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英単語/英語表現 2017年12月19日

1. infuse ... with ~ 「...を〜で満たす」

"It would be difficult to quantify all of the different ways that home video infused Hollywood with cash and creative  outlets" (Decherney 105).


2. entice ... to ~ 「...を〜するようにそそのかす」

"DVDs carried high-quality video and could hold large amounts of cmpressed video, allowing studios to add extra features that enticed viewers to buy and rent them" (Decherney 106).


3. incremental 「ますます増加する」

"DVDs may have seemed like an incremental change from VHS tapes, but the higher quality, cheaper prices, and digital formats allowed DVDs to change the culture of movie consumption" (Decherney 107).


4. tout 「押し売りする;客引きする」

"The 'whatever whenever' ideak that Sony had touted with its initial Betamax advertisements continued to triumph" (Decherney 108).


5. flop 「(劇や映画の)失敗作」

"But Carolco ran out of money during a recession in the 1990s and bet the entire company on a single film: the flop Cutthroat Island (1995)" (Decherney 109).


6. coup 「(思わぬ)大成功、大当たり」

"One of their earliest coups was buying the rights to Steven Soderbergh's Cannes and Sundance winnder Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)" (Decherney 112).



Decherney, Peter. Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)