The movie is a vulgarized version of the original story.
the composer's masterpiece has been hopelessly vulgarized by its use in countless TV commercials
Recent Examples on the WebHis versions were full-blooded, with lush strings and reasonably large orchestras — and, purists alleged — vulgarizing distortions.
BostonGlobe.com, 28 Oct. 2019 Ever since his rise to power, Trump has served as a vulgarizing agent.
Leon Neyfakh, Slate Magazine, 2 June 2017
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