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TOP 10 HOLLYWOOD CLICHES

As a writer and consumer of entertainment, I really hate clichés and stereotypes. They’re only useful for misdirection, making readers believe the story is going a certain way so you can fool them. But Hollywood keeps trotting out the following lame tropes over and over again. It’s about time they were called on the carpet for this stupidity. These stereotypes are not only offensive; they’re overused to the point where they must be retired for good. If you really care about not offending people, Hollywood, stop offending me and the legions of people who are sick of this drivel.
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1. The Crazed Vet/Soldier: According to Hollywood, if you’re a veteran who fought in a war or a soldier returning from one, you are insane, dangerous and probably a murderous sociopath. Either that or you’re a pathetic loser with mental problems. An emotional basket case. An
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Added: Jan-20-2009 
By: Hypnojive
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Iraq, Other Entertainment
Tags: Hollywood, cliches, stereotypes, indoctrination, pop culture indoctrination
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  • The worst movie I ever saw and best example of Hollywood clichs was "jarhead".

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    • jarhead was actually a book written by the main character in the movie, first hand account, I read the book before I saw the movie and it was actually pretty close. Good book too. I wasn't in the first gulf war, only the second so I cant confirm or deny the authors experiences, but I'd be a little more cautious of accusing this guy of being a liar.

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  • Good post.
    I would add 11 to 14
    11 Beautiful people are good, ie the very good looking 1 percent of society are superior to the rest of society. Any person who is average of god forbid ugly is worthless.
    12 Anyone who applies themselves in science or engineering is a freak and potentially dangerous. The rare exception as in %u2018The beautiful mind%u2019 the super geek has to be good looking and not really try very heard at his chosen subject.
    13 English people are evil, ie all the real evil g More..

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  • I go to movies to be entertained. That is all. If I want a true story then I read a book, go outside and watch people or just live my own life. I appreciate your observations, though.

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  • and umm oh yeah their fucking movies and although they are cliches they also add to the characters depth and would ultimately make the movie bland if all the characters were just average people with nop quirks or emotional problems.

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  • I love Critical Thinking.

    Good Post.

    IMO movies represent our mythical character as a nation/people. Naturally, Republican Evil manifests itself in film. Just wait until we get sick of being progressive after a couple of Obama terms. I wonder what we will see so we can Repub up again.

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  • hypnojive:

    That is a great article. Please try to get that published in a major magazine or newspaper.

    Also, add numbers 11 to 14 listed above and give a note of credit to the person who suggested them.

    Finally, identify yourself (no sarcasm). Write a book. Speak out on a cable news show. You have a great idea with this topic. You make it fun and a lot of people would love reading your words and hearing you talk. Good luck!

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    • Thank you but I didn't write it. The article came from Bid Hollywood. Here is the link:
      http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/

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  • Good post comrade.

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  • You left out:

    Successful businessman that is also evil and vile.

    The single mom that wins the day all by herself.

    The Senator that has people killed and in only interested in money and power.

    The prostitute with the heart of gold.



    Thanks for the post hypno

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  • So true... Voted.

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  • Nice post, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who notices what a crock of shit Hollywood has become. Voted!

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  • Well done.

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  • great post voted!

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  • on a related note, where the hell did they get the idea that aborigines can just disappear when you have your back turned on them?

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  • very good post

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  • Nice post. Rudy! rudy! rudy! rudy!

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  • I could add about a hundred about Germany and Germans alone.
    Remember "Das Boot"? Was supposed to be filmed in Hollywood. The wanted SS and Gestapo onboard the sub and add a scene where the evil Nazi submariners shot up castaways in their life-boat. That's why they did the movie in the Bavaria studios. Judge for yourself if they did a better job.
    And compare that to that abysmal movie "U 571", which is as historically inaccurate as can be (German destroyers in the Atlantic, G More..

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  • Great points.


    Voted!

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