Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! features some of the most famous films in cinematic history along with a plethora of Hollywood A-listers, screenwriters, academics and critics as they guide us through the funny, weird and controversial clichés which appear on our cinema screens.
Posed in a classic crisp suit, Rob Lowe invites viewers to examine the Hollywood clichés filmmakers can’t help but use, time and time again.
With the help of the experts, Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! analyses the origins and evolutions of everything from ‘The Ticking Time Bomb’, to the ‘Meet-Cute’, and ‘Females Running in Stilettos’ – there’s also a ‘Wilhelm Scream’ montage for real movie buffs.
The special is produced by Broke and Bones, with executive producers Rob Lowe, Jon Petrie, Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. It is produced and directed by Sean Doherty, with Alice Mathias and Ricky Kelehar also serving as directors.
Ben Caudell serves as the head writer alongside Dane Baptiste, Sean Doherty, Erika Ehler, Jason Hazeley, Daniel Maier, Michael Odewale, Charlie Skelton.
Here’s the full list of talent appearing in the special!
Aisha Harris – Writer, Editor, and Podcaster
Amy Nicholson – FIlm Critic
Andie Macdowell – Actress
Andrew Garfield – Actor
Anna Bogutskaya – Film Programmer, Broadcaster, Writer and Creative Producer
Anna Smith – Broadcaster and Film Critic
Caspar Salmon – Writer
Daniel Pemberton – Composer
David Edelstein – Film Critic
Ellen E Jones – Film and Television Writer
Florence Pugh – Actress
Francine Stock -Broadcaster, Critic and Writer
Franklin Leonard – Film Executive
Helen O’Hara – Film Critic and Journalist
Ira Madison III – Television Writer and Podcaster
Jack Howard – Filmmaker
James King – Film Critic
James Schamus – Screenwriter, Producer, Business Executive, Film Historian, Professor, and Director
Jess Cagle – Host, The Jess Cagle Show, SiriusXM
John August – Screenwriter, Director, Producer, and Novelist
Jonathan Ross – Broadcaster, Film Critic, Comedian, Actor, Writer, and Producer
Kim Newman – Journalist, Film Critic, and Fiction Writer
Mark Strong – Actor
Nathan Rabin – Film and Music Critic
Richard E. Grant – Actor
Robert Englund – Actor and Director
Sam Hargrave – Stunt Coordinator, Stuntman, Actor and Director
Sanjeev Bhaskar – Actor, Comedian and Television Presenter
The Lucas Brothers – Comedians, Actors, Filmmakers, Writers, and Producers