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07:45:40 PM Jul 20th 2012
I don't think this page should have examples, so I'm moving this one here.

  • In the 2011 film Warrior: The film relies on a great deal of rather implausible premises and coincidences.
    • Two brothers with slim MMA credentials both independently decide to enter the fight game at the same time. They both qualify for and enter the exact same tournament, and both defeat some of the purportedly greatest fighters in the world to compete against each other in the finals.
    • The soldier that Tommy saved just happens to spot him on a youtube video.
    • Tommy and Brendan both happen to be walking alone on an otherwise abandoned beach and stumble into each other.
09:30:39 PM Apr 23rd 2011
I think that there should be some reference to Tolkien's "On Fairy-stories" in this page. A good part of the essay deals with "Suspention of Disbelief", and provides a unique -and extremely educated- point of view on the subject.

In fact, Tolkien went so far to say that if disbelief must be suspended, then the author has already failed to captivate his audiance. (paragraph 50)
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