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Geek Culture / What Movie Genre Has Your Country Invented?

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Posted: 14th Sep 2014 19:27 Edited at: 21st Jan 2018 14:16
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Posted: 14th Sep 2014 19:35
I never knew that was an italian film. Was it filmed in italy?

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Posted: 14th Sep 2014 19:42 Edited at: 14th Sep 2014 19:43
Yes it was and Spain. It was directed by Sergio Leone and it is known as a Spaghetti Western.

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Posted: 15th Sep 2014 04:55
bump

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Bumping in a less than 24 hour period? For shame.


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Posted: 15th Sep 2014 05:12 Edited at: 15th Sep 2014 05:13
da madahratahs gonna be all ovah dis one

America, where I am, invented Hollywood.

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Posted: 15th Sep 2014 12:52
I don't think the UK invented any film genres. It's mostly France and the US. I'm no expert though...

We did invent the first Movie Projector and pioneered 3D but as for film genres I have no idea
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Posted: 15th Sep 2014 17:30 Edited at: 15th Sep 2014 17:41
Not quite... The UK has had a major influence on Fantasy such as the sword and sorcery genre and medieval. I think an example of its Fantasy can be seen in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Lord of the Rings. Reason is that England has been around during the middle ages and that is its western. I think it is still cool that you guys pioneered the movie projector. Hey you guys made some awesome stuff like Hot Fuzz and 28 weeks later.





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I hope it isn't offensive... I'm just interested in talking and knowing each other's movie history...

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Posted: 15th Sep 2014 21:44
Please don't bump threads, thanks

Did Canada invent the "trailer park" genre?

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Posted: 15th Sep 2014 23:02 Edited at: 15th Sep 2014 23:04
I don't know Jeku. But Canada did popularize it with Ed Edd n Eddy and other things. Because the first film was set in Canada, I'd say yes.

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Posted: 15th Sep 2014 23:22
Not sure that Lord of the Rings counts as from the UK as Peter Jackson is from New Zealand, also I don't think we invented the Genre. France seems to have created most of the early middle ages films too.

Perhaps Monty Python could count as having invented the "Alternative Historic Comedy" genre though...

I'm not putting the British Film industry down, I think we have produced some incredibly diverse and clever films over the years, glad you mentioned "Hot Fuzz" but I prefer "Shawn of the Dead" from Simon Pegg.
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Posted: 15th Sep 2014 23:30 Edited at: 15th Sep 2014 23:30
Quote: "Not sure that Lord of the Rings counts as from the UK as Peter Jackson is from New Zealand, also I don't think we invented the Genre. France seems to have created most of the early middle ages films too.

Perhaps Monty Python could count as having invented the "Alternative Historic Comedy" genre though...

I'm not putting the British Film industry down, I think we have produced some incredibly diverse and clever films over the years, glad you mentioned "Hot Fuzz" but I prefer "Shawn of the Dead" from Simon Pegg."


Ahhh... I knew it had to be somewhere from Europe. I thought France was popular with the Art Film genre.

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Posted: 16th Sep 2014 02:22
Quote: "Lord of the Rings"


That was filmed in New Zealand.

Quote: "glad you mentioned "Hot Fuzz" but I prefer "Shawn of the Dead" from Simon Pegg."


All three of the Cornetto trilogy were brilliant films!

Australia definitely invented a genre of film, but I'm not sure what to name it. Aussie and NZ films tend to be quite bizarre and indie-like.

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Posted: 16th Sep 2014 02:29
Who invented the splatter movie? I think all the ones I have seen are Australian

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Quote: "Who invented the splatter movie? I think all the ones I have seen are Australian"


Probably, haha, that sounds like us

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Posted: 16th Sep 2014 02:54
Melies was French.



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Very very Australian not exactly sure if it counts as a Genre, but it fits the Aussie culture perfectly.


