Let's coin some needed movie phrases.

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  1. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My favourite is still 'James Bond Parking': the ability of occupants of any vehicle to pull up outside of any said designated building and never have to worry about parking restrictions, meters, enforcement, etc.
     
  2. Melakon

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    ^ This is popular in television series' main title sequences. The stars' car stops in the middle of the street, then they all get out and start walking toward the camera while the theme plays.
     
  3. auntiehill

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    That's similar to "24 Traffic," wherein the hero can get anywhere in a major metropolitan area in 5 minutes or less, at any time of the day.
     
  4. Masiral

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    A great example of this is Donna on The West Wing, as a way to explain Congressional procedure and the like to the audience.
     
  5. AgentCoop

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    In one of the TNG Nitpicker books, I believe Farrand designates none other than Counselor Troi as the episode's Cabbage Head when she has to have someone explain to her how the warp core works. :lol:
     
  6. Brolan

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    The Novice Educator and Cabbage Head seem to be the same thing. I like the term Cabbage Head a lot better.
     
  7. Forbin

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    I call that "McGarrett Parking". I rewatched the original 5-0 a few years ago, and was amazed how he always screeched to a stop in front of headquarters at a totally random angle, often diagonally across three parking spaces, and leaped out of the car to run into the building.
     
  8. HIjol

    HIjol Admiral and Consummate Peacemaker Premium Member

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    "The 5-Ending Ending"

    ...like in LOtR where you think it is over...but no...now?...nope...surely now?...not yet...
     
  9. Argus Skyhawk

    Argus Skyhawk Commodore Commodore

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    The definition I gave of the Kansas Stretch is much more specific than that.
     
  10. Scroogourner

    Scroogourner Admiral Admiral

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    Not really. Your description fits the definition of "the setup" to a T.
     
  11. Argus Skyhawk

    Argus Skyhawk Commodore Commodore

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    No it doesn't. Go back and reread my definition. All Kansas Stretches are setups, but very few setups are Kansas Stretches.
     
  12. Forbin

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    Boys, boys...
     
  13. HIjol

    HIjol Admiral and Consummate Peacemaker Premium Member

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    "It's a breath mint!...It's a candy mint!"....it's two...two...two phrases in one!...:)
     
  14. Karl Shoottheglass

    Karl Shoottheglass Commodore Commodore

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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.
     
  15. Forbin

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    The Tatooine stretch?
     
  16. HIjol

    HIjol Admiral and Consummate Peacemaker Premium Member

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    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...
     
  17. Cap'n Crunch

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    I like the term "Vocational Irony Narrative" coined by TV critic Daniel Fienberg:
     
  18. DarthTom

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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.
     
  19. Scroogourner

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    Not really the focus of the thread.
     
  20. Karl Shoottheglass

    Karl Shoottheglass Commodore Commodore

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    I remember a ''this is this'' conversational debate with DeNiro and his friends in THE DEER HUNTER. It was what it was.:cool: