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Is it true that British films are superior to Hollywood Flicks
by adekunle-oludele Jan 08, 2022 Views (1.3K)

The BFI re-released figures at the end of last year demonstrating how poorly the typical British picture performs at the box office. Only 7% of films generated a profit overall, and that percentage reduces to 3.4 per cent when looking at films under £500,000. The figure was clearly eye-catching, but it didn't tell the complete story. To begin with, the investors in 93 per cent of "non-profitable" films did not lose money. Most UK films under £500,000 are funded under the SEIS and EIS schemes, which may safeguard up to 78 per cent of an investor's money, allowing a film to "underperform" at the box office while still allowing the investor to reclaim their investment. Second, box office receipts are only half of the story. 

Are British films better reviewed than Hollywood Movies?

What makes a film British is a topic that is constantly argued and dissected. Is it because of the talent in front of and behind the camera, or because of the money? One thing is undeniable: the country contributes proportionately more creative talent and technical knowledge throughout the world than one might assume given its size.

What do people think about British movies?

Local audiences like theatres with comfort, character, and the ability to take a coffee or a bar drink, therefore films based on literary works or specific aspects of social history or sections of the nation are frequently warmly welcomed.

These are films with a wide appeal that were produced at a high cost and supported by a large marketing campaign. They account for a disproportionately big share of a cinema's annual revenue, and they often appeal to a younger audience (16-24-year-olds).

Reasons Why Americans Audience Love British Films
1. British Actors

This helps the spectator to focus on the character's personality rather than their airbrushed face or honed figure. These characters have a far greater impact on the audience than someone who is simply attractive. We don't like the character only because our subconscious can't get enough of a lovely face. Instead, British screenwriters create fascinating individuals with personalities and views that we like.

2. British Humour

You get a little more credit in British films. You're not a naive knucklehead. For the comedy, they make you labour. The films' double entendres and ironic, unanticipated disasters inspire viewers to pay more attention to narrative threads and even current events. You must be on the lookout for subtle remarks against a certain political figure or jabs at a specific event.

3. British Language and Slangs

We may deny it all we want, but the British accent has a stronghold on the American psyche. Even if you're gangly, awkward, and oblivious, American females respond to British accents in the same way.

British film industry impact on film production

From an industrial standpoint, the industry is thriving. With inflation, the amount spent on feature film production in the UK has nearly quadrupled to £1.9 billion in a little under 20 years. Six large US studios accounted for 71% of the overall investment, while companies financed and managed from outside the UK invested about 89 per cent. If you had to nitpick, you could claim the sector has excelled at being a kind of quasi-service supplier to Hollywood, but that is utterly immaterial if you're looking at the industry strictly commercially."

The volatile nature of the U.K.’s COVID crisis on Film and Cinema

Due to the epidemic, the film and television industries saw a drop in production last year, with more than £700 million spent on filming. 

All theatres will require continued financial help from the government throughout this period. However, those working in the industry's determination throughout the year, as well as the public's support in a variety of ways during these trying times, give hope that when the economy improves, audiences will once again eagerly embrace the one-of-a-kind experience that only the big screen can provide.

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