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 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 5:34 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Because tires are a more difficult target? And presumably safety glass is cheaper and safer than having tires blow out? And because shooting out the windshield you're more likely to hit the person or at least make the person flinch?

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Because tires are a more difficult target? And presumably safety glass is cheaper and safer than having tires blow out? And because shooting out the windshield you're more likely to hit the person or at least make the person flinch?

I think you have beaten him down pretty well, Mastadge.
show some mercy.

lol!
brm

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2014 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

When the trailer for the movie has scenes that do not appear in the final presentation.
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959) is a fine example. In one scene from the coming
attraction, Tarzan and the girl have a love scene in the bushes with kissing and jungle sex.
This intriguing interlude was cut from the film and can only be seen in the trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ewez12VyqQ

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2014 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

When someone gets injured or murdered we are made to believe it's not obvious. Like when someone gets stabbed, shot, or hit in the head, the victim stands still motionless for seconds with no sign of injury, then the blood slowly drips from their chest or head.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2014 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

When someone gets injured or murdered we are made to believe it's not obvious. Like when someone gets stabbed, shot, or hit in the head, the victim stands still motionless for seconds with no sign of injury, then the blood slowly drips from their chest or head.

Oh yes, the slow fall, very effective...& then there's the dying speech, they always have enough strength to deliver it, & without crying out in any sort of pain. I like the Hollywood fatal illness, the women never look rough or ill, or have to keep running to the loo, they just look a bit wan & fade away...& usually looking still quite shaggable!

Sorry if some of this has been mentioned before, but there's a lot of pages to go through now!

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2014 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

You've seen this one no doubt....(most recently seen on THE 4400)

A kidnapper puts the victim on the phone to tell his parents "i am alright, Ma".
Or, he sends a tape recording.

So, some sound wizard puts the recording thru a filter and isolates some sounds
e.g. a train whistle or a fog horn.
From that, the cops are able to determine the exact location of the kidnapper.


gimme a break!!!!
brm

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2014 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

When someone gets injured or murdered we are made to believe it's not obvious. Like when someone gets stabbed, shot, or hit in the head, the victim stands still motionless for seconds with no sign of injury, then the blood slowly drips from their chest or head.

Oh yes, the slow fall, very effective...& then there's the dying speech, they always have enough strength to deliver it, & without crying out in any sort of pain.!


I agree
but...

this was done ONE TIME where it worked:
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

Cheyenne... the finale
'nuff said!

 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2014 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

A couple of years ago, when I was hooked on "The Young And The Restless," it used to really annoy me when Victor Newman, this big business billionaire, would pull out his cell phone and punch in 7 or 10 numbers to call his personal lawyer, who SHOULD have been on speed dial. Don't billionaires have their lawyers on speed dial?

And I hate it when a character gives a phone number and there's the usual fake 555 -- often they could have pulled away so we can't hear the number being given. For me, it throws a wrench into the old suspension of disbelief!

 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2014 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


And I hate it when a character gives a phone number and there's the usual fake 555 -- often they could have pulled away so we can't hear the number being given. For me, it throws a wrench into the old suspension of disbelief!


Yeah I hate that. Giving the 555 number is like the actor showing their script on camera. They need a work around for that nowadays.

 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2014 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

And I hate it when a character gives a phone number and there's the usual fake 555 -- often they could have pulled away so we can't hear the number being given. For me, it throws a wrench into the old suspension of disbelief!

In the movie Sneakers, there's a scene at the end where River Phoenix asks a cute federal agent for her number, and she gives a real number that was purchased by director Phil Alden Robinson which played a recorded message aimed at "all you Sneakers fans". Also, in the NES game Who Framed Roger Rabbit, there's a real phone number that used to connect to a video game tip line, but now connects to...a phone sex company. eek

 
 Posted:   May 4, 2014 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

A strong man will grasp his victim by the neck (with one hand) and lift him up and the camera POV will show the man's feet dangling 18 inches off the ground.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2014 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...two characters are struggling in some sort of fast-moving vehicle (car, plane, boat, what have you), and the driver/pilot gets killed or incapacitated, and instead of doing the sensible thing of trying to stop the vehicle that's now careening wildly out of control, they continue to whale the tar out of each other, completely ignoring the obvious and immediate danger they're in. Scene always ends the exact same way...the hero notices said vehicle is about to plow into a stationary object at a high rate of speed, gives the villain one last sock in the jaw for good measure, and bails out at the last second (never being seriously injured, despite jumping out of a car/plane/boat going about a hundred miles per hour), while the villain just sits there and screams fruitlessly until the vehicle in question collides with the object and erupts in a giant fireball.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2014 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

Villains that quote "The Art of War" or that tree of liberty quote from Jefferson.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2014 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

They show someone sitting on the toilet. To me that bothers me more on film then certain sexual acts.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2014 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

When someone lifts a medium or large box its obviously empty and light as a feather. I understand they don't want to risk injuring an actors back, but put a little weight in the box so there is some resistance on the initial lift. Or the actors need to do a better job pantomiming the lift.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2014 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

They show someone sitting on the toilet. To me that bothers me more on film then certain sexual acts.

Someone sitting in a urinal grosses me right out.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

A character, 99% of the time a woman, is being chased by the bad guy/monster.
She picks up a gun or something to use as a weapon, uses it to some good effect, then tosses it away only to run but eventually be caught.

If you find a weapon, keep it. Toss it only if you find a better weapon.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 3:25 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

A character, 99% of the time a woman, is being chased by the bad guy/monster.
She picks up a gun or something to use as a weapon, uses it to some good effect, then tosses it away only to run but eventually be caught.

If you find a weapon, keep it. Toss it only if you find a better weapon.


An empty gun is dead weight and at best an object to throw at the assailant. Losing it is not that stupid unless you will encounter a supply of bullets, and that would REALLY be an item for this thread.

D.S.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 3:32 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

Villains that quote "The Art of War" or that tree of liberty quote from Jefferson.

Yes with the perfect exception in "The rock":


I'm on Oscar Wilde's side on this one.

D.S.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2014 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   paulw   (Member)

Police car sirens sound 15 seconds after the crime has been committed.

 
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