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Old 12-12-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Default Things That Make You Cringe

What are the things they do in every move, that make you cringe?

Here are mine.

1. Everybody's phone number starts with 555
2. Everybody has perfect teeth, even hillbillies and homeless people.
3. Nobody watches the road---the driver looks at the passenger all the time when talking to her.
4. Phony highway signs: "San Francisco, 5 miles" in the middle of the desert.
5. Impossible bird sound Foleyed in for effect. Cactus Wrens in upstate New York. Minnesota Loons to make Louisiana swamps sound scary.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Gotham City
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Movies are FULL of clichés I'm tired of seeing...
like when a hot chick gets out of a car they show a close-up of the feet, then slowly move up the body. They do the same for bad guys too.
Horror movies are notorious for clichés. Scene: girl stands in front of bathroom mirror. Opens mirror. Closes mirror. Dark or scary figure is now behind girl in the reflection. Cue loud orchestra hit. Or sitting up in bed real fast and out of breath after a bad dream...
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Oh, yes, mirrors. Actors always look in a mirror so they can see the camera, not themselves, in order to center their face in the screen from the viewpoint of the spectator.

People taking a walk to have a conversation. When it comes to the crucial part, they stop walking and face each other.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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1. Everybody's phone number starts with 555
2. Everybody has perfect teeth, even hillbillies and homeless people.
3. Nobody watches the road---the driver looks at the passenger all the time when talking to her.
4. Phony highway signs: "San Francisco, 5 miles" in the middle of the desert.
Yeah, if only movies could be just like real life, they would be so much more interesting and captivating. Not only that, but open the writers up for great storytelling ideas! Leaving room for groundbreaking plots


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5. Impossible bird sound Foleyed in for effect. Cactus Wrens in upstate New York. Minnesota Loons to make Louisiana swamps sound scary.

Yeah, doesn't that bird sound effect make you so mad?
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Livingston, Montana
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When people are on the phone and they always just hang up w/o saying bye or ending the conversation... Only in movies LOL
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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This goes for tv shows too:
1. Why is it that whenever someone needs to read something important, all of sudden, they put glasses on. How is it that someone can go thru almost an entire movie or tv show w/no glasses on, but all of sudden, when they're reading, they have to put them on. As someone who where's glasses, I can tell you that I have to wear them ALL THE TIME (or contact lenses )
2. Why is it whenever someone is given a gift, instead of opening it, they always say, "what is this"? and the person has to tell them to open it. ANNOYING.
3. Why is it whenever a woman is grabbed by the arm by a man, she always has to say "you're hurting me". Really? Is he hurting you?

It's all so predictable.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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My favorite lines from the '40s, on Turner Classic Movies:

"Listen here, see"

"Aw, gee, that's swell, fellas"

"He's mad, I tell you, mad"
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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My favorite lines from the '40s, on Turner Classic Movies:

"Listen here, see"

"Aw, gee, that's swell, fellas"

"He's mad, I tell you, mad"
"yeah, see..." & these were supposedly the bad guys back then. ooohh scary!
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Livingston, Montana
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The big ass mole on DeNiros's upper cheek

Jim Carey's big teeth

Angelina Jolies blubbery lips

Samuel L Jacksons attitude
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Gotham City
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glasses on hair up = ugly nerd
glasses off hair down = beauty queen

a lot of prop money is painfully fake...
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