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There's a legendary veteran criminal who retired several years ago leaving it to the younger guys but is tempted/lured into doing one more big money job. He at first adamantly says no but after some coercion/cajoling reluctantly agrees. A few sticky moments but the job is a success. Cut to him on a yacht/drinking champagne.
 

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The very best college professors are always the most anti-social, grumpy bastards who will abuse and insult you for getting things wrong. To the extent that you're ready to drop out because of them. This is called bullying and you can get them sacked in real life.

After some wise words from a friend you decide to stick it out and one day the penny drops. Your humble beginnings offer some insight in one of his classes, something the rich kids would never know about and all of a sudden you're the top of the class and the professor actually likes and respects you after all.
 

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The very best college professors are always the most anti-social, grumpy bastards who will abuse and insult you for getting things wrong. To the extent that you're ready to drop out because of them. This is called bullying and you can get them sacked in real life.

After some wise words from a friend you decide to stick it out and one day the penny drops. Your humble beginnings offer some insight in one of his classes, something the rich kids would never know about and all of a sudden you're the top of the class and the professor actually likes and respects you after all.
The 1970s film The Paper Chase has a nice "eff you!" to this cliche.
 

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Ladies go to sleep with full make-up and also wake up with the same
And either wear their bras in bed OR, when they sit up in bed, cover their breasts modestly, even if the only other person present is the lover they've just spent a rampant and lustful night with.
 

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And either wear their bras in bed OR, when they sit up in bed, cover their breasts modestly, even if the only other person present is the lover they've just spent a rampant and lustful night with.
There is also the oft-mentioned L-shaped bedsheet which covers the chest of the lady but not the gentleman.
 

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Or.... after having a wild sex, they both have bras/knickers/pyjamas...

Is this how Jesus was made?
As any fule kno, after having wild sex women do NOT put on knickers/pyjama bottoms.
Not right away anyway, or possibly depending on the method of contraception used.
 
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When two people are grappling on the floor and one is flat on their back and about to be killed, they will grope along the floor and find a heavy wrench or other object (normally a tool) and swing it at their attacker's head.

The attacker will then fall unconscious, either beside the victim or for greater dramatic effect, on top of them.
 

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When two people are grappling on the floor and one is flat on their back and about to be killed, they will grope along the floor and find a heavy wrench or other object (normally a tool) and swing it at their attacker's head.

The attacker will then fall unconscious, either beside the victim or for greater dramatic effect, on top of them.
N a similar vein, when 2 people are beating 7 shades out of each other with skull crushing blows, sometimes with wrenches, pipes, bat etc and after each skull crushing blow they get up, shake their heads and carry on, also, prodominantly in Segal/Van Dammw films they will discard guns to have a fist fight !!!
 

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"Everyone is trying to find a way to break through the clutter," he said. "Originality is a great mantra that almost nobody believes in. You therefore find people taking strong elements of other properties, other shows, other movies and finding a way to bring them back to life."

https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainmen...ts-remakes-revivals-tv-film/story?id=47645549
Haha, Roseanne! Sacked (the actor) and killed off (the character) for making racist comments. Was it Tweets? Nasty anyway.
 

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Sometimes I think that the plausible and entertaining plots have mostly been done and there is nothing new under the sun. One could go further and suggest that in the visual arts this is also the case, and everything ends up being derivative, as everything is anyway.. There are usually no big risks or avant-garde adventures in mainstream cinema, and it is all about the bottom line so those same stars keep popping up again and again in different costumes in different periods (think Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt), so that money can be made. You can catalogue neatly all of the sci-fi and horror plots --nothing new there, just endless variations remade with better special effects.
 
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