I just found this page which is a list of sound cliches used by the movie industry.
It really is a clear statement of how the movie industry’s use of surround sound is extremely limited.
“Helicopters always fly from surround to front-speakers.”
It is also one of my aims … at some point in the future, to produce soem piece of audio-visual, where the use of surround sound is a key contributor to whatever is being communicated. Imagine a movie plot that makes no sense in stereo … and can only be understood in surround…