Sunday, September 6, 2015

Minor Irritant


In an effort to add verisimilitude to a script, a screenwriter indicates the actor speak with his mouth full of food at the breakfast table while his wife fiddles around with a coffeemaker. I am watching this movie and suddenly the character speaks with his mouth filled with food... I cannot understand what he is saying, and this irritates me mightily. I concentrate on his garbled speech and lose the scene's meaning.

That same movie features background music that is both inappropriate to the scene, too loud, and unnecessary.



elegiac [el-uh-jahy'-uhk]
1. used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy.
2. expressing sorrow or lamentation: elegiac strains.
synonyms: mournful, melancholy, plaintive, sorrowful, sad


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