4 of the World’s Top Film Industries

When was the last time you pondered on a film beyond its entertainment value? Movie buffs may spend time dissecting and reflecting on the finer, or not-so-fine, aspects of what they have seen. And there are those who are more focused on enjoying the movie-watching experience not thinking much about the complexities of the production process. There is a lot to thank the film industry for giving people a wide array of movies to enjoy. Behind every film is laborious work that involves different departments and people from screenwriting to distribution and everything in between. These are things that make film-making seem like a magical thing on its own – it creates something that did not exist before many of which are beautiful and memorable. Here are four of the top film industries in the world.

Hollywood Sign
The cinema of the United States, more famously known as Hollywood, is a world-renowned film industry. It has a long and rich history that dates back to over 100 years ago. Hollywood has been prolific in producing films since it first started. And it has even reached billions of revenues in recent years. It has also proven itself as a leader in producing high grossing and iconic movies like Star Wars among many others.

Cinema of China
China Film Cinema
The Cinema of China traces its beginnings in 1896 although it was a few years after that when it produced its first film. It enjoyed financial success in the 1930s but experienced its share of challenges and struggles due to external factors including the influences exerted by communism on filmmaking. But it has since recovered and has since moved forward to become one of the leading film industries in the world.

Bollywood churns out more films in a year than other top film industries in the world. It is a well-established venture that dates back to about a hundred years. More known as Hindi cinema among locals, Bollywood is used mostly by foreigners in reference to Indian films or cinema as a whole.

Cinema of Japan
Cinema of Japan
Locally known as Nihon eiga, Cinema of Japan is a film industry touted as one of the largest in the world. It is also said to be the oldest dating back to over a hundred years ago. It has produced several memorable films featured in many international film festivals. It s Box office revenues have risen over the years reaching as much as more than one billion US dollars in 2015.

6 of the Must-Watch Films of All Time

There are films that you enjoy but may not easily forget as soon as the initial high diminishes. But there are those that stay with you for a long time. These are movies that make for compelling stories. Ones that make you want to watch over and over again – either for sheer enjoyment or nostalgia. With so many great movies worth watching, here are six of the must-watch films of all time.

All About Eve (1950)
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

This film is engaging, funny, and touches on some emotional buttons. Bette Davis brings to life, and then some, her character as a multiple Oscar Winner. Some movies are great for varied reasons. There are those that stand out for the amazing screenplay while others shine because of the actors’ superb portrayal. All About Eve is a delightful film with an engrossing story and flawless acting.

Apocalypse Now (1979)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Apocalypse Now is a story of a soldier who travels to Vietnam and Cambodia to hunt an American colonel who has gone AWOL. But that mission only brings him deeper into the horrors of war. The film was met with mixed reviews and reactions from critics and moviegoers alike.

Casablanca (1942)
Director: Michael Curtiz

Casablanca is about the story of an ill-fated couple that has to go their separate ways. It is a poignant romantic story with a great script, mesmerizing cast, and unforgettable lines.

Citizen Kane (1941)
Director: Orson Welles

Citizen Kane was a groundbreaking film of its time. And it has been hailed as one of the best movies of all time. Superb performance coupled with a seemingly simple but engrossing story adds to the great quality of this film. One caveat in watching this for the first time decades after its release is that it may seem slow and boring compared with the fast-paced qualities of many films in recent years. But seen with little expectation, this movie lives up to its reputation.

Mullholland Drive (2001)
Director: David Lynch

An amnesiac woman, an aspiring actress, a lesbian relationship, and Hollywood intrigues all make for a gripping story. Mullholland Drive features brilliant performances and unconventional in its own right.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Director: Miloš Forman

A film that won five Oscars – Best Picture, Best Actor, Best, Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay – deserves a spot on everyone’s must-see list. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is the story of Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) who figured that a stint in the state mental hospital is much better than grueling work detail in the penitentiary. But he soon comes to grip with the harsh realities of the institution. His antics showcased a stark contrast to what appears like a dreary life inside the mental hospital.

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