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Perhaps what he intended with that statement was to guard against an overdramatized infatuation with leadership and the consequent "neglect of less glamorous management fundamentals.
What is known now is that Kennedy's version of the threat in that speech was overdramatized for political effect, a point now conceded by surviving top Kennedy administration advisers, including Theodore Sorensen and McGeorge Bundy.
The film is sentimental and overdramatized, and the overemphasis on spectacle blurs the message.
To our real discomfort, our Russian hosts told our party they regarded nuclear safety a solved problem, that the problems raised by our experience had been overdramatized, and quoted the head of their national Academy of Science as saying that Soviet reactors "would soon be so safe as to be installed in Red Square.
More recently, Japan's industrial relations system has become the most widely emulated model (although my observation is that the production and industrial relations system in Japan is overdramatized in the media, over-simplified in analysis, and not as directly transferable as was "Fordism").
In such a political, economic, and technological conjuncture, the plight of the world's sugar producers cannot be overdramatized.
This whole ordeal has been blown out of proportion and overdramatized.
Perhaps it's overdramatized, but that was the feeling after the Dodgers were beaten up by the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles a week ago.
Indeed, a recurring criticism of the NBC coverage has been precisely its homogenization of the Olympics--the sappy human interest, the weepy mood music, the breathlessly overdramatized replays.
The Kremlin could also stage-manage a new crisis by yanking the embalmed Lenin out of Red Square and burying him in a cemetery, provoking a largely harmless Communist demonstration that could be overdramatized.
Mean street lives are neither overdramatized nor prettified, and family conflicts are met head-on.
But the rest of the cast gives overdramatized performances (namely, Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.