Regional-Language Films Power Indian Entertainment Industry’s Growth

A staggering 1,907 films in 41 languages were certified in India in the 2015-16 timeframe. The Hindi-language industry led the way with 340 films, followed by Tamil with 291, Telugu (275), Kannada (204), Marathi (181) and Malayalam (168). The Indian film industry grew overall by 3% in the financial year 2016-17, but domestic theatrical declined [...]

Why Do People In Old Movies Talk Weird?

It’s not quite British, and it’s not quite American – so what gives? Why do all those actors of yesteryear have such a distinct and strange accent? If you’ve ever heard old movies or newsreels from the thirties or forties, then you’ve probably heard that weird old-timey voice. It sounds a little like a blend [...]

Spain chooses Basque-language drama Loreak as Oscar submission

Spain has selected a Basque-language film for the first time to be its official submission to the Oscars. Loreak (Flowers), directed by Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga, was announced as Spain’s Oscar nominee by the Spanish Academy of Cinematic Arts and Sciences, who tweeted the film’s title and “Enhorabuena” – “Congratulations”. Read more: The [...]

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