(1) Jules Furthman's script (based on a John Monk Saunders story) is devoid of melodrama or sentimentality.(2) Through Mrs Swille, the novel hints at the weaknesses of a culture that has long been, and remains, rooted in sentimentalism and melodrama .(3) So everything it does gets infused with the theatrical techniques of melodrama .(4) In fact, these kinds of films need melodrama ; they need action or events that externalise the emotions driving the story.(5) Drama slides irretrievably into melodrama and leaves this novel, with all its adult pretensions, firmly in the playground.(6) It is an old-fashioned, admirably reticent film that succeeds not through daring but by avoiding the seductions of sentimentality and melodrama .(7) The challenges stimulated more work on genres, like melodrama , that addressed women.(8) Boyle's approach to the material is equally dynamic, but the screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce veers uncomfortably between maudlin fantasy, comic whimsy and outright melodrama .(9) Swimming Upstream is an interesting genre hybrid, part family melodrama , part sporting saga, part coming-of-age story.(10) Camille is grand melodrama that rivals the theatrics of the most tawdry soap opera.(11) As has been extensively detailed elsewhere, the melodrama , along with music and comedy, became synonymous with the cinema in Latin America after the introduction of sound.(12) Enduring female friendships, in various forms, have been explored in both mainstream and independent cinema over the last decade or so, predominantly through the genres of melodrama and comedy.(13) It was a fabulous piece of work, a perfect mix of melodrama and dark comedy in right taste incorporated in a strong script.(14) Amid the laughter, the melodrama and hysteria, this is a play with a terrible, almost frightening undertow of sadness and helplessness.(15) he gloated like a villain in a Victorian melodrama(16) East Lynne is a melodrama with music telling how a woman is tricked into believing her husband is having an affair.