23rd April 04:04
British Film Industry (et)
I'm beginning to suspect there is another important reason why the British
Film Industry simply doesn't produce Great Films, as you did in the 30's, 40's
and '50's ---- with some later stragglers.
Some of the very BEST STORIES you have to tell are of the BRITISH EMPIRE ----
and many of you seem to be ASHAMED of it and want to FORGET about it. So, I'm
not surprised you aren't interested in making or watching a FILM about it.
Why haven't you made a Great Film about William The Conqueror, Harold and the
Battle of Hastings ---- for starters?
You folks are certainly in the best position to tell that story....
Why didn't YOU make a Great Film about William Wallace?...
"I don't care a twopenny damn what becomes of the ashes of Napoleon
Buonaparte." ---- Attributed to Arthur Wellesley, [1769-1852] Duke of
Prosecutio stultitiae est gravis vexatio, executio stultitiae coronat opus.
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D. Spencer Hines
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
Vires et Honor
| No, that's not the issue.
| I'm talking about high quality, intelligent, provocative, brilliant films
| made by British Film Companies by Brits, financed completely by Brits and
| directed and produced by Brits, with British screenplays ---- not just
| FILMED in Britain ---- and which make lots of money for their creators and
| also appeal to an International Audience.
| Why don't we see any more _The Red Shoes_?
| Brits didn't even make _Gosford Park_. Robert Altman, a Yank, did ----
| although the brilliant screenplay was written by a Brit.
| Deus Vult.
| D. Spencer Hines
| Lux et Veritas et Libertas
| Vires et Honor |
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| | "D. Spencer Hines" <D._Spencer_Hines@usa.yale.edu> wrote in message
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| | > Why can't you Brits make Great Films any more? Too expensive?
| | > Distribution problems?
| | >
| | > In the '30's, '40's and 50's you did.
| | The most successful film series ever, and still going, are the James Bond
| | films. All the Superman films were made in the UK, as were all the
| | of The Lost Ark films, Batman, 2001, virtually all Kubricks films (Full
| | Metal Jacket was filmed at Beckton gas works just before they pulled it
| | down, I saw them film parts of it), many of Speilbergs films, Saving
| | Ryan, The Longest Day, All the StarWars films etc, etc, all made in the
24th April 03:06
British Film Industry (right-wing)
in article email@example.com, Guig at yerawsittin@home
He's an attention seeker, a troll AND a flamer.
He's also a sad old man who is living off his naval pension in Hawaii.
He's no friends and no life to speak of except disrupting Usenet with his
right-wing views and racist bullshit.
He also drinks a lot.
Ask him why he was suddenly removed from Naval Intelligence and dumped in
the Housing Office to see out his naval career.
Believe me this was *NOT* a promotion.
Ask him why he has never held down a job since he left the navy.
Ask him why he's such a wanker.
Hines is just another who failed miserably to live up to the expectations of
his father, the late Admiral Wellington T Hines, who by all accounts was a
gentleman and a war hero.
The son however is a liar, a charlatan and a coward.
Note the lack of the 'Spencer' bit in his father's name, this is something
Hines added himself, his children don't use it, only him - pompous twat.
Another of his claims is that he is related to the British Royal Family, yet
some of the finest genealogists in the world have failed to find ANY link
whatsoever in any of Hines' lines to even bastard royal off-spring.
Hilarious, he's no more than a Village Idiot.
Michael W Cook
Castles Abbeys and Medieval Buildings
25th April 01:35
British Film Industry
All those have been covered in British made films. However, they tend to be
strong on fact and short on spectacle, so they don't appeal to an American
audience and, of course, a film that hasn't been seen in America doesn't
25th April 01:36
British Film Industry
I suspect that the fact that British film studios tend to be in Southern
England (for much the same reason US studios moved to California - a better
probability of good light in the days before arc lamps) may have had an
influence on that. Ten years ago, he had hardly been heard of outside