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29th May 2006 1:42  #1

simply-haley Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 163
Cliches!
What are the biggest Cliche in movie history???

2nd June 2006 20:15  #2

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,467 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

I hated X-men 3 for so many reasons.

PS: the real quote reads: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned/ Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."

3rd June 2006 15:40  #3

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin

20th June 2006 2:55  #4

alex77014 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 187 Send a message via Yahoo to alex77014
black guys making fun of white guys for the way they dance...
man that irks me...

20th June 2006 12:26  #5

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Token black guys get on my tits as well. If there's a reason to have a black/asian/hispanic person in the film, fair enough, but if they're only there to fill a quota what's the point?

20th June 2006 15:09  #6

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Chris wrote: Token black guys get on my tits as well. If there's a reason to have a black/asian/hispanic person in the film, fair enough, but if they're only there to fill a quota what's the point?

How can you tell they are token?  Maybe, they just picked a black/asian/martian because the race of the person really didn't matter.

What gets me is recasting the race.  For example, Wesley Snipes in Rising Sun.  The character was quite definitely white in the book and seemed quite odd casting a black man for the part.  Or recasting the Honeymooners as black.  What kind of uproar would we hear if they made a Jefferson's movie with an all white cast?

21st June 2006 4:53  #7

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,115 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Adrian wrote: How can you tell they are token?  Maybe, they just picked a black/asian/martian because the race of the person really didn't matter.

It's quite obvious when they are token. Teen 'comedies' are some of the worst offenders. The cool white kids always hang out with at least one black guy/girl who has very little to do. They cast black/asian/whatever actors so that studios can say 'look, we're not racist' while still casting their big-budget films with predominantly white casts and leading men/ladies.

I'm not saying all black people in films are token, but there are a number of films where their characters are just shoehorned in to make the other characters look 'right on'.

21st June 2006 16:56  #8

scottmck Contributor Join Date: April 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 393
Chris wrote:
I'm not saying all black people in films are token, but there are a number of films where their characters are just shoehorned in to make the other characters look 'right on'.


A bit like the strong woman trying to make it in a man's world who happens to have a flamboyant gay friend...

Any use of the line "Right here, right now" grates on me because it's been over-used.

Oh, and the "cat in the cupboard" moment in every lazy horror film since Alien.

21st June 2006 20:01  #9

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,467 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Wasn't the black sailor in Jackson's King Kong actually named Token Black Guy Meant To Appease The PC Police Who Recognize The Inheirantly Racist Undertones Of The Film's Black Villagers?

22nd June 2006 13:59  #10

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
No. He was called Hayes.

22nd June 2006 20:07  #11

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,467 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
S**t, I guess I should've checked imdb, huh?

23rd June 2006 8:40  #12

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
"It's awfully quiet..."

"Maybe too quiet"

23rd June 2006 12:54  #13

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
It IS quiet. You can almost picture the virtual tumbleweed rolling across the information super highway.

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