It somehow avoids the trap of
being overly-sentimental, but consistently moves millions of viewers to tears - because the stories of loss and reunion it tells are so powerful, and so thoughtfully presented.
It avoids the trap of
being drawn into a war on political funding," Lord Burns said.
If Pfister's film avoids the trap of
ennui that Hollow Men fell into, it is because he imparts a distinct style to his narrative.
Prashad cuts through convoluted historicisms and avoids the trap of
setting out to write the definitive historical text of the Third World.
Hampton's unusually cerebral approach to love and lust among the artists mercifully avoids the trap of
showing scenes of tormented artistic creation.
Kaplan avoids the trap of
what Gilbert-Rolfe dismisses as "one-idea art" by constantly changing course, reformulating the measure of his achievement with each new work.
Duncan avoids the trap of
bidding low to get a security contract, preferring instead to let the company's reputation for good service speak for itself.