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melodramatic

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  • s  having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
    a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea
  • s  characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    an attitude of melodramatic despair

  • It began with venting his disgust for the melodramatic drivel he saw on television, then expanded to include riffs about false advertising and polluting consumer products.
  • The Horrible Story of the Horror Comics (1999), Brit comics fan Stephen Sennitt describes the melodramatic panorama as an incredible array of primal fears; a plunge into the .
  • The picture is full of strong, soberly realistic performances; its melodramatic beats are not too many and, in context, not particularly overstated.
News & Articles

  • Video gamers have a visual edge over non-gamers
    All that time spent slaying aliens and singlehandedly saving the world from melodramatic malefactors in video games may give players more than just a dopamine hit -- a new study says it helps the brain's visual center process information more quickly, too.
    June 14, 2013 - Duke University
  • Sorry, Pedro: 'I'm So Excited' Is Almodóvar's Worst Film
    Editor's note: This review is part of Indiewire's coverage from the Los Angeles Film Festival. "I'm So Excited" will be released in theaters on June 28. Over the course of 30 years, Pedro Almodóvar's movies have been kinky, strange, melodramatic and entertaining often in the best of ways, but "I'm So Excited" delivers all those ingredients gone wrong. The director's campy airborne sex romp is ...
    June 14, 2013 - indieWIRE
  • E3 2013: 'Final Fantasy XV' Trailer
    Sullen VO, confusing melodramatic plot threads, and unconventional grooming overlaid with epic music and intense magical infused battles over mysterious crystals? Yep, it's "Final Fantasy" alright and we have a gameplay trailer just for you! In what seems like a thousand years, Square Enix finally sheds some light on what's going on about Fabula Nova [...]
    June 11, 2013 - MTV
Quotes

  • Angelina Jolie in Washington Post
    The story unfolds like a mystery,Jolie says. "You've got people collecting clues and trying to solve what happened. But it's also very real and personal. We didn't want it to be too melodramatic or too polished. We didn't want it to be a...
  • Don Imus in FOXNews
    One woman was so offended that she got in his face and screamed; "you could just feel the heartbreak," Imus said. "I don't know if it's melodramatic to describe it as a life-changing experience, but it was pretty close. I was there to try to...

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