Still, as compared with the later Neoplatonists, he is comparatively free from crass superstition and wild fanaticism.
We must bear in mind that he was no cold systematic thinker, but an Oriental visionary, brought up in crass superstition, and without intellectual discipline; a man whose nervous temperament had been powerfully worked on by ascetic austerities, and who was all the more irritated by the opposition he encountered, because he had little of the heroic in his nature.
Throughout the film, Makhmalbaf employs metaphors which, when examined away from the film, seem crass and obvious.
The church of St John, built in 1744, and enlarged in 1879, was supplemented, in 1880, by St Crass Church, in Perpendicular style.
Don't use melancholy for an excuse for crass behavior.