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    Movie Cliches

    At the suggestion of hibbyradge, here's the Movie Cliche thread.

    One that drives me mad is when police go to interview a witness or someone who might know something, the person always carries on working while they talk to the police. The car mechanic fixing a car, the warehouseman loading boxes, etc.
    That's no' gonny happen in real life.

    Also, the mad cluster of photographers outside court rooms with their cameras flashing along with a hundred microphones stuck in the face of the exiting main character in the movie.


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    Nice one, Snooky.

    Americans who salute very hard.

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    Food and drinks being ordered then left after one bite, sip etc
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    Food and drinks being ordered then left after one bite, sip etc
    I can't help thinking, I would have necked that.
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    Because of movies, I now always carry a paper clip.

    Locks, handcuffs, broken electrical circuits ...
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    Putting the phone down without saying goodbye.

    Making a date on the phone without arranging a location or ETA. 'do you want to go for a drink tomorrow?' 'uhh, yeah I'd love that'. 'take it easy'. End of conversation. WHERE Are You meeting her you stupid ****??

    Person A has a confession. Person A attempts to confess to person B, but Person B unrealistically interrupts to the extent to which Person doesn't get secret out. Person B then says 'what were you going to say a minute ago? Person A then looks sheepish and says' oh, it was nothing'. This secret comes out in the film later on, Person B is then furious with Person A for not confessing earlier. Always happens in soap operas in particular.

    Chandeliers are only in movies if someone's going to swing from them or otherwise use them as a prop/riddle them with bullets.

    Cars crashing usually result in the petrol leaking and frequently blowing up.

    Arabs in movies will usually steal stuff.

    When a character is getting chased, or trying to escape something, keys never go in locks easily.

    Coughs or sneezes always lead to serious illness/death later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    When a character is getting chased, or trying to escape something, keys never go in locks easily.
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    Young women that can't run through a forest without falling.

    Folks vehicles that won't start when being chased by a deranged killer.

    People taking drinks from cups that patently don't have anything in them.

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    whole movie plots that rely on miscommunication
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    People who can drive for long periods of time without taking their eyes off the person in the passenger seat.
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    Sex in many American movies/TV dramas never requires bra removal.
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    In any romcom men behaving in a manner that would see most of us arrested and charged with stalking if we acted like that in real life.

    Horror movies in which the prospective murder victims always run upstairs and trap themselves there rather than out into the street where a neighbour would almost definitely hear them screaming.

    Folk firing guns with amazing accuracy and almost no recoil at all.

    Bad guys who have the hero at their mercy but engage in a lengthy monologue before finishing the job.

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    Sex in many American movies/TV dramas never requires bra removal.

    But, but...

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    Crashing cars always scatter big piles of boxes which are often filled with fruit.

    Rom Com women's shopping bags always have a baguette or a bunch of celery sticking out.

    When the hero/heroine is on the point of being shot/stabbed/pushed off a cliff, there's always someone you have temporarily forgotten about who will regain consciousness, realise what's happening, and save the day.

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    German soldiers who never seem to be able to shoot straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibrandenburg View Post
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    all baddies who never seem to be able to shoot straight.
    ftfy.
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    People who can drive for long periods of time without taking their eyes off the person in the passenger seat.
    And nobody needs a pee as soon as they get in the car as well.

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    People getting bonked once on the head (eg. with a 4x2) and get knocked out. After the required length of time they come round, rub and/or shake their head, and they're absolutely fine. This is almost impossible in real life.

    People can hack any computer, anywhere, without ever using a mouse and without the computer freezing or crashing (or even making you wait 45 minutes during the installation of the latest windows update). Also the vast majority of people using computers in films can touch type.

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    Detectives or spies on stake out directly across the street from the target premises.
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    Young women that can't run through a forest without falling.

    Folks vehicles that won't start when being chased by a deranged killer.

    People taking drinks from cups that patently don't have anything in them.
    Have you ever ran through a forest? Its not easy 😁

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    cop films, usually the 'buddy cop' film who can go on mental rampages through the streets, explosions, gun fights with flippin anti aircraft guns the lot as though its the norm in a busy city. And there is never any pedestrians injured in it.

    rom coms are a total waste of time as I have pointed our many times to peeopl who have tried to get me to watch. I can tell you the story before its started. guy is a knob, splits from wife/girlfriend, makes some cheesy deceleration of love after an hour of pointless film watching and they live happily ever after.

    bad guys gun always jams/runs out of bullets just as 'hero' is about to be executed. Later on in the film excecution is no longer a valid method and he must be taken alive to the main bad guy who, as someone else said, will engage in a dialog long enough for him to escape/backup arrives/managed to kill said main bad guy.

    someone will always be beaten to a pulp, usually by some massive brute but will always manage to get enough energy to get in a knockout blow out of nowhere.

    Same lines, normal guy will punch huge brute who laughs as he is just so damn tough and good guy is captured, but later in the film every punch hurts said brute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    Detectives or spies on stake out directly across the street from the target premises.
    Sorry for quoting myself, but ...

    When the bad guy eventually leaves the watched premises in a car, and the cops or spies who've been sitting directly outside on stake out decide to tail him, they turn the engine and headlights on immediately, and follow directly behind. That bugs me every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    Sorry for quoting myself, but ...

    When the bad guy eventually leaves the watched premises in a car, and the cops or spies who've been sitting directly outside on stake out decide to tail him, they turn the engine and headlights on immediately, and follow directly behind. That bugs me every time.
    This is a great thread btw.......also see sitting in car outside shop/club waiting on person who so happens to enter/leave just as the stake out person takes their eye away (drops a doughnut or somthing equally as cliche)

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    horror films where the (invariably) young girl moves round the big scary house without ever thinking about putting a light on!!

    Cop films where the baddy always runs up!
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    Military computers with displays from the 60s like gui never happened.

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    In a big car chase scene despite driving at ridiculous speeds, on pavements, through markets and so on you rarely see any passers by injured.

    People outrunning explosions. Dynamite has a detonation velocity of about 2000 metres per second yet Tom Cruise runs away from it whilst barely sprinting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Dynamite has a detonation velocity of about 2000 metres per second
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    When something comes on the TV directly relating to or the solve of the problem they are having.
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    Folk in films seem to get parked awfy easily. There is always a space right in front of the building they are heading to.

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