

Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2021, 09:59:53 PM »
The sort of patronising smile you wear when you are waiting for the person you're talking to to stop speaking before you come in with something which was fully formed before they even started, confident that nothing they would say could possibly require you to revise.  Though I suppose that isn't really a 'term'.

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2021, 10:01:06 PM »
Condescending?

Fake Edit - it is quite patronising too. I hate her.

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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2021, 10:01:37 PM »
Patronising/condescending

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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2021, 10:02:08 PM »
My dog makes that face when she’s curling one off

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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2021, 10:07:11 PM »
Priti Patelling?


Actually I think TrenterPercenter is right

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Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2021, 10:09:30 PM »
Witch’s Tickle

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Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2021, 10:10:47 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions all

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Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2021, 10:17:11 PM »
O face.

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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2021, 10:25:40 PM »
cunt

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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2021, 10:31:26 PM »
Shit eating grin

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Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2021, 10:32:00 PM »
Coffee through nose.

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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2021, 10:32:51 PM »
Barely concealed contempt.

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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2021, 10:37:48 PM »

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Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2021, 10:37:56 PM »
Cunt Of Death impression.

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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2021, 10:39:21 PM »
That's a 'You thought you could get away with a silent but dealdy' type of look. As sported by Mrs J on a regular basis.

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Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2021, 11:04:53 PM »
The sort of patronising smile you wear when you are waiting for the person you're talking to to stop speaking before you come in with something which was fully formed before they even started, confident that nothing they would say could possibly require you to revise.  Though I suppose that isn't really a 'term'.

this is a great answer, gg

can someone post another pic, no Hans etc until at least page 4

Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2021, 11:20:00 PM »
Tongueless belm

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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2021, 11:24:43 PM »
I'm swallowing. Happy birthday okay?

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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2021, 11:31:24 PM »
A scowl disguised as a smile.

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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2021, 11:43:36 PM »
Tongueless belm

That's a beautiful combination of words, and is also spot on.

If I was qualifying the expression I'd say it was "tight" or "strained". I haven't seen the scene that still is from so I don't have that context, but rather than haughty or supercillious, I'm seeing it more as a sort of exasperated charade of being pleased/content, thinly veiling worry or unhappiness.

Not a million miles away from the taut purse-lipped smile Renee Zellweger pulls a lot in the Bridget Jones films (generally when dealing with humiliating situations or fending off invasive questions about her love life - again, can't remember exactly what's happening in the below scene, but you get the idea)


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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2021, 12:33:11 AM »
That's a beautiful combination of words, and is also spot on.

If I was qualifying the expression I'd say it was "tight" or "strained". I haven't seen the scene that still is from so I don't have that context, but rather than haughty or supercillious, I'm seeing it more as a sort of exasperated charade of being pleased/content, thinly veiling worry or unhappiness.

Not a million miles away from the taut purse-lipped smile Renee Zellweger pulls a lot in the Bridget Jones films (generally when dealing with humiliating situations or fending off invasive questions about her love life - again, can't remember exactly what's happening in the below scene, but you get the idea)



Aye, she's the queen of this... whatever it is.

Although, Anna Maxwell Martin is quite good too (can't find a good photo to illustrate though)


Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2021, 12:34:16 AM »
On reflection, does 'rictus grin' capture it?

Re: Can anyone help me finding the term for this expression
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2021, 02:11:34 AM »
I believe it could also, at a push, be described as a Sling Blade.

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