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True. I'm not sure what I would prefer between things that titillate vs. realism. I read that in Casino Royale, originally in the scene when Vesper is in the shower, she was suppose to be in her underwear, but I read that Craig talked the director out of it, saying that the character would have hit the shower and not have bothered to get undressed. Is that more important, or seeing some underwear...



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Action/sci-fi cliche: Huge beam coming from the sky that's threatening to destroy the earth or send down aliens or whatever. I think I've seen it in about a dozen Marvel/DC films.



Action/sci-fi cliche: Huge beam coming from the sky that's threatening to destroy the earth or send down aliens or whatever. I think I've seen it in about a dozen Marvel/DC films.
What if for the next Avengers movie, they don't have a villain who wants to destroy the world? What if the next villain's motivations are completely to steal money and be rich, and the Avengers have to stop him from stealing money? Would that be a more fresh premise, or do fans really need that end of the world beam cliche?



I hate it when there’s a scene when cops/villains/whoever break into a house & descend into the basement without turning on any lights. Watching True Detective right now & it’s the same scene again. Light switches clearly visible in the basement, but, no, both cops use high-powered flashlights. Atmospheric, but makes no sense at all.
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I haven't seen the show, but in other movies, when it comes to cops using flashlights at a crime scenes, I thought the reason why they do that is because they are not allowed to alter the crime scene, before photos are taken, or even after perhaps. Like in Seven they use flashlights in the opening crime scene, but I thought it was not to alter it?



How would flipping a lightswitch alter a crime scene? You could say that walking over a crime scene would alter it.



I hate it when thereís a scene when cops/villains/whoever break into a house & descend into the basement without turning on any lights. Watching True Detective right now & itís the same scene again. Light switches clearly visible in the basement, but, no, both cops use high-powered flashlights. Atmospheric, but makes no sense at all.
Agreed. See the OP's #3 cliche.



How would flipping a lightswitch alter a crime scene? You could say that walking over a crime scene would alter it.
I don't know but I thought the police had strict rules not to alter anything in any way. So I thought that's why the cops do not turn on lights.



I actually thought of this this thread the last time I saw the James Marsden Taco Bell commercial. Those nail a lot of the cliches well enough to actually make an appealing real movie trailer haha



Another cliche I have seen a few times, is that after a character is forced to kill another character to save himself, that character, from the killing then becomes brainswashed to become power hungry because of it, and wants to wreak future havoc as a result.



Two very tired old tropes appear in Ricky Gervaisís latest tv mini-series. (Bailed out about halfway through. Meh & predictable.)

First trope was the hooker with a heart of gold. Yawn. This goes back to at least GWTW.

Second trope is the helpless male who cannot function without a woman to clean up after him. He cannot load a dishwasher, launder his clothes, tidy up after himself, etc., etc. Huge yawn.




A trope I don't like seeing in action movies is when the good guy is about to kill the bad guy but then doesn't because of honor, and the bad guy is helpless, which is okay, but then as soon as the good guy turns his back a little the bad guy has to pull out a hidden gun or hidden weapon, and then the good guy just ends up killing them anyway. It just negates the point, like the writers wanted the good guy not to kill the bad guy, but they don't want the bad guy to live either and try to compromise as a result.



Another contemporary cliche that always gives me a sardonic smile is whenever a computer or laptop is used in a scene, especially when the characters are searching for something, they always sit down and furiously attack the keyboard, madly typing away. Don't they ever use the mouse?...

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Or another one is how a person will always cock their gun before shooting someone, and you wonder, why didn't they have it cocked before.



Based on the truth.. and lies.
Watched a couple sci Fi space/save the world movies and noticed it's very predicable the lead male and the lead female will be the only ones to see the end of the movie 😠 they always kill off cool characters I like !! Just to be romantic or whatever yawn 😪



It’s weird in tv & movies when people make a date, but never ever mention a time to meet. In The Insider Al Pacino makes a date to meet a journalist in PJ Clarke’s (a Manhattan bar) the next day, but no mention of a time. In the following scene somehow they connect at the bar.



Watched a couple sci Fi space/save the world movies and noticed it's very predicable the lead male and the lead female will be the only ones to see the end of the movie 😠 they always kill off cool characters I like !! Just to be romantic or whatever yawn 😪
Which movies has this been done in?



Itís weird in tv & movies when people make a date, but never ever mention a time to meet. In The Insider Al Pacino makes a date to meet a journalist in PJ Clarkeís (a Manhattan bar) the next day, but no mention of a time. In the following scene somehow they connect at the bar.
That reminds me of this scene in Police Squad :




Sizzling cigarette sounds. I first noticed that in The Crown...Now it's everywhere and it's very distracting. I never smoked but I don't think there's a sound of frying bacon when someone smokes.