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.
WORD FOR TODAY
1. used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy.
2. expressing sorrow or lamentation: elegiac strains.
synonyms: mournful, melancholy, plaintive, sorrowful, sad