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Old July 10 2014, 05:31 AM   #31
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Re: Let's coin some needed movie phrases.

No it doesn't. Go back and reread my definition. All Kansas Stretches are setups, but very few setups are Kansas Stretches.
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Old July 10 2014, 12:58 PM   #32
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Boys, boys...
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Old July 10 2014, 01:07 PM   #33
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Re: Let's coin some needed movie phrases.

"It's a breath mint!...It's a candy mint!"....it's two...two...two phrases in one!...
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Old July 10 2014, 06:16 PM   #34
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The first STAR WARS film isn't ''modern-day,'' yet otherwise it's got one hell of a Kansas stretch with Luke on Tatooine. You don't see that in most popcorn movies now. And considering the lengthy Death Star sequences to come, it made sense to mellow out the exposition period.
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Old July 10 2014, 06:42 PM   #35
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The Tatooine stretch?
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Old July 10 2014, 07:04 PM   #36
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Re: Let's coin some needed movie phrases.

And, just exactly WHERE in the hell was that "Power Station"...???...you ask me, it was a babe and a beer...or whatever the equivelent was on Tatooine...
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Old July 10 2014, 09:05 PM   #37
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Re: Let's coin some needed movie phrases.

I like the term "Vocational Irony Narrative" coined by TV critic Daniel Fienberg:
Dan Fienberg wrote:
The time has come again to discuss one of my favorite genres of fiction, the Vocational Irony Narrative. I'm referring to the story of the travel writer who hates to leave home or the relationship guru who can't have a relationship herself or the podiatrist who suffers from horrible bunions.
It's a genre that writers adore because there's a set formula that can be reproduced in any of a hundred professions, almost in your sleep. There's the lawyer who suddenly finds himself charged with a crime! There's the doctor who gets ill and gets sucked into the morass of the American health care system. There's the fake medium who suddenly starts seeing real ghosts.

Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/the-fien...JzTDUUoH8W3.99
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Old July 11 2014, 05:32 PM   #38
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I'm surprised the phrase, "it is what it is..." hasn't made it into Hollywood dialogue as ubiquitous as it is in today's vernacular.
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Old July 11 2014, 05:43 PM   #39
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Re: Let's coin some needed movie phrases.

Not really the focus of the thread.
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Old July 11 2014, 07:29 PM   #40
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DarthTom wrote: View Post
I'm surprised the phrase, "it is what it is..." hasn't made it into Hollywood dialogue as ubiquitous as it is in today's vernacular.
I remember a ''this is this'' conversational debate with DeNiro and his friends in THE DEER HUNTER. It was what it was.
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Old July 12 2014, 12:10 AM   #41
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I call it Saved by Achilles.

This is whenever the heroes of our story are being overwhelmed by numbers and arms by the enemies but are able to win the battle/save the day by simply destroying the enemies' ONE weak spot that happens to render all of them defeated.

(Example: Taking out the mother ship in Independence Day, Avengers, Oblivion and probably so many others.)
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Old July 12 2014, 02:41 AM   #42
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DarthTom wrote: View Post
I'm surprised the phrase, "it is what it is..." hasn't made it into Hollywood dialogue as ubiquitous as it is in today's vernacular.
Seems to me I've been hearing this a lot on TV lately, but I can't quite place where. Teen Wolf? Defiance? Dominion?
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Old July 12 2014, 07:36 AM   #43
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"The Unlikely Hero"

Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) and David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) in "Independence Day"

John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) in "The Green
Mile"

Wesley Crusher in....no...!...HELL no...!!!
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Old July 12 2014, 04:35 PM   #44
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How... how was Will Smith an unlikely hero in Independence Day?
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Old July 12 2014, 05:07 PM   #45
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Wheels of Tragedy-More common on TV. When ever we see multiple characters in multiple cars you know an accident is brewing. Doubly so if there is a storm.
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