The #1 Most Over-Used Image
No competition here, and no exaggeration: This phrase turns up in about one out of every three spec scripts I read. Not sure who got it started (and I'd like to know, just so I can deck 'em) but Like a deer in headlights is the hands-down most ubiquitous clichéd screenwriting simile in existence..
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Screenwriter, teacher and script reader Billy Mernit shares his pain: