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Hollywood Amnesia

February 15, 2010
  1. amnesia [æmˈniːzjə -ʒjə -zɪə] a defect in memory, esp one resulting from pathological cause, such as brain damage or hysteria. [via New Latin from Greek: forgetfulness, probably from amnēstia oblivion]
  2. anterogade amnesia, posttraumatic amnesia– loss of memory for events immediately following a trauma; sometimes in effect for events during and for a long time following the trauma.
  3. retrograde amnesia – loss of memory for events immediately preceding a trauma.
  4. selective amnesia – amnesia about particular events that is very convenient for the person who cannot remember; “why do politicians always develop selective amnesia when questioned about their transgressions?”
  5. transient global amnesia – memory disorder seen in middle aged and elderly persons; characterized by an episode of amnesia and bewilderment that lasts for several hours; person is otherwise alert and intellectually active.
  6. hollywood amnesia – loss of the memory that some movies already have been made. Also known as Remakes and Rebooting a Franchise. Examples: The Karate Kid, The Stepfather, The Wolfman.
  7. sika amnesia – short term memory loss. Probably resolved by Friday.
5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2010 10:59

    I was on Yahoo and found your blog. Read a few of your other posts. Good work. I am looking forward to reading more from you in the future.

    Tom Stanley

  2. Ulrika lundström permalink
    February 16, 2010 10:59

    I know everything about selective amnesia. Why do guys always forget the good times?


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