The "nooooooooooo!" Take-A-Bullet Cliche

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  1. MichaelBA

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    Toward the end of the film MRS. BROWN [1997], Billy Connelly as John Brown, servant to Judi Dench as Queen Victoria, runs out in slo-mo over a good stretch to stop a would-be assassin, all the while shouting, again in slo-mo, "nooooooooooooooooooooo!"

    How often has this cheesy cliche been used?

    I picked a rather obscure example, I think, but that shows how pervasive it is. Is it? To what extent?
     
  2. Haggai

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    LOL...yeah, I think it qualifies as a cliche. I only saw this movie once, but wasn't it also in Legends of the Fall, when Brad Pitt is trying to protect someone right at the end? Either his daughter, or his dad, I think.
     
  3. David Gotwals

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    What always got us about this scenario, is that the hero takes a bullet, and falls to the ground, possibly dead now. What is stopping the shooter from firing again? Better to save yourself, and find another girl to fall in love with! [​IMG]
     
  4. Don Solosan

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    Clint Eastwood in In The Line Of Fire. Only he isn't yelling "Nooo!" Booth only has one more bullet in his gun, so he can't just start spraying the tangle of bodies around the Prez, hoping for a hit.
     
  5. Nathan Phillips

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    The worst "nooooo!" ever is in Dead Poets Society. I loved the movie as a teenager; seeing it again on TV not long ago I cringed.
     
  6. MattHR

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    I think Darth Vader's version of "nooooo!" in Episode III takes the cake.
     
  7. Max Leung

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    I think the best implementation of the "nooooo" take a bullet cliche is in John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow".

    (In chinese) "NOooooooooo!" -> Bullet. Make that several hundred rounds of bullets! [​IMG]
     
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    Vader's "Noooooo!!!!!" get's a bad rep, it isn't that bad upon subsequent viewings.

    Eastwood jumping to save the prez in In the Line of Fire serves as a plotpoint, a character arch for Frank, succeeding where he failed in the Kennedy shooting, so in that case it worked perfectly.
     
  9. Shawn_KE

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    Isn't that is every other Van Dam movie?
     

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