Black has a recognizable writing style where he often adds comments (referred to as “Shane Blackisms”) and jokes about the situations taking place in the story. He also sometimes directs comments at studio executives and certain script readers. Examples of these include:
From Lethal Weapon:
EXT. POSH BEVERLY HILLS HOME - TWILIGHT
The kind of house that I'll buy if this movie is a huge hit.
Chrome. Glass. Carved wood. Plus an outdoor solarium:
A glass structure, like a greenhouse only there's a
big swimming pool inside. This is a really great place to have sex.
What were you *THINKING*? My $2000 ceramic Vektor my mother got me as a special gift? You threw in the lake next to the car. What happens when they draaaaaag the lake? You think they'll find my pistol? *Jesus*. Look up "idiot" in the dictionary, and you know what you'll find?
A picture of me?
No! The definition of the word "idiot!" Which you *fucking ARE*!