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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Is that the guy who played Rob O'Roy?
    Grrrrr. That's another one - Uilleann (Irish) pipes used in Scottish "historical" movie soundtracks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    Grrrrr. That's another one - Uilleann (Irish) pipes used in Scottish "historical" movie soundtracks.
    You're confusing your clichés with your peeves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    You're confusing your clichés with your peeves.
    No, for me it's become a cliché - any film with Scottish clans, etc. now automatically has Irish pipes in the background - played more often than not by an American - Eric Wrigler (who I know, and is a good guy, but that's beside the point).
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    Grrrrr. That's another one - Uilleann (Irish) pipes used in Scottish "historical" movie soundtracks.
    If it makes you feel any better, uilleann is actually Erse for elbow. At least that’s what Archie Fisher told me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saturday Boy View Post
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    If it makes you feel any better, uilleann is actually Erse for elbow. At least that’s what Archie Fisher told me
    Ha ha. Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    No, for me it's become a cliché - any film with Scottish clans, etc. now automatically has Irish pipes in the background - played more often than not by an American - Eric Wrigler (who I know, and is a good guy, but that's beside the point).
    I bow to your superior knowledge

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    Quote Originally Posted by calumhibee1 View Post
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    Not a cliche as such, but guys in movies always go to a bar, have a few whiskies and drive home yet it’s never part of the story and usually they make it home ok. What’s the deal with that? Is the drink drive limit in America a lot higher than here and you could have 3 or 4 whiskies and drive legally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    Nice one, cheers! Always wondered why it happens in movies. It’s quite often police aswell. Finish a shift, go for four or five whiskies/beers and drive home. Yet it’s never part of the story, they just get home safe and it’s never mentioned again! Doesn’t really answer that question but it’s interesting to note from that link that England’s limit is the highest in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calumhibee1 View Post
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    it’s interesting to note from that link that England’s limit is the highest in the world.


    Equal highest.
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    People never take off their shoes or boots at the door even though they've come in from the rain or snow and/or tramped across muddy fields.

    There's always dodgy dudes sitting on the steps of those NYC apartment blocks.

    An empty taxi always appear as soon as the hero/heroine hails one.

    Camera ground shots of car wheels going through a puddle are mandatory.

    Nobody smokes the last half of a cigarette (unless they are a tramp or bum).

    All commanding officers are clueless buffoons unless the part is played by John Wayne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    An empty taxi always appear as soon as the hero/heroine hails one.
    Even more incredible than that - the taxis don’t just drive right past them like they do in Edinburgh

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    Germans and Imperial Stormtroopers couldn't hit a barn door from 3 paces.

    Alien invasions always happen in the USA.

    British naval vessel captains always have a toff/southerner accent. So do the mancunians liverpudlians and welshmen in the engine room! (The Cruel Sea springs to mind).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    Limit in NZ is now 50mg too.

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    If it makes you feel any better, uilleann is actually Erse for elbow. At least that’s what Archie Fisher told me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-O View Post
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    Limit in NZ is now 50mg too.
    Hope I don't get caught and clichéd

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    A car crash anywhere near the proximity of a cliff will always result in the car skidding to a halt over the edge of the precipice. A battle of balance will then ensue, with a person moving three inches to the left enough to topple a five tonne vehicle one-way or another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    A car crash anywhere near the proximity of a cliff will always result in the car skidding to a halt over the edge of the precipice. A battle of balance will then ensue, with a person moving three inches to the left enough to topple a half tonne vehicle one-way or another.
    Ferris wheels always break down when the main character's chair is at very top.

    In western bar fights bottles smashed over someone's head never draw blood.

    Guard dogs are always subdued by tossing them a piece of meat.

    People who end up in the sea in the mid Atlantic only have to contend with 2 foot high waves.

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    Getting hit by a car and just getting up and continuing to run.
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    To help you realise that a scene is taking place in an office, a phone always rings and goes unanswered.
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    A fugitive will be in a bar when the barmaid will turn the TV channel onto a news flash with a description of the fugitive.

    Missing children adverts on milk cartons. Did this only happen in movieland or is it based on an actual practice?

    Handbrakes are rarely applied by drivers.

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    Any scene shot in New York must have a manhole cover at a crossroad with steam coming out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    A fugitive will be in a bar when the barmaid will turn the TV channel onto a news flash with a description of the fugitive.

    Missing children adverts on milk cartons. Did this only happen in movieland or is it based on an actual practice?

    Handbrakes are rarely applied by drivers.
    I'm pretty sure the milk carton thing goes happens in America, why else would it be a thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatecrasher View Post
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    I'm pretty sure the milk carton thing goes happens in America, why else would it be a thing?
    I havent been to the states for a long time so i'll defer to others who know better Always seemed peculiar to me.

    On the American theme, in movieland a main street of a small town will usually contain lots of small family owned stores like it was the 1960s and everyone is walking around talking to each other. The reality is most american small towns you get one long street where everyone drives to with a McDonalds, a Staples centre, a Walmart, Subway a JC Penney if youre lucky and thats it. And nobody walks anywhere.

    If a cornfield appears in a movie it will always be used in a chase scene, and the hero will hide in it.

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    Cop stations always have a detective just about to retire, when the crime of the century transpires and he solves it getting shot multiple times in the process.

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    Anybody getting interviewed by the police next to a noiisy machine always stays right beside it and shouts out the answers. They never think to switch the machine off or move away from it.

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    Near the knuckle detectives keep a bottle of whisky in the top drawer of a filing cabinet.

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    The mechanisms to bank vaults are always hidden behind a sheet of plaster board that can be easily kicked in, shorted out and a 3 ton, 4 foot thick steel reinforced door swings open.

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    Those American cars with the wooden panels down the side,seen loads in films but never in real life.
    Do you mean these

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