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Cliches: Yay or Nay?

Yes, they are good and certainly beneficial to filmmaking.
2
8%
Yes, but they have downsides.
9
38%
No, but they have upsides.
11
46%
No, they are bad and not beneficial to filmaking.
2
8%
 
Total votes : 24

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Postby Treadwellia » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:49 am

Any major, Christian character in a film is automatically Catholic.

Alzheimer's patients in film or TV always go from perfect health to immediate end stages in minimal time.

Elderly men are usually the comic relief, widowers, or both.

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Postby Free Arabian Nation » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:51 am

Treadwellia wrote:Any major, Christian character in a film is automatically Catholic.

Alzheimer's patients in film or TV always go from perfect health to immediate end stages in minimal time.

Elderly men are usually the comic relief, widowers, or both.

The third is correct IRL though
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Postby Myfanwyski » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:23 pm

laughter at the end of nearly every sentence in us tv comedies. is the canned laughter machine is operated by a bored chimpanze who wins rewards for pressing tit.

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Postby New haven america » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 pm

Are there clichés you actually like?
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Postby Jraden » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:34 am

I’m a sucker for enemies-to-friends-to lovers, no matter how cliche it is.

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Postby The Biggles Syndicate » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:35 am

Myfanwyski wrote:laughter at the end of nearly every sentence in us tv comedies. is the canned laughter machine is operated by a bored chimpanze who wins rewards for pressing tit.

It's also the button to cancel Police Squad.

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Postby Xmara » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:07 pm

Treadwellia wrote:Alzheimer's patients in film or TV always go from perfect health to immediate end stages in minimal time.


This is one that always bothered me in particular, as someone who lived with an Alzheimer's patient for 5 years.

Also, not a cliche, but something that bugged me in a movie that I've since forgotten the name of: a biologist character took a DNA sample from another character, stuck the sample on a machine, and a gel picture instantly appeared on the computer screen and he was instantly able to figure out pretty much everything about the individual.

I've worked with DNA samples before. That is not how it works.
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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:10 pm

I dislike the cliche of the asshole getting the best girl honestly.

I get it, some girls like that(And no clue why personally), but, I feel it encourages an unhealthy perspective.
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Dahon wrote:
... is this kinky?

Not until a rolled up magazine is used.

Kowani wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:....
To be fair that's probably what most AOC, Gillum, and Bernie supporters think it is.

Which....

Guys..

Americans think they're Socialist but are not.

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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:11 pm

New haven america wrote:Are there clichés you actually like?

The hero playing the villain cliche.

And the villainous speech cliche.

And the villainous elegance cliche.
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Petrasylvania wrote:
Dahon wrote:
... is this kinky?

Not until a rolled up magazine is used.

Kowani wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:....
To be fair that's probably what most AOC, Gillum, and Bernie supporters think it is.

Which....

Guys..

Americans think they're Socialist but are not.

AMERICA IS A LIE!

... I don’t know how to respond to this.

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Postby Myfanwyski » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:29 pm

Certain phrases which telegraph that they're going to be a cropper. Something similar is the unknown redshirt on a star trek landing party shouldn't make plans for their retirement.

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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:55 pm

Myfanwyski wrote:Certain phrases which telegraph that they're going to be a cropper. Something similar is the unknown redshirt on a star trek landing party shouldn't make plans for their retirement.

OH NO REDSHIRT 758653459 WAS JUST 47853463 DAYS AWAY FROM RETIREMENT!
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Petrasylvania wrote:
Dahon wrote:
... is this kinky?

Not until a rolled up magazine is used.

Kowani wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:....
To be fair that's probably what most AOC, Gillum, and Bernie supporters think it is.

Which....

Guys..

Americans think they're Socialist but are not.

AMERICA IS A LIE!

... I don’t know how to respond to this.

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Postby Valentine Z » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:59 pm

YOU ARE THE CHOSEN ONE. THE PROPHECY SAYS SO.




And horror movie tropes.

"Duuuuh, let's split up!"
"We should totally go into this house!"
"We need to move on. This is the new home for our family. A home with an... unknown past."
"I'm going to fight something with my fists. Screw trying to get a makeshift spear."




"You see, my evil plans for this world... is to [very, very accurate plan here, all for the hero]."

"I'm going to spare you." No, no, no... villain or hero, you don't usually spare someone, or you will get yourself a movie sequel.
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Postby Derika » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:02 pm

I hate the romantic cliche... I don't watch them, but it's the same trend. I can tell.

Boy meets girl.
Boy and girl fall in love.
Boy and girl fight and break up.
Boy and girl make up and get back together.

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Postby The New California Republic » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:15 pm

People saying "obviously", "basically", "at the end of the day", etc. Fucking awful.
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Postby Dresderstan » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:16 pm

The New California Republic wrote:People saying "obviously", "basically", "at the end of the day", etc. Fucking awful.

Well, obviously we have them, because basically at the end of the day, that's just how it is. :p
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Postby Kowani » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:19 pm

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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:39 pm

Derika wrote:I hate the romantic cliche... I don't watch them, but it's the same trend. I can tell.

Boy meets girl.
Boy and girl fall in love.
Boy and girl fight and break up.
Boy and girl make up and get back together.

Happens in real life though. :p
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Petrasylvania wrote:
Dahon wrote:
... is this kinky?

Not until a rolled up magazine is used.

Kowani wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:....
To be fair that's probably what most AOC, Gillum, and Bernie supporters think it is.

Which....

Guys..

Americans think they're Socialist but are not.

AMERICA IS A LIE!

... I don’t know how to respond to this.

This nation's Policies partially represent my views, partially are experimental, same thing with how my nation is in RP.
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Postby Xmara » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:42 pm

The love interest rejecting the hero again and again until the hero saves the LI’s life, and then the LI suddenly is in love with the hero.

Like, the LI will treat the hero horribly, but the second the hero saves LI’s life, it’s like nothing negative ever happened between them and the LI becomes madly in love with the hero.
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Eternal Lotharia
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Postby Eternal Lotharia » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:05 pm

Xmara wrote:The love interest rejecting the hero again and again until the hero saves the LI’s life, and then the LI suddenly is in love with the hero.

Like, the LI will treat the hero horribly, but the second the hero saves LI’s life, it’s like nothing negative ever happened between them and the LI becomes madly in love with the hero.

To me actually that seems to be them realizing that despite their flaws, they're dependable.
Preferred Tickets:
Amy Klobuchar/Steve Bullock 2020, Joe Biden/Sherrod Brown 2020, Bernie Sanders/Yang 2020, Beto/Inslee 2020, Harris/Ojeda 2020

Petrasylvania wrote:
Dahon wrote:
... is this kinky?

Not until a rolled up magazine is used.

Kowani wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:....
To be fair that's probably what most AOC, Gillum, and Bernie supporters think it is.

Which....

Guys..

Americans think they're Socialist but are not.

AMERICA IS A LIE!

... I don’t know how to respond to this.

This nation's Policies partially represent my views, partially are experimental, same thing with how my nation is in RP.
Left-Wing Christian Pro-Life Pragmatic Populist. Oregonian.

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