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 Posted:   Nov 7, 2017 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

In a lot of British cop shows, the suspect is quite happy to be questioned (& even bullied) in the police interview room without ever asking for a brief (legal representation), & when faced with the flimsiest of circumstantial evidence, not even enough to get him to court, caves in & admits everything...just in time for the end credits to roll.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2017 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Probably more like they do in Thomas Vinterberg's JAGTEN, for example, where every single statement is answered with a reply, or as 'woollen as possible', so that it's taken in the most ambigious and negative way:
-"So, did you molest that child?"
-"Do you really need to ask me that question?"
-"But did you? Can't you just be honest?"
-"Why have we come to this?"
etc.etc.

Really, really annoying...


Even characters IN movies hate annoying dialog. I recall Sheriff Walter Matthau in LONELY ARE THE BRAVE asking his Deputy William Schallert why he has to answer a question with a question.

Matthau: Locate McNeill, wherever he is, send him out for chewing gum.
Deputy: McNeill? Right.
Matthau: When I tell you to watch that machine [police radio], you say, "Machine? Right." When I give you a message for McNeill, you say, "McNeill? Right." There's something about the way you make a question of it and then say, "Right," that gets on my nerves.
Deputy: Nerves?
Matthau:[sighs] Right.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2017 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

...the taxi phone number emblazoned on the cab reads 555-whatever
a blatant reminder that it's only a movie
and I am pulled suddenly back to reality -
entertainment thwarted.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2017 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

When the stunt double obviously hides their face from the camera.
When a body double is only shot from behind, or from the neck down.
CGI some actors head on another nude body double.
CGI the naughty bits on an actor who isn't really nude when filmed.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2017 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

there is a really vicious fight with pipes, fire extinguishers, gun butts and
various other hard objects, but nobody ever gets their front teeth knocked out.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2017 - 5:00 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

there is a really vicious fight with pipes, fire extinguishers, gun butts and
various other hard objects, but nobody ever gets their front teeth knocked out.


Unless it's a random extra, who will then spit out a mouthful of teeth before collapsing (see The Mask Of Zorro).

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2017 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

there is a really vicious fight with pipes, fire extinguishers, gun butts and
various other hard objects, but nobody ever gets their front teeth knocked out.


Another reason to like LONELY ARE THE BRAVE. Kirk spits out a molar, ruing since it's happened before, "I hate to lose the big ones."

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2018 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)

... the French do that double cheek kissy thing. I have a sneaking suspicion that the people who do this are secretly trying to sniff other peoples ear lobes.

One kissy is enough, so stop it.

EarSniffers.com

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2018 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Villains who are misunderstood because someone wasn't nice to them earlier in life.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2018 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

mostly in heist films, the FBI or law enforcement seem to ignore witnesses or finger prints or other obvious clues that would easily lead to the capture of the criminal heroes. it's like they just sort of get put aside and hope you don't remember they were there.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2018 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

... the French do that double cheek kissy thing. I have a sneaking suspicion that the people who do this are secretly trying to sniff other peoples ear lobes.

One kissy is enough, so stop it.

EarSniffers.com



This is something that always throws me in London. They expect a “mwa” on both sides. Up north, we have a saying: do it once, do it right.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2018 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Villains who are misunderstood because someone wasn't nice to them earlier in life.

Disney has been doing a lot of this shit lately...who wants to see Emma Stone as a young Cruella De Vil before she started wanting to skin puppies? What happened to fun villains you loved to hate?

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2018 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Villains who are misunderstood because someone wasn't nice to them earlier in life.

Disney has been doing a lot of this shit lately...who wants to see Emma Stone as a young Cruella De Vil before she started wanting to skin puppies? What happened to fun villains you loved to hate?


I also don't like it because it sort of creates sympathy for the villain and "justification" for their turn to evil. Such causation isn't absolute. Some kids are bullied and grow up bullies, some kids are bullied and grow up kind and empathetic.

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2018 - 9:16 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I also don't like it because it sort of creates sympathy for the villain and "justification" for their turn to evil. Such causation isn't absolute. Some kids are bullied and grow up bullies, some kids are bullied and grow up kind and empathetic.

Exactly true. It'd be like making a biopic of young Adolf Hitler showing a Jewish kid being mean to him in grade school as justification for the Holocaust.

And it inherently weakens good movie villains to show their "tragic" backstory that led them down the path to being a baddie. It killed the epic ominousness of Darth Vader to show him as a mop-topped eight-year-old squealing "Yippee...!" and as a creepy teenage stalker who keeps badgering Natalie Portman with such "romantic" come-ons as, "I'll be miserable if you don't love me back!" Do we need a Die Hard prequel with young Hans Gruber being led down a path to terrorism and bank robbery?

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2018 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

I also don't like it because it sort of creates sympathy for the villain and "justification" for their turn to evil. Such causation isn't absolute. Some kids are bullied and grow up bullies, some kids are bullied and grow up kind and empathetic.

Exactly true. It'd be like making a biopic of young Adolf Hitler showing a Jewish kid being mean to him in grade school as justification for the Holocaust.

And it inherently weakens good movie villains to show their "tragic" backstory that led them down the path to being a baddie. It killed the epic ominousness of Darth Vader to show him as a mop-topped eight-year-old squealing "Yippee...!" and as a creepy teenage stalker who keeps badgering Natalie Portman with such "romantic" come-ons as, "I'll be miserable if you don't love me back!" Do we need a Die Hard prequel with young Hans Gruber being led down a path to terrorism and bank robbery?


All good points, well-taken. However, there are some interesting possibilities for backstory on the Gruber brothers.
As young boys the sibling rivalry between the Gruber brothers was rather fierce, with both competing for attention.
On a few occasions, Simon was even known to subdue and bind Hans and lock him in a closet. Then when Mother Gruber would call them to dinner and Hans didn’t show, Simon would cruelly laugh and say, “Look Ma, no Hans!”

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2018 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I also don't like it because it sort of creates sympathy for the villain and "justification" for their turn to evil. Such causation isn't absolute. Some kids are bullied and grow up bullies, some kids are bullied and grow up kind and empathetic.

Exactly true. It'd be like making a biopic of young Adolf Hitler showing a Jewish kid being mean to him in grade school as justification for the Holocaust.

And it inherently weakens good movie villains to show their "tragic" backstory that led them down the path to being a baddie. It killed the epic ominousness of Darth Vader to show him as a mop-topped eight-year-old squealing "Yippee...!" and as a creepy teenage stalker who keeps badgering Natalie Portman with such "romantic" come-ons as, "I'll be miserable if you don't love me back!" Do we need a Die Hard prequel with young Hans Gruber being led down a path to terrorism and bank robbery?


You read my mind. I was going to bring up Darth Vader as an example. Yeah, Lucas ruined one of the greatest cinematic villains of all times with that nonsense.

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2018 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The Solium Exasperation

 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2018 - 8:13 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The Marshall Resurgence

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2018 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Couples never engage in normal conversation. They banter. Double entendres. Sarcasm. Puns. Insults. Sexual hints.

Yuk.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2018 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

...dont you hate it when.....the dialogue is longer than 4 lines!!! wink

 
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