Welcome to Classic and Contemporary, where I’ll be looking at both a classic piece of cinema and a contemporary one and comparing an element that both films share. I thought it’d be neat to start off with a term many people get incorrectly: the plot hole.

Our good friend Wikipedia (and, yes, I’m citing Wikipedia for this information and am aware of its contributors) defines a plot hole as “a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story’s plot, or constitutes a blatant omission of relevant information regarding the plot.” Plot holes are things that cannot be disputed. It’s important not to confuse your distaste for writing, character development, or character decisions in a movie for plot holes. If you have any insight or want to debate what you feel is a plot hole, feel free to use the comment section (respectfully) for your debate!

And now, let’s get to our two features of the day: Men in Black III and North by Northwest.

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This article was first posted on September 27, 2012