Who has the second-richest film tradition in the world? Everyone knows the USA is #1, US invented cinema and pioneered everything in it.
Who has the next richest film tradition? Japanese film is a treasurehouse, but is the Japanese film tradition richer than France's? To some extent this calculation must depend on taste. Some people tend to like French film more, some Japanese. The French, however, do have some significant factors in their favor. The French claim to cinema greatness goes back as far as cinema itself, and has been a pretty much unbroken chain of excellence. (Excepting, perhaps, the WWII period. Even during WWII, they produced "Children of Paradise.") Japanese cinema's significant history starts in the early 1930s. While there are fine Japanese films from that era, Japanese film really geared up during the early 1950s, and then produced a lengthy string of fine films from many directors through the 70s. The 80s and 90s, however, have been a less productive period for Japanese films. (Unless you're on of those who regards anime as the peak of cinematic achievement.) They've made some films worth watching, but they've experienced a truly fallow period, in my opinion. The French, on the other hand, while not perhaps up to their finest periods, continue to produce exceptional films annually.
I only like Italian films when they're dubbed in English. Who wants to hear Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, Cameron Mitchell, Farley Granger, Jack Palance, Guy Madison, John Saxon and Barry Sullivan dubbed in Italian?
And even when the casts are all Italian, it's a chore listening to them in Italian, because the post-dubbing is so awful. Why is the Italian film industry so repelled by sync-sound recording?
Except, you know, the whole Japanese Golden Age which literally influenced modern day cinema.
Japanese make the best movies in the world, anyone who disagrees is this guy -
>writes any dissenting opinion off as 'weeb'.
>as if being a weeb is a bad thing
What's the french got?
Japan has -
There is no competition when you actually think about it.
I actually once tried to make an autistic ranking of country's cinematic output based on a shitty algorithm from the TSPDT top 1000 films I got bored and gave up after 200 but the USA was obviously way out in front, and France was in second, Japan was kind of middle of the pack. I think people forget that outside of the big three Japanese directors, the country is kind of unremarkable cinematically.
No one gives a shit weeb,also
I have watched all the Korean movies available to me. I stopped doing it since summer, because the ratio between good and mediocre movies started to go to zero. Personally, I think Korean movie industry is no different from any other country. Every year, a few good movies and million craps. The highest peak (around 00-04) of so-called Korean new wave was already over. Last year was one of the worst years in terms of quality. One good thing is that the wave has produced half dozen good directors worth following.
Why do people try to talk about foreign cinema, when they know nothing about it?
>however, have been a less productive period for Japanese films. (Unless you're on of those who regards anime as the peak of cinematic achievement.
Is probably one of the most wrong things you could say.
I could list a bunch of movies from Japan off the top of my head which trump any American or Eu film that has been released.
Kabukicho Love Hotel - 2014
Himizu - 2011
Dolls - 2002
The Tale of Iya - 2013
If you want to make broad claims like you have, you have to at least know what you are saying. For more movies look at the directors from each of those posted movies. They are very active, and very much above the bar.
>>wow such slow and boring wideshot of a man walking, how artful!
It's influence is undeniable. Not my fault you didn't lke them.
why have none of you fucks mentioned Slovak, or Polish directors already? Krzysztof Kieslowski, Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos, Dušan Hanák, Andrzej Wajda, and Tadeusz Konwicki are only some of the phenomenal directors to be found in east-central Europe.
I need to make more Iya webms.
Why can't you read?
Gtfo weeb, your kind is not wanted here.
French people are the worst
new wave is garbage
le muh nude love making
le muh powerful emotions of le sex
why are french people so up their own ass and pretentious compared to everyone else?
Tati was was the only cool dude
>US invented cinema and pioneered everything in it.
Here, go read up on this guy, everyone owes him a lot of respect in the film industry:
>Also, enjoy the mustache.
No. You still haven't answered the question.
Just saying, you're wrong.
>current owner is a literal nip
>somehow not a weeb website
>a website's userbase and main purpose never changes
>the owner of the site is a Japanese man, therefore this site is a safe space for weebs :^)
>a website made for western audiences to dicuss Japanese things isn't a weeb website
>a website imitating almost exactly a weeb website isn't a weeb website
>the userbase surely isn't delusional
>americans surely aren't ignorant
It's a weeb website, and moot picked best girl, deal with it.
You must not browse here very often.You can leave at anytime.
Fuck you, weeb.
The userbase did change, there's nothing that can be said against that, that's why we have so many weeb containment boards.
Team Asuka all the way in any case.
we hardly discuss asian movies on /tv/ and when we do the threads only reach 100-200 replies because of shitposting.
>owner is a literal nip
>not a weeb website
:^) 10 years and counting, bro.
gb2 /a/ which is literally worse then reddit because asians cant into media.
>we hardly discuss asian movies on /tv/ and when we do the threads only reach 100-200 replies because of shitposting.
>The userbase did change
Of course it did, it's full of normies now. That doesn't mean the reasoning for this place has changed, it just means it inhabited by normies, such as yourself.
>actually using archives
>the thing which killed 4chan
>(you) are not the problem
I ran out of my webms.
>Of course it did, it's full of normies now. That doesn't mean the reasoning for this place has changed, it just means it inhabited by normies, such as yourself.
Exactly, it's ruled by non-weebs now, so fuck off back to /a/, it's where sub-humans like you should stay.
>making it so we can BTFO weebs like you
>Exactly, it's ruled by non-weebs now, so fuck off back to /a/, it's where sub-humans like you should stay.
Yeah, no. Normies will leave and all that will remain is all that there once was.
At least deny being the normie scum which you are.
The time of the weeb is over, mate.
Just accept it.
Here, have a Maisie to cheer you up.
Even in 2007 there were no weebs on /tv/ and only the occasional anime bait thread.Also
>mfw normies are making animu more casual
>mfw weebs will have to compete with chads for their waifu
What the fuck are you implying about Maisie, you weeaboo fucking shit?!
This is the only acceptable bong, except that filthy CP.
>also a weedfag
I didn't know what I was expecting.