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with its melodramatic hyper-reality of Newport society excess and highschool conflict read through the distanced and ironic viewpoint of 'outsiders' Seth and Ryan.
Critical attacks on films like Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993) proceed from the assumption that a populist form like the melodramatic cinema does injustice to the victims of Nazi genocide.
After months of melodramatics, I finally decided to get out of the relationship.
Gerstler says that she makes lists of movie titles to use in constructing poems: "I realized one reason I felt drawn to the packed, colorful titles of American films is that so many of them seem to present the funny, irrepressible melodramatics of American English in a nutshell" ("What Is American" 1).
Mairead McClean's Way Past, a story about a young girl sent on a seemingly simple errand, is far more gripping, showing the director's deft ability to build tension incrementally without succumbing to melodramatics.
Jimmy McGovern, never known for subtlety, throws fact on the nearest bonfire to let rip with the melodramatics.
The current revival at Broadway's Royale Theatre also underscores some problems common to Wilson's plays: While each features incandescent monologues and brilliantly realized scenes, they also rely on old-fashioned melodramatics, and few transcend their author's contrivances.
His Albrecht was impetuous and fierce tempered, clearly in love with Giselle, and his final scene was simple but deeply felt, and avoided extraneous melodramatics.
Newer songs such as Breathe, with its crisp digital beats and the lavish Give Me, all electronic Kraftwerk rhythms and rock guitar melodramatics, were impressive, if occasionally veering into prog-rock territory.
As Edgardo, Theodore Green's tenor was so relentlessly forceful as to be suitable only for the melodramatics in Act II.
And over-the-top, swirling melodramatics from the keyboard provided an extra layer of melody.