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  • n  language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

  • Opening with a close-up of an eye a series trope and the very first shot of the first episode "Previously on Lost" hits a number of familiar notes and includes oodles of .
  • All right, it's the old Eros-Thanatos trope.
  • Both movies had similar casting strategies, focusing on the teen-comedy trope of an eager male virgin, but Bunim-Murray had an edge: female identical twins.
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  • The Joy of Frances Ha
    Just try not loving Greta Gerwig. Impossible. FRANCES HA. The quirky, hipster ingénue is a trope that will probably last forever. From the flapper girls of the silent era through Annie Hall and Amélie , leading men have been tripping over themselves to win the hearts of girls with that certain je ne sais quoi.
    June 13, 2013 - The North Coast Journal
  • Mindy Kaling: This Season’s Most Unexpectedly Great Physical Comedian
    Everyone knows that Mindy Kaling does meet-cutes, pillow talk, and dating disasters better than anyone on TV. But the big revelation in The Mindy Project isn’t that she can twist a rom-com trope a million different ways; it's that she's ready, willing, and able to fall off a beanbag and swing around a ... More »
    June 13, 2013 - Vulture
  • For Bond, Vertigo to push boundaries, unsettle
    NEW YORK — Vertigo Comics has long cultivated its reputation as home to the odd, unusual and unsettling. Its characters — the Sandman, Skinner Sweet and the Preacher — and titles have provided a refuge for readers hungry for concepts that often avoid the trope of heroes and villains.
    June 10, 2013 - Boston Herald

  • Toni Morrison in Indianapolis Star
    Our first hint that the race card had found a new game was when Nobel Prize-winning writer Toni Morrison called Bill Clinton "our first black president": "Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor,...
  • Mark McKinney in Inside Bay Area
    Somewhere there's a famous romantic trope that you keep youth in the foreground and age in the background,McKinney explains. "That's what we did: We completed a triangle. We went from youth to age in three seasons. From the beginning, Bob...
  • Edward Zwick in
    Mr Zwick said: "My grandfather always told me that charity was always best done in private, and this notion of a charitable contribution as a blandishment to wear diamonds is the creation of a new trope in our culture, I think it's the charitable...

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