Top 25 Melodrama Quotes

Here we have the best Melodrama Quotes from famous authors such as Todd Haynes, Nina Tassler, Song Joong-ki, James Gray, Lillian Hellman. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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I love how ‘melodrama’ is a denigrated term – a lower-class citizen to other genres. And yet that’s what life is, man.

I’m part Latin, so everything in the Latin culture is – there’s a lot of hyperbole, and there’s a lot of melodrama.

If I had to say the secret recipe for acting melodrama, I think it comes from myself in real life. I have a belief that when I do melo scenes, I try to make them less cheesy.

Melodrama is one of the most stunning art forms. These are stories where the emotions are big, and the situations are big, and the artists believe in the situation dramatically. There’s no irony or distance.

With ‘Carol,’ I was just really looking at and thinking about the love story as a genre, not the domestic melodrama.

If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody‘s mercy, then you will probably write melodrama.

Lillian Hellman
I think that as a kid I was pretty drawn to melodrama.

Melodrama and melodramatic are not the same thing, and often people make the mistake of confusing the two.

All the political angst and moral melodrama about getting ‘the rich’ to pay ‘their fair share‘ is part of a big charade. This is not about economics, it is about politics.

A lot of ’20s musicals were a hodgepodge of melodrama, mixed with operetta and romance, and then some sense of modernism and some sense of irreverence.

I can remember when I was 24, and I broke up with my first serious girlfriend for the first time. She was a very nice person, but she had a little bit of a tendency toward melodrama… Her response was to take the key to my apartment off of her key chain and hand it back to me.

If a man went simply by what he saw, he might be tempted to affirm that the essence of democracy is melodrama.

I can say without melodrama or malice that Hollywood ruined my life.

Jerome Charyn
I love the flamboyance, the melodrama, the bloody theatre of Russian history.

Melodrama is sometimes broadly applied and sometimes derogatorily applied.

I’ve always loved Victorian melodrama. And I’ve always liked larger-than-life theater, providing it’s truthful and honest. I like what the theater can provide in energy and bombast – I enjoy it when it’s large, and by that I don’t mean in size, I mean in emotions. Shakespeare did that.

The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved – as absurd and extreme as they may initially seemmust stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses.

English Vinglish’ is simple; that’s why people like it. The film has simplicity and sensitivity. There is no melodrama. Some things have been conveyed just through expressions and no lines.

I cry all the time when I watchGlee‘ because I don’t know if it’s satire or melodrama and that makes me feel like the writing is aware of itself, and that makes it OK to cry.

We always knew that we didn’t want to show Alan Turing in the act of suicide – it was our feeling that would tip over into melodrama too quickly and seem over-the-top.

So slowly in my mind formed the idea of melodrama, a form I found to perfection in American pictures. They were naive, they were that something completely different. They were completely Art-less.

All good, clean stories are melodrama; it’s just the set of devices that determines how you show or hide it.

The influence of John Hughes is fully felt in the melodrama ‘Donnie Darko.’ This first film written and directed by Richard Kelly is a wobbly cannonball of a movie that tries to go Mr. Hughes one better; it’s like a Hughes version of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

I barely watch TV apart from the news. Most of it is rubbish. There’s all this reality nonsense and dross. I think there’s a market for a well-produced, well-written melodrama like ‘Dallas.’ It’s pure entertainment.

Tragedy without comedy is melodrama, and comedy without a higher purpose is vacant.