Top Ten Film Cliches
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As a student you will find yourself watching loads of films- whether that’s because your housemate is a film freak or you’re actually a student of film. Some will be awful, others might change your life but there’s one thing that is a common denominator in all cinema: clichés. You’ve all seen them, those cringe-worthy moments for cynics and those moments that 'make it' for fans. A list of the top ten film clichés can be found right here...
1. The bad guy is a bad shot. What could be more clichéd than the bad guy not actually being very good with a gun or a weapon? Even better, what if the bad guy actually can’t physically bring himself to shoot and turns into a... wait for it... good guy. 2. No bullets left. A classic way of killing off the bad guy, usually following a great catchphrase. Equally the device is also used to kill off good guys and make the bad guys look even ‘bad-er’. 3. With patience, a teacher can teach anyone and teach them well. A feature of many ‘school-set’ films.
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