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  1. An area of Los Angeles, known as the center of the American motion picture industry.
  2. (by extension) The American motion picture industry, regardless of location.
    • 2013 June 29, “Travels and travails”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 55: 
      Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.

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Hollywood (comparative more Hollywood, superlative most Hollywood)

  1. Resembling or relating to Hollywood.
    • 2013, Marc Raymond, Hollywood's New Yorker: The Making of Martin Scorsese[1], page 68:
      The film is at once too Hollywood and too realistic. It is tied to genre conventions while stylistically following the new code of realism, especially with regard to mise-en-scène and performance.
    • 2002, Jon E. Lewis, Hollywood v. Hard Core: How the Struggle Over Censorship Created the Modern Film Industry[2], page 168-169:
      As many critics pointed out, the timely (but mostly tame and light) comedy was not too controversial, but too popular, too American, and too Hollywood to headline a festival that was scheduled to screen the likes of Robert Bresson's Un Feme Douce, Jean-Luc Godard's Le Gai Savior, Eric Rohmer's My Night at Maud's, Agnes Varda's Lion's Love, Paola Pier Pasolini's Pigpen, and Bo Widenberg's Adelen '31.


Proper noun[edit]

Hollywood f

  1. Hollywood (area of Los Angeles)
  2. Hollywood (the American motion picture industry)