Make My Data: Charting the Most Popular Clichés in Movies

by Shane Snow
Moviegoers love a nice cliché. At least, if ticket sales for superhero comic films are any indication. See what I did there? I just used one myself. (Actually, two.) As a writer, I’m obligated to turn my nose up (three!) at clichés, wherever I see them. But my snobbery is hypocritical: I critique the unoriginality of my writer friends, yet I type clichés by the dozen.Read the full article