Essay Comparison of Chinese and American Film Industry

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Comparison of Chinese and American Film industry
A Film, also called a movie, is a modern art that combines pictures and voices to entertain people and express certain ethnic or political attitudes and other concerns. Movies have absorbed the characteristics of literature, photography, painting, music, dancing, writing, sculpture, architecture and many other kinds of arts. However, they are not produced through a simple combination, but rather, with a process that includes digestion and recreation. Globally, every country has formed its specific character and strategies in the development of the film industry. The considerable revenue from the film industry is a great incentive for the players in the film industry. According
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To an extent, that film can be regarded as the first film made in China or as the start of the Chinese movie industry. During this period, the Chinese films had an inclination to combine with the traditional dramatics of Peking opera. That change could be seen as the transition to a new time. From 1930 to 1949, the Chinese film industry grew to maturity, with around 60 movies produced annually. Most of the films studios and theaters were built in Shanghai, because during this period, Shanghai was the economic center of the country and had the largest number of rich people. As Shanghai was one of the earliest cities open up to foreign countries and was greatly influenced Western cultures, it was natural for Chinese movie to begin their development in Shanghai. In 1949, China was thrown into the chaos of war and was struggling to create a new, united government, the People’s Republic of China. The establishment of the new government offered a chance to Chinese movie industry. In the 1970s, after the founding of the new government, Chinese filmmakers had produced “more than 603 feature films and 8,342 reels of documentaries and newsreels”. At that time, the main subjects of films were the Sino-Japanese War, the Civil War and the miserable life of Chinese people in the past. The films showed a characteristic of combination of realism and romanticism. However, at that time, the state had strict control over the