"Get what?"

Cinematic supercut: "You just don't get it, do you?"

If you think screenwriters have become a little more original over the years, you just don't get it ...


Drew Grant
June 10, 2011 4:01PM (UTC)

How many movies can you name where a character wheels around to his companion and seethes, "You just don't get it, do you?"

I gave myself ten minutes on this project, and was only able to come up with the first clip from this supercut, "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." If it hadn't been for supercut sensation Jeff Smith (seriously, check out all his Vimeo creations … this guy has compiled everything), I might never have noticed how prevalent "cinema's worst writing cliché" was in modern film. Take a look:

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A fun game is to try to count the amount of times this line is used on/by Dennis Hopper, Marisa Tomei, and every unknown actor who has tried to make it in Hollywood by starring in a straight-to-DVD action film

What's your favorite cliched movie phrase? Mine is "You're not going to shoot me" (usually followed up by the inevitable "…because the safety's still on!"):  if someone would like to make a supercut of that in the near future, I'd be really grateful.


Drew Grant

Drew Grant is a staff writer for Salon. Follow her on Twitter at @videodrew.

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