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Term coined by H. J. Whitley; refers to Heteromeles, a genus of shrub abundant in the region.
- An area of Los Angeles, known as the center of the American motion picture industry.
- (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.
- Hollywood ending
- Hollywood moment
- Hollywood principle
- Bollywood (for more similarly formed names, see Category:en:Film industries)
area of Los Angeles
the American motion picture industry
- Resembling or relating to Hollywood.
2013, Marc Raymond, Hollywood's New Yorker: The Making of Martin Scorsese, 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, 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.