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Hollywood and British Films

Postby LallyHay » Sun Apr 14, 2002 2:37 pm

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
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Re: Hollywood and British Films

Postby thegreatken1 » Tue Apr 30, 2002 1:16 am

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.
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Re: Hollywood and British Films

Postby HASSELBAINK007 » Tue Apr 30, 2002 10:55 am

American Films are all Crap
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Re: Hollywood and British Films

Postby stof_ » Sat May 04, 2002 9:16 pm

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
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Re: Hollywood and British Films

Postby phalam » Wed May 08, 2002 4:16 pm

what are the best british films of the last 10 years?
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Re: Hollywood and British Films

Postby thegreatken1 » Thu May 09, 2002 11:40 pm

Trainspotting
The Full Monty
East Is East
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Re: Hollywood and British Films

Postby wvq » Fri May 10, 2002 12:24 am

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).
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Re: Hollywood and British Films

Postby bmxsuperhero » Wed Jun 05, 2002 7:39 am

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.
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Re: Hollywood and British Films

Postby ananda » Thu Jun 20, 2002 10:47 am

Beautiful Thing.
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Re: Hollywood and British Films

Postby HASSELBAINK007 » Sun Jan 12, 2003 8:30 pm

Probably not even heard of them
DIVORCING JACK
TWIN TOWN
LIFE IS SWEET
NAKED
BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
PRICK UP YOUR EARS
MADE IN BRITAIN
GREGORY`S GIRL
SHALLOW GRAVE
WITHNAIL AND I
CHITTY BANG BANG
PAPER MASK
YELLOWBEARD
THE MISSIONARY
QUADRAPHENIA
SHACKLETON
THE ENGLISHMAN THAT WENT UP A HIL....
THE ACID HOUSE
ALFIE
ITALIAN JOB
THE HIT
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
HIGH HOPES
NAKED
WICKER MAN
LIFE OF BRIAN
PETER`S FRIENDS
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING
LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER
AMY FOSTER
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
SCUM
UNDER THE SKIN
WILD WEST
WILD GEESE
NUTS IN MAY
UP THE JUNCTION
1984
HUMAN TRAFFIC
MEANTIME
CAREER GIRLS
YOUNG POISONERS HANDBOOK
JANICE BEARD
SEXY BEAST
MCVICAR
FIRST MEN IN THE MOON
SISTER MY SISTER
NIL BY MOUTH
WAR ZONE
THE DEBT COLLECTOR
THE COMITMENTS
KES
LGE OF GENTLEMAN
WE DIVE AT DAWN
THIS SPORTING LIFE
OLIVER
HOPE AND GLORY
JABBERWOCKY
WHERE EAGLES DARE
THE VAN
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