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>From:    David Smith <[log in to unmask]>
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>I propose the following meta-message for 'foreign film':
>
>'Foreign film' is a film genre that presents the world and local
>views of diverse foreign societies, as seen through the eyes, lan-
>guages and personal histories of its authors.
>
>This is the main appeal and selling point for foreign-language films
>*as a genre*.
 
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1. A film is a film. An English film is a film. A French film is a
film. Maybe a good, interesting, bad, boring film - but a film.
No need to declare those exotic films from outside the U.S. to
a genre.
 
2. What about U.S. films in Germany or Italy?: "A film genre that
presents the world and local views of American society"?
 
Your 'meta-message' sound like a discrimination to me.
 
Klaus
 
 
 
Klaus Eder
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