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Old 01-01-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Pelion, South Carolina/orig. from Cape May, NJ
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The long walk alone through the city in the rain after the breakup - sad song playing over it.

Obnoxious swelling music at heart-tug moments (the scrawny kid hits the home run, the judge finds the bad corporation guilty) - with slow motion action (cheering crowd, disbelieving antagonists) for good measure - trying to drag your tears right out of their ducts.

Cliched sex scenes.

The goofy best friend. The wise non-white advisor. The sassy moppet.

I think Brian dePalma invented this - the hugging couple twirling around clockwise while the camera revolves around them counter-clockwise.
Good example of Brian dePalma's work: In "Carrie" when Carrie and Tommy are slow-dancing at the prom (insert dizzy smilie here!)
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Livingston, Montana
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a couple are in bed w/lights on and candles lit and they go to sleep (not fall asleep) they actually go to sleep w/everything on/lit.

Also after sex they just lay there and spoon and talk and then fall asleep. Where's the woman jumping up to run to the bathroom to wash the *$#& off and out of her LOL. I just picture her laying there w/i all dribbling down (and the mans wanker stuck to his leg because he didn't wash either LOL)
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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lovingcarl gets the award for the best post of the year-so far! Happy 2009 and thanks for making me spit coffee through my nose!

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Old 01-01-2009, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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a couple are in bed w/lights on and candles lit and they go to sleep (not fall asleep) they actually go to sleep w/everything on/lit.

Also after sex they just lay there and spoon and talk and then fall asleep. Where's the woman jumping up to run to the bathroom to wash the *$#& off and out of her LOL. I just picture her laying there w/i all dribbling down (and the mans wanker stuck to his leg because he didn't wash either LOL)
Maybe she got lucky and found a guy who 's willing to sleep in the wet spot.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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lovinCarl and jtur88 just gave me the laugh of the day...and some awful mental images to boot! Rep points for both of you!
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:18 PM
 
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a couple are in bed w/lights on and candles lit and they go to sleep (not fall asleep) they actually go to sleep w/everything on/lit.

Also after sex they just lay there and spoon and talk and then fall asleep. Where's the woman jumping up to run to the bathroom to wash the *$#& off and out of her LOL. I just picture her laying there w/i all dribbling down (and the mans wanker stuck to his leg because he didn't wash either LOL)
Ewwwww! This common cliche also never shows the couple waking up the next morning with their legs stuck together or terribly hungover, puffy faced.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Don't think it's been mentioned:

In "Casino," when the cops stop by Nicky Santoro's (Joe Pesci's) restaurant for a take-out sandwich, Dominick (Nicky's brother) spits in the sandwhich (he hawks up a good one) before wrapping it up, out-of-sight of the officers. This makes me cringe more than seeing someone viciously attacked with baseball bats or getting their eye popped out! I simply can't watch it.
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Old 01-03-2009, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There are always mountains. Road scenes, driving from Kansas City to Dallas, there is beautiful mountain scenery in the background.

There are always owls. My ears are very tuned to bird sounds, and I consider myself lucky if I hear an owl one night out of ten. If you're outdoors for 60 seconds (a typical night scene in a film), your chances of hearing an owl are about 100-one.

There are always carnivals. If a movie is set in a place that has a carnival or fiesta, the timing of the story always coincides with the event, and somebody has to try to get across the street in the middle of a parade, and gets harassed by fun-loving merry-makers who can't figure out that the intruder is so serious about.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I'd forgotten about this one. I just watched (again) a very funny picture "Last Action Hero", that lampoons all the cliches of the movies. One of the few comedies that I still thought was funny the second time I saw it.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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That's okay, the ever observant hooker, homeless person or dog walker will give the police a description.
LOL...so true. They will be stationed strategically so as to get clues that will enable the police to get a description, but they'll get said description when our hapless protagonist is about to be cornered by the very same, triggering a mad-dash across rush-hour-clogged-streets.
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