Created By: Sooku on June 1, 2011 Last Edited By: Sooku on June 9, 2011

Dramatic Bite

A character takes an exaggerated chomp out of a piece of food to set the mood.

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Exaggerated actions are a great way to build dramatic tension. When one of the characters involved happens to be eating something, then a dramatic bite may be in order. A dramatic bite is characterized by exaggerated movement of the body, extra reverberation on the crunch, and mood setting background music, among other things.


Anime & Manga

  • At the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest when Barbossa makes his surprise return he takes a large bite out of an apple. (showing he is fully alive as in the first film he couldn't eat because of the curse)
  • The popcorn-eating henchman in Free Willy.

  • Used in the intro to Iron Chef with a bell pepper.

Web Comics
  • Megatokyo: Miho in this strip. Doubly so since this was the first time she was shown to actually eat anything.
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