Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

.....cell phones have no signal or run out of battery, especially in horror/suspense films?

....people sit down to eat in restaurants, yet they rarely take a bite and never actually finish the expensive meal they've just ordered?

....people never go to the toilet even if it's an action-filled film that goes over several days?

....some characters just HAVE to walk out or explore dangerous stuff alone when there's absolutely no reason why they couldn't have called for help or just gotten the hell outta there?

You continue. smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 4:52 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

...when people hear a noise in a dark crack or hole in the wall, they have to poke their arm in it stretching to their shoulder?

...guns never run out of ammo.

...ugly/old people don't exist except for plot reasons or comedic relief.

...people fall from incredible heights without breaking anything.

...there's never any traffic blocking the car chase.

...caves sealed from any outside light source are still lit from the inside.

...a simple match has the illumination power of a studio spotlight

...when people get a heart attack, the only solution to save them is electroshocking them and beating statistics they always survive

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

LOL! Good ones, Scoresalot.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 5:34 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

1. People can hold their breath under water for an impossible amount of time, even under physical duress.

2. People appear to fall over a cliff, but are revealed to be just hanging on to the ledge. (Frodo in ROTK, Indy from Last Crusade tank chase, etc..).

3. People being chased almost always trip and fall.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 5:41 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

....an established character dies in an action film, is then greeted by a brief "oh no!" by the remaining cast, but then they're back at cracking jokes and acting as if nothing ever happened five minutes later?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

.....cell phones have no signal or run out of battery, especially in horror/suspense films?

....people sit down to eat in restaurants, yet they rarely take a bite and never actually finish the expensive meal they've just ordered?

....people never go to the toilet even if it's an action-filled film that goes over several days?

....some characters just HAVE to walk out or explore dangerous stuff alone when there's absolutely no reason why they couldn't have called for help or just gotten the hell outta there?

You continue. smile



Sounds like circumstances that take place in any given episode of 24.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

....profound statements are usually made while staring out of the window with the back against the others, especially if it's the president

....loved ones turn to kiss and tell how much they love each other when the protagonist has 30 seconds to disarm a bomb or something

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

...Nolan does a Batman movie.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

A somewhat-related topic:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=42511&forumID=7&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Robin Raianiemi   (Member)

...no matter where you are in Paris, you always have a view of the Eiffel Tower. And everyone in Washington DC has an office window through which you can see the Capitol Dome.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

...people appear dry when they've just been in the water

...the loud music playing at parties fades away when people start a conversation

...people always have to recite a oneliner before killing someone

...the wives are always in their twenties, regardless of the age of their husband

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

....characters spew lots of gratuitous profanity that has nothing to do with advancing the plot.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

...there's never any traffic blocking the car chase.

...except, when a car heads down a narrow alleyway, there's always a big truck slowly backing out to block the way, causing the car to do an impossible thrilling maneuver to avoid it!

...and then that impossible-thrilling-maneuver usually involves a large pile of empty cardboard boxes stacked conveniently nearby.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

almost every movie the phone number starts with 555, that makes me laugh and if they are in the woods, the actors are almost always PERFECTLY lit, but even when they are perfectly lit, their characters are acting like they can't see and such.


EDIT, actually these things I don't hate as the subject suggests, I just think they are funny!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)



...and then that impossible-thrilling-maneuver usually involves a large pile of empty cardboard boxes stacked conveniently nearby.



A variation on:

FRUITCART!!!!!!

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FruitCart

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   DOGBELLE   (Member)


guys like him never go potty. even when there getting the crap kicked out of them.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

...the main titles roll and you see the words "Music Composed by [insert least favorite composer's name here]"


(I was going to put a composer's name there, but didn't want to instigate a "...but I like that composer!" derailment.)

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 7:43 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

... When someone fires a gun multiple times then grabs the barrel seconds later and doesn't burn his hand.

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 7:58 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

...the killer always catches up to his prey no matter how slowly he walks. *cough* Jason *cough*

 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2009 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

1. People can hold their breath under water for an impossible amount of time, even under physical duress.

Don't forget that people can SCREAM WITH THEIR MOUTH OPEN underwater without drowning (see Alien: Ressurection). roll eyes

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2014 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.