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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dear screenwriters

The following things need to stop immediately.
 1) The use of the phrase "It's not personal, it's business" it's also hackneyed and cliched writing. We all saw the Godfather. Think up something new.
2) When one character, usually the bad guy, repeats what the antihero just did and tells them they are "Smart".
e.g. "Approach me and my men in the mall food court cause you know we can't shoot you. Smart."    First time I remember hearing a variation of this was in Road To Perdition now the Hollywood hacks whip it out almost as much as "It's not personal, it's business."  
3) The stone faced hero walking towards the camera/away from the explosion. I guess we can blame unimaginative directors for the repeated use of this one.

Anyone else have anything to add? Come on now, it's not personal, it's show business.


John DuMond said...

You expect originality from Hollywood? These folks can't even come up with new plot ideas. They keep remaking and "rebooting" old (and not so old) movies. Rather than coming up with new stories, they just throw a Batman costume on Ben Affleck. It boggles the mind.

Pat Downey said...

I know, I'm just yelling in the wind.