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Subject: Re: Language and the Internet ( 32 of 58 )
Posted by woodears

I wouldn't describe American film and television as 'colonialism' simply because a colonial enterprise is forced upon the colonized nation or people. American film exports are ubiquitous overseas because people want to see them, and no one is holding a gun to their heads to make them do so. I do wish that most of the films and television shows were better, but that's a relative term, reflecting my particular tastes.
An English colleague once told me that "Britain makes just as many bad shows as the Americans do, we just don't EXPORT them."
Thanks for responding to this interesting thread.
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