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Do you prefer watching films or reading books?

Do you think books are better than their film equivalent?

Is there film festivals in your country?Do you think are important the film festivals?

Which films have had international success in your county? Do any directors of your country work in Hollywood? What other ways has your country contributed to the world of film?

What is your prefered genre? Why?

What do you think about dubbing and subtitles.

Has your country contributed to the world of film? Could the landscape and architecture of your country contribute to films?


May 16, 2019 3:59 PM
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So many questions:)

Books are deeper and more interesting than their film versions. But there are some perfect films by books, for instance "Heart of a dog" by  Bulgakov's story or "Painted veil" by Maugham's novell.

There are some cinematographic festivals in Russia, but I think it's more for hanging out of celebrities.

I know nothing about successful russian directors in Hollywood.

I like different genres, besides comics. I can't take it seriously:)

Russia has many of cinematographic masterpieces, but mostly of SU period. Even now we watch soviet films of 60-80th with more pleasure than modern ones. I think, if people in other countries watch those films, they would like them.

May 16, 2019
Most often the book is better. But not always. For example, Total Recall (1990) took the short story of Philip Dick and successfully expanded it. As a result, the film became a cult, and few people remember the story. In the continued topics, the same Blade Runner (1982) is, in my subjective opinion, better than the story "Do Androids Dream of Electropeaters?" the same Philip Dick. The Lord of the Rings kinotrilogy is equal in value to a book and small changes and additions did not make the film version worse. But with the Hobbit on the contrary, the changes did not benefit and as a result the book is a much better than the movie. As for Russia, the USSR, the only director of international importance is Andrei Tarkovsky. He is the only one whose name can be put on a par with Fellini, Kurosawa, Bergman.
May 17, 2019
I know one Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev was Oscar nominated with two movies 'Leviathan' and a very sad and terrifying one - 'Loveless'. But he didn't get Oscar. I like books and screen versions. It depends on talent of the authors, directors, actors.
May 17, 2019

I love reading books and watching films. I like different kinds of genres like time period-romantic films, action and horror/thriller/mystery. I love to read Stephen King's books as well as to watch movies based on his books and I would say it's difficult for me to say which one I like better because they're both good 

We have film festivals in my country but I'm not really into them, I prefer the Cannes Film Festival

I don't know if any Filipino directors or producers work in Hollywood but I'm sure there's at least one who works there

Subtitles and dubbing are good in my opinion as long as they're not awkward

May 17, 2019

From my experience, soviet movies are much more similar to text of a book than USA movies.
On YouTube there some Soviet movies with English subtitles. Few examples:

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1981)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8fSqg69vr4

La Dame de Monsoreau (1997)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzjM1FKSgQI



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