Trying to write the meat of a short film has had me trying to whittle things down to their bare essentials, stripping out any superfluous compositional elements to distil the unexpurgated whole down to it’s most potent, comprehensible articulation. As that sentence makes clear as mud, I’m not sure whether I trust the theory that simplicity is best.
To quote the great Stephen Fry in a conversation on swearing,
“It's not necessary to have coloured socks, it's not necessary for this cushion to be here, but is anyone going to write in and say 'I was shocked to see that cushion there, it really wasn't necessary'? No, things not being necessary is what makes life interesting.“