Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Don’t even go there! You know as well as I do, I’ve literally been there, done that, bought the t-shirt and to be honest with you at the end of the day when push comes to shove and it all boils down to it if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Know what I mean? Basically, what I’m trying to say is with all due respect between you and me screenwriting is not rocket science, it’s about breaking the mold, thinking outside the box, giving it 110% 24/7. And I think we can all agree clichés suck but, hey, it’s a job. You gotta do what you gotta do. Just remember you’re writing for an audience and there’s no “I” in . . . you get the picture.
Definitive List of Cliched Dialogue
, Go Into The Story
posted by ob1quixote
on Mar 11, 2012 -
Even one of the greatest lines ever spoken in a movie can become hopelessly clichéd when repeated enough times, right, Toto
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posted by oneswellfoop
on Dec 17, 2010 -
The 100 Worst “Groaners”.
A “groaner” is a hackneyed, overblown, stuffy or just plain silly cliché that turns up time after time in news scripts. Groaners show laziness on the part of writers, disrespect for the folks watching, and a general contempt for lively English. Here are some of the worst offenders. You’ll recognize them immediately, so get ready to groan!
posted by madman
on Aug 4, 2003 -
Depressed? Cheer up, it's not the end of the world
. You know, it seems that The more things change, the more they stay the same
. Undecided? When in doubt, consult your inner child
. Sure it hurts, but No pain, no gain
.Many believe There is truth in every cliché
, while others say you should Avoid cliches like the plague
. What's your most hated or loved cliche? The Book of Clichés
posted by Mack Twain
on Mar 25, 2002 -