World Cinema

Is #Hollywood out of fashion? Statistics show that #audiences are turning away from the typical silver #screen showings and seeking out smaller budget films and theatre productions. Audiences seem to be more content with the #intelligent, #beautiful words of playwrights such as Shakespeare, on stage than the high tech films film industries now produce. The reign of Hollywood could be threatened with the rise of the ‘Bollywood’ and now ‘Nollywood’ (Nigerian) film making industries. The most #dramatic difference between the two is the money spent on making the films; the average amount of money spent on a ‘Nollywood’ film is approximately $20,000 whereas it costs Hollywood on average $1.5 million. However, many claim that movies not borne from Hollywood are poorly crafted and cannot compete with the high standards American film and even #TV set for the world.

What is important, though, is the boom that film making industries other than Hollywood have experienced. As one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, one shouldn’t judge a movie by its budget. Many foreign #films are brilliantly made and have excellent plot lines, despite not using an excessive budget and celebrity actors. Some of these examples are ‘City of God’, ‘The Untouchables’, ‘The Chorus’, and many Pedro Almodovar films. Another reason to learn some other languages and check these movies out (though they all come with English subtitles), also have a look at the emotional and brilliant story of ‘Half a Yellow Sun’ a Nigerian movie based on the book by Adichie.

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
About Us

Wherever you are. Wherever you go.

We know you need to speak the language and understand the culture, but you are "always on the go".

Our approach is to bring the teaching and knowledge to you.

Mobile, interactive, innovative, fun and efficient, our teaching and consulting revolve around your busy schedule. We provide a selection of tools and platforms combining traditional and online tutoring.

© 2021 by Languages for Businesses 

Find Us / Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8810 1330


Languages for Businesses

4th Floor

169 Piccadilly, Mayfair

London W1J 9EH

Make an Enquiry

Contact us today to find out how we can help your business with the language skills it needs.