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But many other pieces fall flat without Galas' bombastic diva-tude to keep them inflated.
But he said: "I admit we may fall flat on our faces but so be it.
If this elated visual complexity does not emerge from the "stereoscopic" integration of gesture and grid (the double technical dimension obliquely corresponds to the double dimension of the effect) each tends to fall flat.
All those arguments would fall flat in the face of Marin, a pro-choice mother and a Mexican immigrant who would likely break the Democratic monopoly on the state's Latino vote.
More often than not, the movie's farcical elements fall flat or go nowhere, leaving the actors looking more confused than the relatives on ``My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance.