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 Posted:   Jul 28, 2011 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

no one ever suffers the affects of noise from a gunfight.
i once went to an outdoor firing range and fired a pistol without ear plugs and my ears were ringing for quite some time.
Can you imagine what it would do to your hearing if you were involved in a gunfight in which multiple shots are fired - INDOORS?!

I GUESSS it's one of those film conventions like noise in outer space - you just accept it
br,

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2011 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Movies that only play the top ten songs of that decade. For instance, it really took me out of Super 8 that they played ELO's Don't Bring Me Down... Heart Of Glass by Blondie... My Sharona by The Knack. I expected them to play Horse With No Name on loop by the end of the film.

Theres way more popular music, way *better* music from every decade than just the same ten songs.


Yeah, every single Vietnam or "sixties" movie usually has the same playlist of two dozen or so songs they reuse over and over.

: ).


one of many reasons i detest FORREST GUMP...
'THERE'S SOMETHIG HAPPENING HERE...:"
very original' Zemeckis

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2011 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Hector   (Member)

This one I've only seen on television series: when someone is watching TV and somebody arrives into the apartment or room, they always turn-off the TV.

Also from movies:

*News about certain event that is important to the plot is being reported live

*They have the news channel on a bar or restaurant... and usually the person working there is about to change the channel when one of the main characters need to know info that the reporter is about to reveal.

 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2011 - 7:52 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

no one ever suffers the affects of noise from a gunfight.
i once went to an outdoor firing range and fired a pistol without ear plugs and my ears were ringing for quite some time.
Can you imagine what it would do to your hearing if you were involved in a gunfight in which multiple shots are fired - INDOORS?!

I GUESSS it's one of those film conventions like noise in outer space - you just accept it
br,


Cop Land was a rare exception to the rule...the film's climax is completely based around Slyvester Stallone's character getting deafened by a gunshot going off right next to his ear.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2011 - 9:36 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Probably a stupid gripe, but I hate it when photographs are black and white, regardless of what decade/century the film takes place. I'm not saying all photos should be color, but this is a weird thing I've noticed. Monochromatic seems to be more acceptable than color for some reason...

Best example: Star Trek VI. Kirk's photo of David.

Another. Women keeping their breasts covered after having sex. Um, was he or wasn't he just literally up in your business? Why are you so shy all of a sudden? Thank god for Basic Instinct. Paul Verhoeven knows breasts aren't deadly to look at, though what's attached to them just might kill you...

Edit: Apparently my second point was already mentioned, but it's still a good point.

THE KILLER HAS HIS VICTIM ON THE GROUND, CHOKING THE LIFE OUT OF HER.....


there is ALWAYS a knife, scissors, vase, paperweight ETC. close by for the victim to reach(barely)
and bash the killer in the head so she can escape

d'oh!


What I hate is that the victim always grabs the would-be killer's hands instead of gouging out an eye or tearing out the trachea.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2011 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To often in modern films, you think it is over, it's not, then you think it is over again, it is not, your getting ready to go how many times, but you don't go.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2011 - 11:01 PM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

Think of this scenario: The antagonist is in his vehicle and the protagonist is outside the vehicle and the antagonist starts to drive after and chase the protagonist. What does the protagonist do? He or she is ALWAYS running in the MIDDLE of the road. Why? If I was in the same scenario I would certainly avoid running in the middle.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2011 - 11:51 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

... and it doesn't concern you that the so-called surveillance camera is ... where?

That's easy. The surveillance cameras are located in The Village where Number 6
is being held captive. The cameras transmit the images to Number One's
stronghold, which then is beamed via a network of radar dishes to SMERSH, THRUSH,
CRASH, and CRUSH onto Blofeld's diamond studded satelite and back down to earth
to the World Securities Corporation, where the field operatives Lockwood, Bianco
and C.R. Grover capture the images through their "clip-on" cameras and send
the images to Bond.

Den

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2011 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

Cars hold up super well in car chases... drive them down stairs, over embankments, smash into other cars, and they keep on going. Meanwhile they director needs 10 copies of the auto in order to complete the scenes, as the mechanics work overtime on the broken axles, transmissions, frames, you name it.

Everything is in super-ultra-durable mode in the action flicks... especially jaw bones!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2011 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

This one I've only seen on television series: when someone is watching TV and somebody arrives into the apartment or room, they always turn-off the TV.

Also from movies:

*News about certain event that is important to the plot is being reported live

*They have the news channel on a bar or restaurant... and usually the person working there is about to change the channel when one of the main characters need to know info that the reporter is about to reveal.


Also, in a related note, characters seem to turn on their tvs just as the relevant news report is on or just about to go on.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2011 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

no one ever suffers the affects of noise from a gunfight.
i once went to an outdoor firing range and fired a pistol without ear plugs and my ears were ringing for quite some time.
Can you imagine what it would do to your hearing if you were involved in a gunfight in which multiple shots are fired - INDOORS?!

I GUESSS it's one of those film conventions like noise in outer space - you just accept it
br,


Cop Land was a rare exception to the rule...the film's climax is completely based around Slyvester Stallone's character getting deafened by a gunshot going off right next to his ear.


good point Jack!
underrated film
bruce

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

...the usual fistfight cliches are used. Have you ever punched anyone in the face with a clenched fist? You'll do more damage to your own hand than his face. Have you ever head-butted anyone? You'll give yourself an Excedrin headache like you wouldn't believe.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

...someone talks to someone, finishes the conversation, the next one comes up immediately after, then the next after that when they've appropriately said everything they need to say. Especially when they try to make it look natural. It's what they do in stageplays.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I gave a mate a lift in my car, it was about a three hour drive & we chatted all the way, but we never looked at each other, I was driving & he was looking at the view. In movies, the same thing, but they're looking at each other all the time, sometimes the driver goes for minutes without looking forward (he doesn't have to, they're on a trailer!). You'd think the director would pipe in & tell the actor he's supposed to be driving!

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

after the hero spares the villain's life, the villain then pulls out a concealed weapon which the hero somehow sees and avoids just in time to shoot the villain. it's getting old hollywood

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

after the hero spares the villain's life, the villain then pulls out a concealed weapon which the hero somehow sees and avoids just in time to shoot the villain. it's getting old hollywood

Yes I've seen that a thousand times, they just don't like the hero to kill an unarmed man, no matter how many people the baddie has killed (or will kill!), but what a tired old cliche this is!

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

How about the "magical hand wave" people do to close the eyes of a dead person (i.e. just waving your hand over the face of a dead loved one will cause their eyes to magically close and remain closed, even though it's plainly obvious the hand never came anywhere near the dead character's eyelids)? I saw it most recently in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, of all things.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2011 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

How about the "magical hand wave" people do to close the eyes of a dead person (i.e. just waving your hand over the face of a dead loved one will cause their eyes to magically close and remain closed, even though it's plainly obvious the hand never came anywhere near the dead character's eyelids)? I saw it most recently in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, of all things.

Unless rigor mortis has already set in, I think you can do that for real. It's just a matter of knowing how to crook your hand...but that's just my theory.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2011 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...you see characters playing modern-day video games, and the sound effects/music are taken from an old Atari console game circa 1983? Video games haven't made those "beep-boop-bip" sounds since the late 80's.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2011 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

People are cursing in a film more then they do in real life in so many situations, and i have been around this world alot.

 
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