Mumblecore



noun

a genre of low-budget movie using nonprofessionals to depict mundane postcollege or early adult existence
Examples

The term “mumblecore” was coined by Eric Masunaga, a sound editor.

in filmmaking, a genre of very low-budget productions focused on personal relationships and daily life
Examples

“The Puffy Chair” is a great example of mumblecore.
Word Origin

2002

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