Freind of mine is a film director (b movies ect NOT big screen) we just had this disscusion on who makes the most realistic films i said us (UK) not just cause i am from the uk but its true take a look at movies like "One More Kiss" or Trainspotting or even as far as 28 days later........
we make much more unpredicable movies where as the movies like speed or any jean claude van dam movie...you can see whats going to happen.
does anyone agree we make the most realistic movies,i am not asking for the best just the most realistic..
for action probably US but they are predictable movies,you know blood and guts and very unreal.but for a really good who done it movie i would say UK there,s usually a good twist to it that you didn,t think of unlike the US one,s where you,ve usually guessed about 10mins. into the movie.
It's nigh on impossible to make a comparison as the USA makes so mamy more films than the UK. I would favour American films overall, as although they make a lot of rubbish, they also make a lot of excellent films. I find that the UK makes a lot of their films to suit the American market, not the other way round.
About a year ago I recorded 'Kind Hearts & Coronets', which I still watch regularly... there's no doubt that British films have a certain timeless charm compared to Hollywood brash. But I'm open minded... I recently watched '11:14', an American black comedy, every bit as good as Ealing's best with a last minute twist.
P.S. I can't bring myself to watch the Hollywood remake of Kind Hearts & Coronets... it's just not on to steal such a quirky British plot!
Bit of an impossible comparison: British filmmakers make films in the US - look at Danny Boyle and Sunshine, for starters - and US filmmakers make films here. And then what about directors from the rest of the world? Peter Jackson springs to mind - he's a Kiwi.
I have to agree about British comedy films'. The older ones are quite good but the new ones are as funny as a strangulated hernia. I'm afraid we cannot make comedy films now but we can make excellent TV comedy series.