Cliche of the Week 83 – Churns out

March 19, 2012 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

The entertainment machine relentlessly churns out commercial films, books, music and even soccer players.
The sneer is that this success is somehow not art but more an assembly line of sameness.

The mainstream media uses the label churn out more than 400 times a month.

“The X Factor runs to an interminable annual schedule, barely a few months for the winner to pull some original songs together before they’re promoted during the next series – a series destined to churn out more acts,” (The Observer, March 11).

“Athlone Town soccer club is half a mile away while Buccaneers rugby club is across the bypass but the primary schools in Cornamaddy and Coosan continued to churn out quality young players,” (The Sunday Times, March 11).

“After decades of being trained to follow the expectations of generic commercial fiction by publishers, our enfeebled human imaginations can do little more than churn out the same old stories,” (The Guardian, March 10).

Cliche of the Week appears in The Australian newspaper Mondays. Cliches in the media are tracked across the world using Factiva and Dow Jones Insight.

Chris Pash’s book, The Last Whale, a true story set in the 1970s, was published by Fremantle Press in 2008.

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