Inspired by common clichés in Hollywood movies, French illustrator Allan Barte has created a marvellous set of prints called Petit Illustre des Cliches Hollywoodiens. Among favourites: the hero who avoids bullets, the overwhelming number of mimes in the cities of France, the cellphone that does not work in critical situations or the killer that catches up a running victim while walking. Oh, I forgot my favourite one, every apartment in France has a view on Eiffel Tower.. of course!
A psychopathic murderer will always walk faster… than a victim running away
The DNA analysis never take more than a few seconds to be processed.
mobiles have reception everywhere, even in the most unexpected places… unless the hero really needs to make a phone call.
After making love, bed sheets manage the exploit of hiding women’s breasts while uncovering men’s abs.
In France, 20% of the population is composed of mimes
In n France, all the apartments come with a view on the Eiffel Tour
When the villain shoots the hero he either misses, or superficially hits his shoulder.
Even when badly injured, the hero refuses to get treated.
In the group there is always somebody who knows morse alphabet.
When a hero takes medicine, he always takes half of the pill box, and then swallows loudly. Without drinking water, of course.
If he is single, the hero has Chinese take-away leftovers in his kitchen.
Deserted island is never really deserted.
At the morgue: the forensic doctor likes to eat while working, and the rookie vomits while the seasoned cop and the doc have a good laugh.
The hero and his love interest take time to kiss in the worse situations possible.
The witness protection program sucks.
An adopted child is actually from royal or divine descent.
Heroes never struggle to park their car. There is always a spot right under the building they want to reach.