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 Posted:   Jan 16, 2024 - 1:27 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

this thread should be REQUIRED READING for all aspiring screenwriters!

I am going to write a screenplay using EVERY SINGLE THING LISTED IN THIS THREAD. Practically a guarantee that a bidding war will erupt over it...


I wonder what major movies there are in which not a single one of the tropes listed in this thread appear.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2024 - 2:42 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

You do have to bear in mind, when some of these films were made, certain things we've listed weren't tropes, they were unusual or unique then. Many have only become tiresome and obvious because they've been copied to death.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2024 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

When the protagonist falls to their knees in grief at the site of a dead loved one.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2024 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

A body falling on a car looks great & isn't too icky (splat!). But it would be great if the filmmakers avoided the cliché for once: a body falls from a tower block, cut to a shot of a parked car...& the body hits the ground just in front or behind it.


See Cloud Atlas…

It’s such a great film, you should see it anyway.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2024 - 2:09 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

A body falling on a car looks great & isn't too icky (splat!). But it would be great if the filmmakers avoided the cliché for once: a body falls from a tower block, cut to a shot of a parked car...& the body hits the ground just in front or behind it.


See Cloud Atlas…

It’s such a great film, you should see it anyway.


Ha, I took you advice & bought the Blu-ray a couple of years ago (cheap from CEX)…& still haven’t watched it!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2024 - 3:55 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

A body falling on a car looks great & isn't too icky (splat!). But it would be great if the filmmakers avoided the cliché for once: a body falls from a tower block, cut to a shot of a parked car...& the body hits the ground just in front or behind it.


See Cloud Atlas…

It’s such a great film, you should see it anyway.


Ha, I took you advice & bought the Blu-ray a couple of years ago (cheap from CEX)…& still haven’t watched it!



Not doing anything this afternoon, are you?

But if you haven’t read the book, I’d recommend putting on the subtitles.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2024 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Titanic (1997) is on TV right now, I don't rate it at all, it's just on the background, & James Cameron is a bit sparing with the "breath" that you see coming out of peoples mouths when it's really cold (& it was icy cold that night), sometimes there's ton of it, but other times there's none of it. I'm sure it was all put on digitally, so I suppose Cameron had to be a bit picky as to when to use it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2024 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

...a character robbing a store will "conceal" their identity by...pulling a nylon stocking over the head? It does NOTHING to disguise a person's facial features! Just pull on a damn ski mask!

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2024 - 2:26 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

...a character robbing a store will "conceal" their identity by...pulling a nylon stocking over the head? It does NOTHING to disguise a person's facial features! Just pull on a damn ski mask!



Well, the characters in RAISING ARIZONA weren't exactly the brightest of their kind.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2024 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

Titanic (1997) is on TV right now, I don't rate it at all, it's just on the background, & James Cameron is a bit sparing with the "breath" that you see coming out of peoples mouths when it's really cold (& it was icy cold that night), sometimes there's ton of it, but other times there's none of it. I'm sure it was all put on digitally, so I suppose Cameron had to be a bit picky as to when to use it.

In reality there is also not constant condensation. It depends on the temperature and humidity of the exhale.
My main dislike of digital condensation is that it looks obstructively fake, literally in their face.

D.S.

 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2024 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Majority of fights no one is sweating or panting and their hair is still perfect.

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2024 - 6:15 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

A space crew Dock on a deserted ship where all the inhabitants are dead or floating. And all the investigative crew have to do is find a restorative panel somewhere and flick a switch like a fuse and hey presto, life support systems and lights come back on n gravity.

You kinda wonder why the dead crew preferred to die rather than flick the switch lol

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2024 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

...a character robbing a store will "conceal" their identity by...pulling a nylon stocking over the head? It does NOTHING to disguise a person's facial features!

That maybe true but perhaps they use them so they have something to sniff.

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2024 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

This is more true of FBI shows on television but I'm sure its done in movies too. In crime and drama the sets are always really dark to set a mysterious mood and no one ever turns a light on when they enter a building. In one show the other night they were invited into someones house so it was safe to enter nor a raid yet they still walked into a bedroom with flashlights lit instead of turning on the f@cking lights! Also, they have Star Trek level tech that immediately retrieves information onto digital displays and instantaneously zooms in on pixelated images and puts them into focus. Data bases of suspects are also retrieved in milliseconds.

 
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