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  • proper n. The jargon associated with the film-making industry in Hollywood.


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Hollywood +‎ -ese


  • I think it was probably the first time many of the Dsiney personal were introduced to true 'Hollywoodese' in such a public forum.

    Who knows what Fantasia means, anyway?

  • Fans of the old show might like the film... but then again, maybe not, since it's a "reboot" Hollywoodese for "retcon" and pisses all over the original continuity.


  • In transposing Claude Sautet's 1970 French movie "The Things of Life" -- a film about the banality and allure of bourgeois comforts -- into Hollywoodese, director Rydell and screenwriters David Rayfiel and Marshall Brickman seem uncertain of their own point of view.

    Gere Caught In The Headlights

  • The characterization of the prim Mr. Lane as the ultimate savior translates very well into Hollywoodese.

    Stephen Glass Opens Wide

  • A problem in translation from French to Hollywoodese.

    The Weekly Standard Blog

  • Translated from Hollywoodese to English, this means, “I may get stuck working with some of these people somewhere along the road and I don’t want to offend anyone by saying this was a dumb idea.”

    This Was a Movie Project?


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