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Old TV and Movie Cliches

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Re: Old TV and Movie Cliches

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:46 pm

There was always a piano playing in the saloon. But it would stop abruptly when the bad guy came in the door.


Please, sir, if Your Lordship does not mind, would Your Lordship move himself up upon me a little higher? You are crushing my chest and I am finding difficulty in breathing.

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Post by sfpcc » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:51 pm

[quote=lovinlife101 post_id=582749 time=1567610382 user_id=9159]
All LGBTQ+ characters are the “good guys.”

If it’s truly accepted, and not simply politically protected and preferred, we need villains played by LGBTQ+ characters!

WE NEED TRUE EQUALITY!!!!
[/quote]

If you want to see gay villains watch the 60's Batman Show, (okay to be fair they weren't all effiminate.)



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Re: Old TV and Movie Cliches

Post by Y M Ionhere » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:17 pm

lovinlife101 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:19 am
All LGBTQ+ characters are the “good guys.”

If it’s truly accepted, and not simply politically protected and preferred, we need villains played by LGBTQ+ characters!

WE NEED TRUE EQUALITY!!!!
wasnt there an Andrew Cunany documentary? (do documentaries count?)



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Post by Y M Ionhere » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:23 pm

In old car chases, there were always hubcaps rolling away. Often, you'd see 2 or 3 flying off, but in later shots, they would all still be on the car.



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Post by sfpcc » Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:53 pm

[quote="Y M Ionhere" post_id=591264 time=1577567873 user_id=8870]
[quote=lovinlife101 post_id=582749 time=1567610382 user_id=9159]
All LGBTQ+ characters are the “good guys.”

If it’s truly accepted, and not simply politically protected and preferred, we need villains played by LGBTQ+ characters!

WE NEED TRUE EQUALITY!!!!
[/quote]

wasnt there an Andrew Cunany documentary? (do documentaries count?)


There was a FX Limited Series, (Mini Series) The Assassination Of Gianni Versaci about and him And Andrew Cunanan. He would be considered a gay villain although that term is a little simplistic.



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Post by Y M Ionhere » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:41 pm

sfpcc wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:53 pm
Y M Ionhere wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:17 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:19 am
All LGBTQ+ characters are the “good guys.”

If it’s truly accepted, and not simply politically protected and preferred, we need villains played by LGBTQ+ characters!

WE NEED TRUE EQUALITY!!!!
wasnt there an Andrew Cunany documentary? (do documentaries count?)


There was a FX Limited Series, (Mini Series) The Assassination Of Gianni Versaci about and him And Andrew Cunanan. He would be considered a gay villain although that term is a little simplistic.

I didnt correctly remember his name....though a person like that may be better off forgotten. Not really someone the gay community probably wants associated with them.



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Post by stopnswop2 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:03 am

sfpcc wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:10 pm
Nearly every Lifetime Movie ends with someone waving a gun / knife around, and or someone tied to a chair.
I was actually asking on Facebook recently what the name of the "Lifetime movie trope where the killer is pointing a gun and monologueing, giving someone a chance to knock it away". Lol.
Do you know what it is called?

EDIT: I should add that after the gun is knocked away, them and the protagonist start wrestling and trying to get the gun, but someone else shoots them just in time


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Post by sfpcc » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:56 pm

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I was actually asking on Facebook recently what the name of the "Lifetime movie trope where the killer is pointing a gun and monologueing, giving someone a chance to knock it away". Lol.
Do you know what it is called?

I'm not sure if their is an actual word for it. I just called it the "End Of Every Lifetime Movie". To be fair not all Lifetime Movies have this conclusion such as their docudramas and Christmas movies.

It might be part of a larger movie cliché known as the Over Talkative Villain. It's like when someone explains the details of their plot to take over the world before they try do away with the hero, (think James Bond or Batman.)



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Post by Turkeytop » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:52 pm

When a wealthy person died, there was always a scene where all the potential heirs would be gathered together and seated in a room for the reading of the will. There was usually a surprise that would cause someone in the room to gasp.


Please, sir, if Your Lordship does not mind, would Your Lordship move himself up upon me a little higher? You are crushing my chest and I am finding difficulty in breathing.

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Post by Calvert DeForest » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:06 am

Turkeytop wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:24 pm
Also, on the family TV shows. Father and Mother always slept in the same room together, but never in the same bed and never with the lights out. They would each get into their twin beds, sit up for awhile and talk about the days events. Then they would pull blindfolds down over their eyes, lay down and go to sleep.
Reminds me of an old joke...

Q: If Rob and Laura Petrie slept in separate beds, where did Richie come from?

A: Central Casting.


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Post by sfpcc » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:54 am

A sketchy character is introduced by having them pull up in a car listening to Death Metal, (obviously this cliche is newer.)



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Post by paul8539 » Wed May 05, 2021 7:52 pm

Sergeant Schultz: I know nothing. Nothing.



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Post by FredLeonard » Mon May 10, 2021 2:12 pm

When TV characters go outside late in the evening, the pavement is always wet. In TV World, it always rains right after dark.



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Post by SolarMax » Tue May 11, 2021 10:53 am

Key characters driving a car are always able to park curbside, right outside the entrance to their destination. There are never "No Parking" zones, meters, or competitors for the spot.



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Post by WOHO » Thu May 20, 2021 2:39 pm

Put on a pair of headphones and listen to some 'modern' network TV fare. "Blue Bloods" - everytime they're in Frank's Police Commissioners office there is a repeating loop, of varying loudness of NYC street traffic, very annoying, Sometimes it will even stop completely, then resume play after Tom Selleck says his big line in the scene. So, you can listen to the show and know when you're in his office, without video, and all indoor scenes are shot with one 15-watt incandescent bulb while outdoor scenes are so bright that they even have fill lighting, go figure? And last but not least, everytime they show an establishing shot of Danny or Jamie's police precinct, there's a very short police siren whoop added, like they have wired to the cop car horns- every freaking week. Try TV with headphones. I'm curious who has the best 5.1 sound- SNL?



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