I love these “Supercuts” because they underline an important thing that people tend to forget about script writing. The fact that screenwriters deliberately use shorthand to get an emotion or moment across succinctly.

Sometimes that shorthand means using well-worn and cliched dialogue. Cliched dialogue such as “Look at me” or “Get down.”

It has a lot to do with the audience’s collective familiarity with these lines from other films and forms of media. Sometimes, it’s more important to get a message across through non-verbal and verbal tropes because it makes the message clearer.

Anyway. Video. Here…

Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include BamnComics.com, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for ComicBookBin.com, OfNote Magazine, and ForcesOfGeek.com. His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post. Yes, he wrote this bio.