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Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 6:14 am
by bigpoppa_2059
No offense, but we could all post lists upon lists of films that we haven't heard of, but they don't help. To the person who originally posed this question, I suggest reading "Movie Wars: How Hollywood and the Media Conspire to Limit What Films We Can See" by Jonathan Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum is film critic for The Chicago Reader, and the most intelligent and gifted American critic since Pauline Kael. The guy is like an American Andre Bazin, the way he dissects film and relates film culture, and agree or disagree with him, he is always well informed and usually right on the money. He talks about the differences between American cinema and British Cinema at their basic levels (script, director, produer) to the way they're marketed, distributed and promoted.

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 4:09 pm
by Gaz
Well I'VE heard of most of them and seen several...

But then I am British.

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2003 9:41 pm
by gratefultiger
same here ! and i'm an aussie who just happens to love great acting &great films something you get in british cinema more than american overall!shakespeare helps, the usa never had a shakespeare but then again who else did?

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 8:51 pm
by Gaz
I second that.

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2003 8:53 pm
by Gaz
And...if you want to see the difference between British and US cinema, may I recommend for the umpteenth time...


IF....


by the late, great Lindsay Anderson.

I thank you.

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 5:14 am
by gratefultiger
A Classic! As it is still pertinent & will probably always be so.

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2003 9:57 pm
by sapphire
I'm American and I have seen many on the list. One main difference between British and American is the "money issue". Brits make film for artistic reasons and not for money, (unless you're a struggling actor).

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2003 9:19 pm
by bigpoppa_2059
You can't say that all American directors make films for money and not artistic reasons. How do you explain Harmony Korine, Jim Jarmusch, David Gordon Green, John Cassavetes, and John Sayles? All talented filmmakers who have CHOSEN to make their own movies their own way outside and away from the studio system. Sure, their films get picked up for distribution by majors, but these guys are not millionaires.


Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2003 10:21 am
by HekateMistress
Is The Hours considered an American or British film? Or a co-production?

Re: Hollywood and British Films

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2003 9:14 am
by pre-tender
what a point ? yep man i tis very confusinşg to distingusih the british from USA-made films!!! especially for non-english speaking people :)
i have seen:
Trainspotting (visually daring-interesting, reminded me Requiem for a dream)
Full Monty ( just saw the first part, will se the second part in an hour: as for 1st part it was so-so)