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Old 04-18-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Historically NYC is the movie capital and London the financial capital. Today L.A. due to Hollywood is considered the movie/film capital of the world although many movies/films/series are done in NYC.
NYC has been the backdrop for numerous great films and soundtracks, and has studios such as the SilverCup Studios where large parts of such great dramas as 'The Sopranos' were filmed.

London/Britain has already been mentioned as a very historic film industry which remains highly respected globally and which is currently expanding.

Both NYC and London are important Financial Centres, and both cities have strong economic, social and cultural ties.

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Old 04-18-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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I agree, although London/Britain never had the numbers of vast studios that Los Angeles had, what British Studios did was by and large was considered to be of very good quality and unique, and the British Film Industry is still highly respected within the global film industry to thgis day.
India is an interesting contrast. Bollywood is very heavy on volume... and sheer popular entertainment value. What's better than Bollywood? MORE Bollywood of course! Moremoremore!

There are a small number of excellent dramatic films that are produced in India, but alas, I think they get limited attention because they're so much in the shadow of Bollywood comedy/dance films.

Nollywood (Nigeria's film industry) is also interesting due to the sheer volume of films that are produced. I might be mistaken, but I think I recall reading somewhere that many Nollywood films are produced to be distributed straight to video cassette, or nowadays, DVD, because television viewing is still how most people can readily access films in that region of Africa. In any case, they produce some very entertaining and watchable "soap opera" style dramas.
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Old 04-18-2016, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Wakaliwood, Uganda.

The best of the best movies:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BymeLkZ7GqM



Oh, and Bollywood represents:

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Old 04-18-2016, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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India is an interesting contrast. Bollywood is very heavy on volume... and sheer popular entertainment value. What's better than Bollywood? MORE Bollywood of course! Moremoremore!

There are a small number of excellent dramatic films that are produced in India, but alas, I think they get limited attention because they're so much in the shadow of Bollywood comedy/dance films.

Nollywood (Nigeria's film industry) is also interesting due to the sheer volume of films that are produced. I might be mistaken, but I think I recall reading somewhere that many Nollywood films are produced to be distributed straight to video cassette, or nowadays, DVD, because television viewing is still how most people can readily access films in that region of Africa. In any case, they produce some very entertaining and watchable "soap opera" style dramas.
Yes Bollywood and Nollywood are interesting, I find a lot of Bollywood a bit too full of music and dance for my tastes, but they are colourful and unique films.

The Koreans and Japanese film industries have also become well known, especially in relation to Horror Films.
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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In the western world LA is still the movie capital with NYC being the multimedia capital.... London? I have no idea where that fits in?

And Bollywood? That's pretty much for people in india. It doesn't not enjoy the global dominance that Hollywood still enjoys. Outside of a few randos no one really watches Bollywood in the western world, besdies of course indians and a select niche of randoms.
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:42 AM
 
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Forget Bollywood. The Turkish film industry is where it's all happening. Ever hear of Turkish Star Wars, Turkish Rocky or Turkish Superman/Batman etc?
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:45 AM
 
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In the western world LA is still the movie capital with NYC being the multimedia capital.... London? I have no idea where that fits in?

And Bollywood? That's pretty much for people in india. It doesn't not enjoy the global dominance that Hollywood still enjoys. Outside of a few randos no one really watches Bollywood in the western world, besdies of course indians and a select niche of randoms.
You haven't actually read any previous posts on here have you!?
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:46 AM
 
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NYC hasn't been the movie capitol since before WW2. Same goes with London and financial capitol (or perhaps even back to the 1920's).
Perhaps you should do some research before posting!?
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Forget Bollywood. The Turkish film industry is where it's all happening. Ever hear of Turkish Star Wars, Turkish Rocky or Turkish Superman/Batman etc?
Nordic Dramas also seem to be doing very well at the moment, and it's good to see more international input in terms of film and TV.

It's also been good to see the cities such as Glasgow being used in a number of Hollywood productions, the new Dragon Studios in Wales and indeed the very succesful Titanic Studios in Belfast being largely responsible for globally acclaimed films and television series such as 'Game of Thrones'. So the British Film Industry success story is not just confined to the London/South England area with new studios planned in Yorkshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast, as well as the continuing expansion of MediaCity in Manchester.

Glasgow: the unlikely favourite location for Hollywood film-makers | UK news | The Guardian

Scots film studio complex set for 2017 opening - The Scotsman

Scottish film studio cost hits 230m - The Scotsman

Pinewood film company to set up studios in Cardiff - BBC News

Pinewood marks first year in Wales - BBC News

Plans for major film studio in Yorkshire revealed - BBC News

First look at plans underway for new 10m movie studios in Belfast - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

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MediaCity, Salford Docks near Manchester is home to a number of Television, Media and Film Producton Companies, and is part of a larger social, cultural, leisure and housing development.

Studios | MediaCityUK

BBC's Salford move key to Northern Powerhouse and worth 277m a year to country's economy - Manchester Evening News


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Old 04-19-2016, 10:25 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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LA has historically been the hub of film making when it comes to the Anglo world, the English film industry always gets 'lumped in' with Hollywood, it always has, over time a lot of 'Hollywood' films have been filmed in Pinewood Studios in London, I've heard people refer to films like Chariots of Fire or the Harry Potter films as 'Hollywood films' too, not that it really matters.
I think this has to do with the fact that in the US and Canada, those films are distributed by Warner Brothers and are known as Warner Brother Films. Warner Brothers is headquartered in Burbank, California.
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