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From Albania to Zaire, there's a whole world out there.
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q: when is a movie like a pair of shoes?
Topic by: dpowers
Posted: October 19, 2003 - 4:51 PM PDT
Last Reply: October 21, 2003 - 11:59 AM PDT

author topic: q: when is a movie like a pair of shoes?
dpowers
post #1  on October 19, 2003 - 4:51 PM PDT  
a: when hollywood wants it to be.

now that canadians are worried that the governator will be trying to wreck "hollywood north" - vancouver - there is a wider issue on the table, which is: does the WTO deserve to be able to tell local governments that they can't prefer locally produced programs to american shows, on television and in theaters?

is culture, as terry miller our heroic representative on all things media says, nothing but language, history, and religion?

okay that's a big "obviously not," right. if there is such a thing as culture, then art is part of it. so people will be debating this over the next two years or so, through the UN, trying to figure out the right way to tell american salespeople when and in what ways to shove off, so that everybody everywhere can be stars in their own ways.

article: global pushback against "titanic" culture
Cinenaut
post #2  on October 21, 2003 - 11:06 AM PDT  
I want more foreign flicks to flow in our direction. When do we get to see some Astérix & Obélix movies?
dpowers
post #3  on October 21, 2003 - 11:59 AM PDT  
i know! i want to see those! and in the french top 10, counted as a US production, was the fifth element, which was french-american co-production, mostly french.

and in other news, lawrence of arabia is voted into the top 10 american films of all time, again.

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