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> There's a lot of stuff in Hollywood where it's just cargo culting something that worked once.

> cargo culting, and cultural shortcuts.

You've just described "cliché", an unavoidable component of any industrial art.

The article explains that very same thing when it argues that Kubrick's "The Clockwork Orange" started the trend.

Not quite. The person you’re responding to is talking about the motivations and beliefs that lead to the clichés, not the things themselves.

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