Duffy is loath to draw overelaborate conclusions based on what he calls these “traces of lives.”
Instead of coming up with an overelaborate directorial concept that obscures the plain meaning of the text, Mr. Plummer is content to cloak his well-chosen cast in a riotous medley of mismatched costumes, some of which look as though they came from the cantina scene in “Star Wars,” and the rest from “Only Angels Have Wings.”
Benfy contrast, saddles his Crane biography with the overelaborate thesis that Crane "lived his life backwards": writing its events, then acting them out.
Think of Burton's movie as an overelaborate dessert: there's too much whipped cream on top, but once you get down to the pie it's pretty darn sweet.
According to a person "closely involved in the events", wrote Peel--and I suspect the "person" was probably Wardle--Cowper-Coles "didn't overelaborate, but he spelt out in very clear terms, in specifics, what he believed the consequences would be ... including that people could die".