The Cliché: Sometimes when you hold a heist, you have to take a hostage. And where there are hostages, there's torture. And where there's torture, there's nastiness. But sometimes, a bit of music can lighten the mood, as proved by the jolly old ear-cutting scene in Reservoir Dogs.
If you want to make a heist movie, you've got to embrace your dark side.
Appears In: Reservoir Dogs (1992)
How To Recreate It: Rest a video camera on your desk in a free classroom. Find the school bully, and gaffer tape him to a chair. When he starts making threats, get your DAB radio out of your bag and stick on George Lamb's radio show.
After about ten minutes of mockney catchphrases and awful jokes, the bully will be begging for his life.
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