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(Time)   The U.S. market for foreign films has totally tanked. In other news: There was a U.S. market for foreign films   ( entertainment.time.com) divider line
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2014-01-24 11:44:53 AM  
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There are tons of great foreign films...though you likely won't see them in the theaters.  The last foreign film I saw in a theater (subtitled no less) was Kung Fu Hustle.  It just seems that people don't want to read subtitles (which is the only way to watch a foreign film).
2014-01-24 10:58:25 AM  
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I watch them at home.

Then again, I watch 98% of movies at home.
2014-01-24 10:38:43 AM  
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The boomers stopped trying to get laid by trying to appear sophisticated.
Whole markets live and die on the whims of baby boomers.
Hello, 70 percent service economy!
2014-01-24 10:25:34 AM  
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Unless said foreign film is made by Rocco Siffredi, not interested.
2014-01-24 09:52:14 AM  
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I live in a decent sized city/college town and love Asian cinema. Asians films rarely if ever come to any of the theaters in the area. If they do, I have to drive about 45 minutes to get there so I'm not sure if the market has tanked or people aren't given the opportunity. It's much more lucrative for Hollywood to make American rip offs (remakes) of Asian films and show those. Why would they release the Asian version which would only compete with their own product? I know plenty of people who watch tons of foreign films at home though
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