Hollywood director: China unlikely to affect plots
The bad news is that another recent sequel, Grown Ups 2, is also going gangbusters at the box office, as Adam Sandler and his insidious oeuvre of juvenile slapstick continue the erosion of Hollywoodas once vaunted cinematic pride. And therein lies the problem at the core of Hollywood. If itas not another animated blockbuster burning up the charts, itas yet another banal, groan-inducing frat boy comedy or apocalyptic zombie romp. Where, one asks, are the movies for grown-ups, for filmgoers who like a smart racy comedy or cinematically beautiful drama or a well-told tale of intrigue? Where are the stories that are less about blowing up the globe and being able to sneeze and fart at the same time, and more about great dialogue, excellent adventures and relatable relationships? <br>Source: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Shelley+Fralic+Hollywood+where+good+movies/8682610/story.html
Shelley Fralic: Hey Hollywood, where are all the good movies?
I don't think so, because China doesn't also want to only see movies about China, they want to see movies about other things in the world," said Roland Emmerich, who was in China to promote his action film "White House Down." Hollywood has set its sights on the nation of 1.3 billion people, which is now the world's second-biggest movie market. But foreign films are limited in the Chinese market and must pass censors, who reject movies in part or whole if they show China in a bad light or are too explicit. Earlier this year, some Chinese moviegoers were left confused because of awkward cuts to the James Bond feature "Skyfall" that included unflattering references to the sex trade in the Chinese territory of Macau. Then "Cloud Atlas" was shown in Chinese cinemas minus 38 minutes that included gay and straight love scenes. China is even getting American studios to sanction alternative versions of films specially tailored for Chinese audiences, such as "Iron Man 3." The Chinese version features local heartthrob Fan Bingbing absent from the version shown abroad and lengthy clips of Chinese scenery. <br>Source: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/hollywood-director-china-unlikely-affect-plots-075844204.html