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07:38:24 AM May 27th 2014
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I think this page needs the following Alfred Hitchcock quote: "In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings." — Alfred Hitchcock

Many sources, here's one: http://books.google.com/books?id=5fPEQl7I5H0C&lpg=PA174&ots=H90JVWPqFZ&dq=In%20the%20old%20days%20villains%20had%20moustaches%20and%20kicked%20the%20dog.%20Audiences%20are%20smarter%20today.%20They%20don%27t%20want%20their%20villain%20to%20be%20thrown%20at%20them%20with%20green%20limelight%20on%20his%20face.%20They%20want%20an%20ordinary%20human%20being%20with%20failings.&pg=PA174#v=onepage&q=In%20the%20old%20days%20villains%20had%20moustaches%20and%20kicked%20the%20dog.%20Audiences%20are%20smarter%20today.%20They%20don't%20want%20their%20villain%20to%20be%20thrown%20at%20them%20with%20green%20limelight%20on%20his%20face.%20They%20want%20an%20ordinary%20human%20being%20with%20failings.&f=false
11:02:48 AM Jul 20th 2011
Is there a trope like "I kicked the dog, and the dog won"?
11:05:51 AM Jul 20th 2011
The Dog Bites Back is probably the closest.
03:57:30 PM Dec 5th 2010
This page is getting pretty long. Anyone else think it should be divided into sub-pages?
01:27:47 AM Jan 14th 2011
I think so too. Considering this is the trope for villain dick moves and Moral Event Horizon, its sister trope, has already gotten the subpage treatment, I think it's pretty much time we did so.
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