Korea and Mexico — most definitely. US films are mostly rip offs of foreign films anyway.
La France ou Les Etats-Unis.Je ne suis pas sure.
“US films are mostly rip offs of foreign films anyway.”
lol, what? care to explain?
very generalized statement, that wouldn’t have had any value if said ten years ago. you can’t look at the past nine years and ignore 80 years of film making
I like everything really, I don’t discriminate.
U.S. (one contributing factor – all the Germans who came here, bringing Expressionism to Hollywood)
Omitted Japan due to blind spot/bias – i don’t like films set in feudal Japan or samurais. don’t like most westerns either.
Is CINEMATICAL a word?
France and Japan are close; depending on the mood the U.S. is also. Regardless of mood, the U.S. isn’t far behind at all.
im inclined to say Hong Kong (china) because of Wong Kar Wai but truth be told i terribly enjoy Italian cinema followed closely by Iranian films.
Hey guys, isn’t this a bit shameless considering the auteurs film world cup thing? Well, for me Australia for obvious reasons – so there!
Scandinavia (can’t pick one)
Canada (always piques my interest)
I find Japanese cinema dreadfully boring.
I don’t think it gets any better than French cinema.
well, it’s almost an adverb. but to answer your question, no.
for some reason a lot of posters on this site have trouble with adjectives, I’ve never seen anything like it.
Japan, the 30s and 50s
Canada (especially Quebec)
China (30s and 40s)
Mexico (the 40s)
Runners Up- Sweden, USA, Japan
We’re addressing this competitively in the form of The Auteurs World Cup, so check out the selections made by team managers for each country/region here.
In order of preference
Looking backward – Japan
Looking forward – China
America has the best film makers, but also some of the worst.
Outside of the US, I’d say France. I love how they make films for the art value and not the money.
Love the rich, diverse world of cinema, but my heart is in the USA. Why? Partially nostalgia. No movies will ever effect me on an emotional level like the ones that I watched as a child. But even later in life I find that Hollywood has made some of my favorite films. They’ve also created a simplistic, but powerful template upon which to riff off of. Without the classic western, would we have The Seven Samurai? Without Casablanca, would we have Breathless? Without Dracula, would we have Hour Of The Wolf?
French Cinema and Japanese cinema have the most exciting list of film movements,critics and filmmakers.
They also have the best quality of films.
They have Forough Farrokhzad (The House Is Black), Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Jafar Panahi (Crimson Gold), Mohsen Makmahlbaf (Kandahar), Majid Majidi (Children of Heaven), Samira Makhmalbaf (The Apple) and Marzieh Meshkini (The Day I Became a Woman).
I rest my case.
No need for agressive behavior, Scorpiorising. “IRAN.Period” and “I rest my case” showcases you have no true arguments about what you said.Why don’t you calm down? Did anybody “assault” you for saying Iranian cinema is the best?
Oh, I wasn’t trying to be aggressive or offensive there. And I wasn’t making any true arguments. The directors and films that I just mentioned, I hope, were self-explanatory.
I just placed the “period” there to show that I don’t plan to add any more of my favorite countries, in regards to films.
i think Scorpiorising wanted to give a food for thought that not always Japan,France,U.S.A. or Italy are the most respected cinematic countries if one has the patience to search unknown lands as well and then they will realize that none has to be established in movements or distributed films to become famous…
but i guess he was just a bit more excited,hehe.
because personally,i can easily say it’s Greek or U.S. cinema since i’ve watched more films from these countries…
For an all-too-brief period in the 1940s, I’ll strike out and say England and more specifically the films to have emerged from J Arthur Rank under the Independent Producers banner, witness: The Archers – The Red Shoes, A Matter of Life and Death, I Know Where I’m Going, Black Narcissus, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp; Cineguild – Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Brief Encounter; Olivier – Henry V, Hamlet, etc. All resolutely British in character and the nearest we’ve come to a national cinema but hardly displaying the ‘little island’ mentality that beset much future production. Add-in some of the output from London Films and Ealing Studios (again bankrolled by Rank) – Kind Hearts and Coronets, Whisky Galore! et al – from this period, and you have a short but rich harvest (and an important stream of Criterion films too).
Other than the above, I’d plump for post-war Italian cinema through to the seventies (not sure where I’d cinematically go after that, probably on tour!)