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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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uberdionysus
uberdionysus
Troy Swain: Black Box Miasma
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)

Then we're just arguing semantics. I have no problem with tarrifs and barriers for struggling countries and economies, and a massive problem with large economies using tarrifs and barriers. I have no problem with any non-U.S. country demanding that theaters show a certain percentage of locally made film. The demands of the market will create niches for both high art and low.

Again, J-Horror, The Host, Miike, wuxia, samurai films, yakuza films, giallo, spaghetti westerns, polizias, etc., are all genre film that developed in protectionist environments. Japan, Italy, and France of that time still obviously had access to Hollywood film since all of the above were "low" bastardizatons of U.S. genres, and all of those bastardizations enriched our film culture.

It's not about prevention, it's about access, and it's only necessary for the smaller markets.


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uberdionysus
uberdionysus
Troy Swain: Black Box Miasma
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)

I was only using "low" genres to show that it's not all "high" art, and that those cultures, with help, can often produce extremely popular (and profitable) films. I also wanted to show that favorite popular U.S. directors and tropes wouldn't exist without them.

I assume you know the endless examples of "high" art film and I don't need to list people like Ozu and Szabo.

You can never have cultural separation unless you police along the lines of N. Korea or former Afghanistan. I don't think anyone is arguing for that, at least not anyone I've read in these threads. I don't think Momus is arguing for cultural seperation at all, only for more variety and ways to make that happen.

Without mixing, again, most "high" art would not exist. No Kurosawa, French New Wave, Fassbinder etc.

I'm arguing that subsidizing small markets (esp. those that are against monolithic multinationals) is good for all.


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