British Cinema Vs Hollywood Cinema Essay

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British Cinema Vs Hollywood Cinema

As far as statistics show Hollywood films make twice as much money in the box office than British films. If we look at films in this manner than it is plainly obvious that more people watch Hollywood films than British films and if we believe that the best films are the ones that more people see than we can conclude that Hollywood films are better than British ones. But it's not as simple as this although the box office does have an impact on the end result. We have to first look at why Hollywood films make more money and how this pattern came about. Then we have to see whether or not this has had any sort of impact on the British cinema and if so why. From this
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About a century later Hollywood and British films have improved rapidly but in totally different ways. Nowadays we can tell the difference between most British and Hollywood films just by looking at the first scene. The questions that arise from this interpretation are how and why. How can we tell the difference and why is this difference apparent? The answer to the first question is pretty straightforward as its based on pure facts, which people cannot deny, but the second question (apparent difference) has many reasons and has no straight resolution.

British films are nearly always about real problems, they are usually about working class people, the story lines are seen as 'gritty', they are unglamorous, they do not cast big stars, unfortunately they have limited funding, many films do not have a mainstream release, they have very limited advertisement even in Britain, they are set in British locations, which anyone can see as being very limited and I have not seen any British film which actually has any major special effects. To understand a Hollywood film, just imagine the exact opposite of everything I have just stated about British films. This means that they include major special effects, they cast A-list stars, the story lines are fantasy related not real life etc. As I mentioned earlier, it is not
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