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>> >> The consciousness  of cinema in Europe is light years ahead of that in the
>>  USA.
>> >> The Brits, the Scots, the Irish, the Welsh, the French, the Italinas, the
>> >> Greeks, the Czechs, the Poles, the Spaniards, the Portuguese, the
>> >> tghe Dutch, the Swiss, the Swedes, the Norwegians, the Finns, the
>>Danes, the
>> >> Luxembourgois,the Austrians, the Germans, the former Yugoslavians, e
>> >> Bulgarians,the Cypriots, the Hungarians (am I missing someone? The
>> >> Albanians perhaps? the Maltese? The Slovaks? or the Turks of Ankara and
>> >> Constantinople)
>> >> ....are very strong (at least in circles equivalent to ours) in American
>> >> cinema, while we are near-zero on non-American cinemas.
>> >>
>> >> In Madrid, London, Paris, Barcelona, Geneva, Athens, Brussels, etc.
>> >> (speaking from first-hand knowledge) there is a wealth of films from
>> >> the world.
>In Montreal, and Toronto, and VAncouver also, good films are made every
>year... I invite my fellows Canadians to discuss them...
>A suggestion: for us, the non-American, could the correspondant identify
>the city from which they write. The indication YYY university or ZZZ
>college are not enough...
>Yves Lever, Montreal
Good ideas both: 1) Discussing Canadian films --and may I add that it would
VERY GOOD FOR ALL to be aware of the rich exhibition of films from all
over, including Francophone, in Canada, a much more sophisticated country
than the U.S.A,, as well as one where the cost of smoking makes it easier
to quit.
2) Yes, the more people identify themselves, the better. I am changing my
signature to make it fuller.
Merci Monsieur Lev
Edwin Jahiel, Cinema Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
" Le mauvais gout mene au crime" (Stendhal)