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PostSubject: Annoying filmmaking cliches.   Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:23 pm

Whatever annoys you the most, rant about it here.

First thing that comes to mind is how a lot of movies used to soften up the image whenever there was a close up of a pretty lady, as if to make her seem dreamlike or whatever. I always found it more distracting than aesthetically pleasing. Maybe not the most annoying for me, but close.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying filmmaking cliches.   Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:32 pm

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First thing that comes to mind is how a lot of movies used to soften up the image whenever there was a close up of a pretty lady, as if to make her seem dreamlike or whatever.

Or to hide Roger Moore's wrinkles.

The modern cliché I hate the most is the teal and orange madness.

http://theabyssgazes.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/teal-and-orange-hollywood-please-stop.html
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying filmmaking cliches.   Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:38 pm

Repairman comes to fix pretty girl's home appliance, ends up fixing the girl's you know what... and so on.

But, it sure is fun to watch!

I've never known this to happen to the other fella outside of Porn.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying filmmaking cliches.   Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:41 pm

j7wild wrote:
Repairman comes to fix pretty housewife's appliance, ends up fixing the girl's you know what... and so on.

Python said filmmaking clichés. Not porn clichés. This is about common techniques, not genre tropes.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying filmmaking cliches.   Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:49 pm

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j7wild wrote:
Repairman comes to fix pretty housewife's appliance, ends up fixing the girl's you know what... and so on.

Python said filmmaking clichés. Not porn clichés. This is about common techniques, not genre tropes.

Porn. Film. It's all on celluloids.

The cliche I've mentioned happens in regular films too.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying filmmaking cliches.   Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:15 pm

j7wild wrote:
Porn. Film. It's all on celluloids.

Hasn't been on celluloid for a couple of decades.

j7wild wrote:
The cliche I've mentioned happens in regular films too.

Yeah, a small minority of regular films.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying filmmaking cliches.   Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:20 pm

j7wild wrote:

Porn. Film. It's all on celluloids.

Just as long as I don't see any cellulite.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying filmmaking cliches.   Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:24 pm

Jayseven prefers cellucheap.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying filmmaking cliches.   Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:51 pm

Python wrote:
First thing that comes to mind is how a lot of movies used to soften up the image whenever there was a close up of a pretty lady, as if to make her seem dreamlike or whatever. I always found it more distracting than aesthetically pleasing.
Somewhat related to that is the manic pixie dream girl character trope: "a bubbly, shallow character that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures". They're typically presented as being quirky but wholesome, with the girl-next-door appeal that men are supposed to be longing for without realising it until their dream girl turns out to be less than perfect. They serve no other function of the plot or themes other than to make the male lead happy, and pretty much don't exist within the world of the film without the male lead, because they cannot exist without him. You know you're dealing with an MPDG when the male character refers to her as "completing him".

Basically, the manic pixie dream girl is every single character Zooey Deschanel has ever played.

God, I hate her.

What were we talking about again?
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