In recent years, people watch more movies from overseas? What are the reasons for this? Should the government give financial support to local cinema to produce local films?
It is unquestionably the case that there is a growing trend for people to watch foreign films in preference to films made in their home country. In this essay, I will discuss why this is the case and why I believe national governments ought to support home grown cinema financially.
Perhaps the principal reason for the popularity of foreign made films is the globalization of culture in the internet age. In the past, children growing up only had access to the culture and traditions of their own country and so preferred to watch films about their own land. Now in the era of YouTube, young people grow up with easy access to an international culture; as a result, when they go to the cinema, they expect to see films that reflect that international culture and for them a Hollywood blockbuster is much “cooler” than a serious film in their own language.
A second reason why internationally produced films tend to dominate the domestic market is financial. The two great centers of world cinema, Bollywood and Hollywood, have studios with budgets of billions of dollars which can make films with exciting special effects and high production values. In contrast, locally produced films which often have much smaller budgets are therefore less attractive to the mass market.
Personally, I believe that this globalization of culture is not entirely positive and governments should take action to promote local films. If countries had their own film industries which could compete with the international studios, this would not only help preserve national culture, but also create more choices for the public as global films offer little variety.
In conclusion, the main reasons for the expansion of international films are a new globalized world culture caused by the internet and the financial power of a few film studios in Hollywood and Bollywood. We would have more choices if the governments subsidized local films.
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