Definition of backlot in US English:

backlot

noun

  • An outdoor area in a movie studio where large exterior sets are made and some outside scenes are filmed.

    • ‘These amazing sequences appear to be a seamless combination of miniature sets, superimposed floodwaters, and cutaways to stuntmen floundering on the backlot under a rushing wall of water at least nine feet high.’
    • ‘If you can manage to avoid obsessing on the obvious sets and studio backlots, and the sometimes ill-advised camera maneuvers, and pay attention to the acting and writing, then you won't be disappointed.’
    • ‘She's here to earn her designated parking space at the studio backlot.’
    • ‘Extensive sets were also constructed, both on location and on the Culver City backlot.’
    • ‘The $200-million project would be the first production backlot built in Los Angeles in a quarter century.’
    • ‘Around this time there was a silent short involving midgets frolicking on a backlot.’
    • ‘Nathan, Rudy, Natalie and I hung out at the backlot.’
    • ‘The chase scene, and her sped-up sprint through a backlot in hoop skirt and bloomers, are pure slapstick.’
    • ‘A ship inside the backlot is a near full-sized model of the Manuia berthed at nearby Miramar wharf.’
    • ‘Here's a relatively big budget put to good use, with some atmospheric location shooting instead of the standard backlots and backdrops.’
    • ‘He had a 44-year run in this business, building a reputation as one of the best production designers to have ever walked a backlot.’
    • ‘It turns Italy into a backlot and its history into a punchline.’
    • ‘The trail has tended in the past to lead from the Broadway stage to the Hollywood backlot.’
    • ‘The difference these days's that it's not shot on the backlot and this is a real travelogue as well, with south-east Asia looking spectacular.’
    • ‘Instead, she winds up in one of those squeaky clean, multicultural turn-of-the-century New York neighborhoods that only existed, so far as we know, on studio backlots.’
    • ‘In a film genre simply awash with studio backlots and blue screen trickery, this film has its own distinctive look.’
    • ‘Despite the fact the film is entirely shot on the studio's backlot in Hollywood, it even manages to convey a European flavour.’
    • ‘Filming the movie on location in New York and San Francisco and on an elaborate backlot in Los Angeles adds a verisimilitude that the filmmakers hope will offer a different kind of power.’
    • ‘Besides that, there was an actual forest that was transplanted to the backlot so when we burned the forest, we really burned a forest.’
    • ‘We got lost finding our way back to the limo, and ended up on the backlot again, where we walked past one of the costume departments.’

Pronunciation

backlot

/ˈbaklät//ˈbæklɑt/