Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thoughtful About . . . Those Poor Kitchens

I've noticed a trend lately. In action shows/movies, whenever bad guys are chasing the good guys through a public location, they always (and I mean always--I've counted at least three of these scenes in stuff I've watched the last two weeks) duck through some shiny, huge industrial kitchen. And more often than not, bullets follow.

Have you ever noticed that? Bullets turning heads of lettuce into cole slaw . . . ricocheting off polished carts of stainless steel . . . kitchen staff jumping out of the way and tossing bowls of who-knows-what . . .

What is up with that? I mean, I'm now laughing about it because I've noticed it in everything, but really. What's the allure for the script writers, the choreographers? Does it make for exceptionally good blocking? Do the reflections off all that shining metal help with something? What??

So that's my silly observation for the week. Pay attention, I bet you'll start noticing kitchen-chase/shooting-scenes all over the place.

Anything you've noticed over and over in movies or TV?

1 comment:

  1. My guess? It's the creative weapons all within hand's reach. Meat cleavers, knives, skillets, kitchen twine, etc. I always hide my eyes when fight scenes move to the kitchen.

    Something I notice over and over in bad TV is people coming in and out of rooms for no reason. Other than the writer needs them in that room to say something to the character in trouble. Then they say their poignant dialogue and walk out for no apparent reason.

    And, yes, Abbie in The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series shares my pet peeve :)