Technology Killing Cliche Movie Drama Plots

from the damn-that-technology dept

If you haven’t figured out a reason to hate technology yet, the BBC is trying to come up with some absolutely bizarre reasons. The latest is that modern technology is killing some standard drama plots. For instance, you no longer need to keep the kidnapper on the line for 30 seconds in order to trace his call thanks to caller ID. If a character is unknowingly wandering into a big storm, these days you can just send him or her an alert on their mobile phone. Somehow, I don’t think this is one of the things that keeps studio execs and writers awake at night in Hollywood.

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