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Old 08-03-2017, 11:04 AM
 
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Where are most of the movies and shows in China filmed out of?
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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Where are most of the movies and shows in China filmed out of?
Beijing. Most top celebrities live in Beijing.
Beijing has the only film academy of China.
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Old 08-03-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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How much potential does the Chinese film industry have? It seems as though the next step for them is to try and become a major soft power with a film industry to match Hollywood, but is that possible in a state with high levels of censorship?
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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How much potential does the Chinese film industry have? It seems as though the next step for them is to try and become a major soft power with a film industry to match Hollywood, but is that possible in a state with high levels of censorship?
Not in near future.
(1) Political censorship in China.
(2) International audience do not appreciate Asian actors (esp. male actors).
(3) The west won't accept Chinese ideology.
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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Not in near future.
(1) Political censorship in China.
(2) International audience do not appreciate Asian actors (esp. male actors).
(3) The west won't accept Chinese ideology.
agree with 1 and 3
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:23 AM
 
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True for 2 and maybe 3.
Westerners are interested in Asian women, but very few interested in Asian men.


Chinese and Korean medicine are widely accepted by the Chinese and Korean people, but the westerners always say they are useless. Other Asian ideas are usually regarded as backward by the westerners.
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Not in near future.
(1) Political censorship in China.
(2) International audience do not appreciate Asian actors (esp. male actors).
(3) The west won't accept Chinese ideology.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:03 AM
 
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Traditional medicine is useless.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:11 AM
 
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Not in near future.
(1) Political censorship in China.
(2) International audience do not appreciate Asian actors (esp. male actors).
(3) The west won't accept Chinese ideology.
Or maybe China can just start making good films instead of **** ones. You don't have to be a popular country or even white for foreigners to appreciate your cinema. Korea has made quite a few films in the past few years that have proven to be popular in foreign markets, Japan has multiple extremely successful animation feature films pretty much every year, India too. None of these countries hires white actors, but they have markets in the West.

No one's gonna buy your stuff when garbage like Tiny Times and agenda-pushing Japan-is-so-evil "war epics" are the only movies being produced. Go back to Raise the Red Lantern and To Live, and they will start to sell. If not commercially, at least amongst art-house fans.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:38 PM
 
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Or maybe China can just start making good films instead of **** ones. You don't have to be a popular country or even white for foreigners to appreciate your cinema. Korea has made quite a few films in the past few years that have proven to be popular in foreign markets, Japan has multiple extremely successful animation feature films pretty much every year, India too. None of these countries hires white actors, but they have markets in the West.

No one's gonna buy your stuff when garbage like Tiny Times and agenda-pushing Japan-is-so-evil "war epics" are the only movies being produced. Go back to Raise the Red Lantern and To Live, and they will start to sell. If not commercially, at least amongst art-house fans.
Some Chinese films are quite successful in the domestic market. For example 战狼2, released recently. It's actually quite hard to make commercial films nowadays, because seeing a film in the theater is very expensive and people usually choose Hollywood products.

No, those Japanese or Korean films are not influential among ordinary audience. Most Americans never watched any of them, for example. (I'm not saying they are not good.)
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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Beijing.

My favorite Chinese tv show is, A Snail Falls in Love. 2016. Has a similar feel to Sherlock Holmes in my opinion.

Here's a video clip with the theme song.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax5UvbzuwSo

Comparing modern mainland Chinese shows to what they had 10 years ago, it's easy to see how far they have come. But I don't see them reaching beyond Chinese demographics anytime soon. Too many cultural things that non-Chinese won't understand.
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