20 Hollywoodian Cliches to Ban From Your Script
Cliches are like gossips: there might be something true lying at their chore, but that truth got lost overtime. And yet, because they keep being shared and floating around, there is a real temptation to use them as shortcuts while we try telling our story. We’ve mentioned before the 50 cliche dialogues to ban from your script,and the 10 overused poster aesthetic to ban for your film, and today, thanks to the fantastic work of french comic artist Allan Barte, we are going to review 20 Hollywoodian cliches you really don’t want to use in your next story, as a screenwriter, as a director or as an actor. These scenes should all feel very very familiar… Barte started his tumblr last May and, in a couple of months only, has managed to nail down with humor over 30 cliches that only undermine the quality of a story. The illustrations are in French but I thought this deserved to be shared with an english-speaking audience, if only to have a good time! (and if you do understand French, I recommend you to devour Barte’s tumblr, Petit Illustre des Cliches Hollywoodiens, and read the hilarious the additional comment he puts under each new work.) Enjoy:[thanks to Nathalie Lenoir]
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