Yikes, my last post on here was almost 3 month ago………  time flies!

Anyways! I have always been fascinated with movies. The very first movie I saw in my entire life was Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, a movie which terrified me to no end. That was the beginning of my love affair with the movies, and my tastes have evolved ever since.

For many years, I was so hooked on Hollywood-made movies that I at one time thought that it is the only existing film industry in the world. That, of course, is very wrong. While Hollywood is the world’s best-known film industry, it is far from being the best. More often than not, movies made in Hollywood are topped in terms of plot, characterization and overall quality by movies from various Asian, European and South American countries.

This is exactly the reason why I’m thinking about organizing a film club among my friends, who are just like me a few years ago in the sense that all they ever see are Hollywood movies. I know that most of them will react with disdain towards non-English language movies. Like most Americans, they hate having to sit through a subtitled movie. I can only hope that they can see beyond all that and appreciate those foreign language films for what they are.

 

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