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Re: The Heist Genre Cliche Thread
« on: December 08, 2012, 10:29:41 pm »
Did you see that Simpsons episode where they were trying to write a Harry Potter rip-off and the whole set-up was as a heist movie?  Including the double cross and the one guy running off with all the money (in that case, Neil Gaiman).  That was actually a pretty decent episode for later Simpsons.

How often in these movies is there only one chick?  And how many times is our first view of her naked in bed, answering a phone?  Beats getting out of prison right at the start although mixing that up might be interesting, have the guy in bed and the sexy girlfriend getting out of the slammer? 

And the big black guy is the muscle, unless he's had a change of heart and has renounced violence, except when he actually needs to use force at the end to save the day.  And there's the geeky "van" guy who's usually a comedic actor who isn't normally put in movies like this, and usually winds up being the only entertaining thing in the movie.  Which isn't always a guarantee.

 

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