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Re: Sizzle meaning?

Posted by TheFallen on April 04, 2003

In Reply to: Sizzle meaning? posted by manpu on April 04, 2003

: Please, could you tell me what's the meaning of this movie title? Action takes place in Paris
: "Paris WHEN IT SIZZLES"

"Paris - When It Sizzles" (1964, starring William Holden & Audrey Hepburn).

Its a remarkably stupid movie title, really. To sizzle is an onomatopoeic word meaning literally to be frying - sausages sizzle as you cook them. Figuratively, you could talk about a plot sizzling when it's full of excitement or tension, or a relationship sizzling when it's full of passion, or someone sizzling with anger. I suppose that is what whoever came up with the movie title wanted to convey.