Definition of Hollywoodize in English:


Line breaks: Holly¦wood|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈhɒlɪwʊdʌɪz
(also Hollywoodise)


[with object] informal , derogatory
Adapt (a story or series of events) so as to conform to the supposed norms of a typical Hollywood film, especially in respect of being unrealistically glamorous, exciting, or simplistic: for this movie, the real doctor’s life story has been significantly Hollywoodized
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  • Since 1999 he has made his name by injecting European depth and quality into Hollywood films while simultaneously Hollywoodising London theatre.
  • This alleged remake of the classic Sixties Brit heist flick has been Hollywoodised out of existence.
  • While the originals are ethnically specific, albeit Hollywoodised, representations, the remakes are completely severed from the original ethnic soil and become solely the product of Hollywood homogenisation.



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  • Simliarly, the film is amazingly effective for a fairly overblown Hollywoodization of a simple, lovely original.
  • He describes the 'Hollywoodization of political culture'.
  • Is Sundance's exportation of the indie-film mindset to other countries also an opportunity for other national cinemas to survive global Hollywoodization?

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