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Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 01:16 am
(Don't want to live in a) hub and spoke world

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arpad
arpad
Impervious horrors of a leeward shore
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
Latiin, French, German for science and now English...

There is one strong factor - time to learn a language to be able to really converse in it is long.

Personally I would like to know more than Russian-Hebrew-English combo I use now. But I am quite sure that one more - and it will be all for me.

Till my counterpart knows English too - all is OK. But the moment he is, for example, Polish-French-Japanese - we both are lost.

So if we remove one language used as a common communication tool - we will actually reduce our chances of successful communication with people, not improve them. Because you can effectively communicate only in language you know real deep.

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As for movies - yes - I too consider it a real problem. Protectionism will not solve it, though. I dream about Europe implementing different business model of movie distribution than US lead model we all use now. But I am afraid it will not happen. I have some hopes for Japan, but Japanese solutions do not usually work on foreign turf.


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nato_dakke
nate
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Re: Latiin, French, German for science and now English...

maybe this is the undertone, but if we presume that american product is the most profitable then it stands to reason that it would draw the most money, and the highest production standards and consumability would come chasing quickly behind.

It only makes sense then that Hungarian movies wouldn't try to make themselves portable and consumable. They would try to cater to the uniquely hungarian market, without much expectation, and therefor not much concern with globally competitive quality.
Unsurprisingly, Hungarian culture, minus the global elements does not mesh well with korean culture.


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arpad
arpad
Impervious horrors of a leeward shore
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)

Personally I don't like products shaped for "uniquely local market". Too often they have that deadly taste of provincialism.

But without an industry you can't create a quality movie suitable for world market. Whereas without such movies you can't have an industry. Catch 22.

So I dream about industry internationalization.


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