redundant character


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redundant character

[ri′dən·dənt ′kar·ik·tər]
(computer science)
A character specifically added to a group of characters to ensure conformity with certain rules which can be used to detect computer malfunction.
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As it is the flashbacks, fantasy sequences, overly busy direction, selfconsciously quirky camera angles, nonsensical twists, redundant characters (who on earth is the 'mysterious woman in black' supposed to be), self-referential winks (a Silence of the Lambs here, a Something Wild there) and even Charles Aznavour turning up in person to sing during the silly love scenes render it illogical, incomprehensible and laughable.

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