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Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2002 2:37 pm
by LallyHay
Hi. I am wanting to know know what the differences are between British and Hollywood films/cinema. Does anyone have any information on this? Anything would be very appreciated!
Thank you

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 1:16 am
by thegreatken1
A lot of British films are better than Hollywood. Here are some contrasts to prove it.

British: moderate budget, good plot
Hollywood: excessive budget, sometimes bad plot

It's just my opinion.

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 10:55 am
by HASSELBAINK007
American Films are all Crap

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2002 9:16 pm
by stof_
as fun as it is to dump on Hollywood, we must remember that there are some decent films in there. somewhere. it's just usually bogged down and overlooked because of all the highbudget exposion infested action flics

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2002 4:16 pm
by phalam
what are the best british films of the last 10 years?

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2002 11:40 pm
by thegreatken1
Trainspotting
The Full Monty
East Is East

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2002 12:24 am
by wvq
I'd nominate Terence Davies's The Long Day Closes and The Neon Bible. (I guess some people might question the nationality of the later. American actors, American source material, American setting--these, perhaps, don't make it the most British of British films. But it's pretty clear that it's Davies's film (and it was made with British financial backing), so that's good enough for me.)

Frankly, I'm not too familiar with other British films that have won some acclaim over this same period (e.g. the recent works of, say, Leigh and Greenaway), so I'm not the most authoritative source. But if there are very many recent British films which are anywhere near as good as the two I've mentioned, I'd be shocked (and a bit ashamed not to have sought them out earlier).

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 7:39 am
by bmxsuperhero
While I liked Trainspotting a lot, Danny Boyle's later films (A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach) showed us that he can't even compare to the works of Greenaway or Leigh. However, I would add Ken Russell (his earlier works) and Derek Jarman to the list of fairly-modern, wonderful British filmmakers.

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 10:47 am
by ananda
Beautiful Thing.

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 8:30 pm
by HASSELBAINK007
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