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Quote: "Red Dog
Very very Australian not exactly sure if it counts as a Genre, but it fits the Aussie culture perfectly."


Too right. That's the very first movie that popped into my head when I saw this thread

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Posted: 17th Sep 2014 01:59 Edited at: 17th Sep 2014 02:00
Now that I think about it I think Australia and England created the Post Apocalyptic/Dystopia genre. I could be wrong though.

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Posted: 17th Sep 2014 09:24
No clue if Sweden made any genres so to say, but I did hear yesterday that Sweden is known for being a very serious people, due to the movies we produce
or something like that



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Posted: 17th Sep 2014 10:45 Edited at: 17th Sep 2014 10:47
Wow, looks like the UK may have actually made the first post apocalyptic film based on an H.G.Wells story: Things To Come in 1938...

...and here it is:
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Posted: 17th Sep 2014 18:55 Edited at: 17th Sep 2014 18:55
Quote: "No clue if Sweden made any genres so to say, but I did hear yesterday that Sweden is known for being a very serious people, due to the movies we produce
or something like that"


Not quite an original genre, but The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is popular film franchise originating from Sweden, with sequals expected in the future.

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Posted: 17th Sep 2014 20:22
Quote: "No clue if Sweden made any genres so to say, but I did hear yesterday that Sweden is known for being a very serious people, due to the movies we produce
or something like that"


Did Sweden create films like the Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries?

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Posted: 17th Sep 2014 20:29
Back in the black and white days, Britain made some quite good films, Hammer Horror and Ealing Comedies for instance (if you like that sort of thing). But Britain is also responsible for the "carry on..." films:



Not our finest contribution to world cinema.

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Quote: "Did Sweden create films like the Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries?"

Yes indeed ^^



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Posted: 18th Sep 2014 00:51
Quote: "the Seventh Seal"

One of my top 10.

Apparently France invented video porn, I'm not entirely surprised somehow.
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Posted: 18th Sep 2014 01:47 Edited at: 18th Sep 2014 01:55
I can't say if germany invented the horror genre but the movie "Nosferatu" sure puts them in my top spot. Still a very creepy movie til this day.

Here is something i just found about the earliest horror films........................................................................................


The horror genre has been frightening audiences for over 100 years. Most would say the first horror film ever made was "Le Manoir du Diable" or "The House of the Devil" which was filmed by Georges Melies of France in 1896. The film runs about 3 minutes and was completely silent. It is a mess of fun camera tricks including skeletons that appear out of then air and a bat that turns into a man. Not to mention a lot of stabbing people in the bottom with wooden pitchforks.

But what if I told you that the first horror film ever made and your light bulb have a lot in common? Sounds strange I know but ironically it is the strange and unusual that attract us to the genre in the first place.

In 1895 the first horror film was made by none other then American inventor Thomas Edison. Yes you heard right my friends-- the same guy who brought you such inventions as the practical light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera. His movie was titled "The Execution of Mary Stewart" I guess you could say it was based on a true story since it is the historical depiction of the execution of Mary Queen of Scots who was executed July 24, 1567 for treason.

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Posted: 18th Sep 2014 04:30 Edited at: 18th Sep 2014 04:38
Quote: "Yes indeed ^^"

That was an awesome film you guys made.

Swiss I watched A Trip to the Moon. Loved that film.

Quote: "Wow, looks like the UK may have actually made the first post apocalyptic film based on an H.G.Wells story: Things To Come in 1938..."


Count that movie about no more birth and 1984 and Brazil.

Australia I think made the post apocalyptic film right with Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior.

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Posted: 18th Sep 2014 08:54
Quote: "Australia I think made the post apocalyptic film right with Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior."


I've only ever seen Mad Max 1... not sure why

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Posted: 21st Oct 2014 22:09 Edited at: 21st Oct 2014 22:57
Russians invented the genre "a bad russians movie".

China invented the genre "a Jackie Chan movie".

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