When the mainstream media refer to how well British talent have done at prestigious award ceremonies they often make use of the term: “British Film Industry” however that what they are making reference to is “industry”, and definitely not “British Film”. At next month’s BAFTA awards, the American film Gravity is competing in the category of “Outstanding British Film” and so herein lies one of the many problems within the British psyche and certainly within institutions like the BBC that have never understood just what a national cinema means.
I cannot pretend to know all the answers to what constitutes the nationality of a film, but instinctively I am aware that Gravity is not a British film. Whenever we spout numbers about how exactly many films get made throughout the uk, how many awards our talents receive, the number of jobs are created through UK film production and just how much revenue is generated into the economy from such productions; none of those figures highlight ‘the elephant inside the room’ which can be that culturally we all do not tell stories that reflect our way of living. Films like The Full Monty become iconic because films using a uniquely British perspective rarely get made or seen. Actually the sole reasons why The Entire Monty became offered to a paying industry is since a foreigner invested in it while hailed British institutions just like the BBC and Channel Four turned their backs on it.
The amount of films do you notice that reflect our experiences of being British and living on these shores? How many films would you observe that truly reflect our work places, schools, universities, and personalities. I don’t just mean Ray Winstone! There exists a rainbow array of personality and culture in great britan that features a representation within the cinema of next to nil. Forget elitist productions that serve Hollywood’s appetite for your monarchy or English literature; what about our appetite? If you think that people do not need to see such British films, then Make sure you investigate the takings from the Full Monty and remind yourself who profited!
Not since the days of Prime Minister Harold Wilson have we had an elected representative put a price (Eady Levy) on foreigners accessing our paying audience so that you can Kia. Ridley Scott, David Puttnam, Alan Parker and many more all benefited and grew from this support system. Trust me, we must have more than simply an Eady Levy to start out any national cinema. The South Korean’s, the French, and also the Australians have all taken key decisions from Government to safe guard their unique cultures. We, on the other hand have just left it for the Americans which obviously is not really very British.
Until we recognize the necessity for a complete shift of consciousness the word “British Film” will forever be considered a contradiction, just because a film will never be deemed one nationality after it is owned and distributed by another where all the key decisions are foreign. This does not constitute a national language of cinema, it precipitates what we have today: British talent and rxkfcr for export.
Hollywood comprises a little portion of the Indian Cinema. It means the Mumbai-based hindi-language film industry the most widely used in India. The name ‘Hollywood’ comes from the 2 words ‘Bombay’ (the first kind name for Mumbai) and ‘Hollywood’ (the center for your American Film industry).
Though the vast majority of Hollywood movies is within the language Hindi, use of Urdu and English words is extremely common. The very first Hollywood movie Raja Harishchandra was launched in 1913. Raja harishchandra was actually a silent movie in monochrome. And the first Indian audible movie was Alam Ara released in 1931.
The price of Hollywood movies is at million dollars, around ten million dollars. Hollywood movies are liked and watched by people around the globe. It is most favored in south-asian countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Many Pakistanis enjoy Hollywood movies but get some limitations legally. The Indians in South Africa, Nigeria and Morocco form a huge audience for these particular Hindi movies.