There are some things which emphatically do not need this mood.
Mental whiplash on the freeway at 70mph. Ow.
EDIT: I'd written 'in a Neorealist film' rather than 'in a Fellini film' above, but ahkond pointed out what a dreadful error THAT was. Though now I'm imagining a bleak stark Neorealist version of The Three Musketeers. The Yellow Horse Thief, perhaps.