Cliche of the Week 36 – Fast-paced

March 14, 2011 at 9:45 am 1 comment

“Fast-paced” is a darling of those who review books, movies, music, theatre, television and sometimes art.

Sports writers, especially those who interpret basketball for the masses, also sprinkle “fast-paced” on heart-pumping match reports.

The phrase surfaces about 1000 times a week in the world’s media.

“The extensive rhythmic jokes of the minuet came through without smirking, and the fast-paced finale was done with panache,” according to The San Francisco Chronicle music critic, March 10.

“An amalgam of mystery, horror and romantic fantasy, this mash-up of the familiar fable is fast-paced and entertaining,” said The Straits Times on March 9 in a review of the movie Red Riding Hood.

“The Tulip Virus is a fast-paced, elegantly written novel.” (The Parramatta Advertiser, March 9)

“From the United States to Holland to Dubai, no nation in this ‘frictionless’ age of fast-paced and highly competitive trade can long survive without airport hub cities built to spec,” wrote The New York Times, March 6, in a review of the book Aerotropolis.

“The Acton-Boxborough regional boys’ team will be ready for a fast-paced game tonight.” (The Boston Globe, March 6.)

Cliche of the Week appears in The Australian newspaper Mondays.


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