Any other places you've read about the Movie Cliches List? If you've read about her anywhere else, please let me know!
Dear Giancarlo,There are also a few movies that deliberately make fun of movie cliches: some examples are John Mc Tiernan's "Last Action Hero", most of the Zucker-Abrahms-Zucker films ("Airplane", "The Naked Gun" series, "Hot Shots" parts 1 & 2, "Top Secret"), "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1". And Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" manages to subvert quite a few movie conventions, too.
A friend has sent me a long list of your movie cliches, which I much enjoyed, especially the detailed analysis of battle and violent action.
Thanks, too, for mentioning my little book. One tiny footnote: The book grew out of a "Glossary of Movie Terms" which ran for several years in the back of my other book, "Roger Ebert's Video Companion," and before that it was a newspaper article in the Chicago Sun-Times, 10 years ago. I say this only because I do not want the impression to get around that I ripping anyone else.
Of course, in a way, all these lists go back to the "Scenes We'd Like to See" feature in Mad magazine.