List of film clichés

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Film clichés are recurring ideas which have become overused in cinema.[1] Clichés can be used to quickly establish themes or characterization.[2][further explanation needed]

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  1. ^ Gary Blake and Robert W. Bly, The Elements of Technical Writing, pg. 85. New York: Macmillan Publishers, 1993. ISBN 0020130856
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Cliché, cliché, go away". The A.V. Club. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Thomas, Bob (23 April 1996). "Film cliches play again, again, Sam". Daily News. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Roberts, Andrew (25 March 2012). "Enough With the Cliffhangers! Movies Need a Cathartic Conclusion". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i Ditum, Nathan (10 November 2009). "The 47 Greatest Movie Cliches". Total Film. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Robert McKee". Time Out Sydney. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Wales, George (18 April 2012). "Top Ten Action Movie Cliches". Total Film. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Queenan, Joe (16 October 2010). "Joe Queenan's guide to romance cliches". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c d Wilmington, Michael (10 June 2001). "Movies use cliches again, and again, to draw audiences". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c Zalben, Alex (24 May 2011). "Think Sports-Movie Clichés Are Lame? Imagine Rocky or Rudy Without a Training Montage". AMC. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Zoller Seitz, Matt (14 September 2010). "The offensive movie cliche that won't die". Salon. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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