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Hollywood moment

1. A highly dramatic act or moment, as might happen in a film. I'll never forget that Hollywood moment with my first love, standing out in the rain, awaiting the train that would take her away from me forever.
2. A moment or period of time when one or one's actions are featured in a film. The local sheriff had his Hollywood moment this afternoon as a film crew followed his day-to-day activities for an upcoming documentary.
See also: Hollywood, moment

Hollywood

1. mod. having phony glitter. Who is this Hollywood dame who just came in?
2. n. a gaudily dressed person in sunglasses. (Also a term of address.) Ask Hollywood over there to take off his shades and make himself known.
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Hollywoodish techniques to present those stories," says Noel Holston, a TV and radio columnist for Minneapolis' Star Tribune.
And I guess that is resolved at the end -- it's a bit Hollywoodish, that, almost marrying the waitress, but all the fear and all the aggression is replaced by some kind of love.
With one hand underneath her arms, the other under her thighs, he lifted her up in the finest style of a Hollywoodish "wedding night.
Mona Lisa Overdrive, Gibson's previous solo effort, is set in the Hollywoodish world of Sense/Net, focuses on the manipulation of young stars by various financial concerns, and is shot through with the thematization of commercial sellout.
In fact, Justice Department officials say the plot was so Hollywoodish, they didn't believe it at first.
Schnabel's Hollywoodish message of "give peace a chance" is not only naive but quite distasteful given the complexity of the subject.