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  • s  having characteristics of the stage especially an artificial and mannered quality

  • Urban, urbane and stagey in the best sense of the word, this sitcom affirmed that opposites could attract an audience.
  • While it still has the same weaknesses, like the dialogue, which is distractingly stagey in the mouths of most cast members who are not Ian McShane, the showdown over Port .
  • The dialogue is at times stagey, and the characters are defined almost entirely through their addictions.
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  • Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (Fox Cinema Archives)
    Rent It "The distance between the library and the bedroom is astronomical." Oh! brother: stagey, fitfully amusing...and very mild, sex comedy. 20th Century-Fox's Cinema Archives line of hard-to-find library and cult titles has released, Oh, Men! Oh, Women! , the 1957 romantic farce based on co-scripter Edward Chodorov's Broadway play, directed and co-written by Nunnally Johnson, and starring Dan ...
    Sept. 5, 2013 - DVD Talk

  • Brian Grazer in USA Today
    In adapting the hugely successful Da Vinci novel, "I think we may have been too reverential toward it," Grazer says. "We got all the facts of the book right, but the movie was a little long and stagey."

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