Monday, February 08, 2010

Le Cliche

For Christmas this year, Nance got me two books about movie cliche's.  Both edited by Roger Ebert.  They are:

Ebert's Little Movie Glossary: A Compendium of Movie Cliches

And

Ebert's "Bigger" Little Movie Glossary

These are great resources for writers that want to avoid the old worn out stereotypes and cliches that populate most of today's filmed entertainment.  I HIGHLY recommend these for non-writers and writers alike.  Both of these books make great bathroom reading as you can read a few of the entries at a crack :)

To get a taste of what this is, you can check out this list of 100 movie cliche's that just wont die HERE.

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