Movies International: America's Best, Britain's Finest by John Howard Reid
Approx. 145,770 words.
Published on May 2, 2011.
British moviegoers love U.S. films. Why? A cinema manager in London's East End told me: "People come to the movies to get lost. They don't want to see Frank Sinatra in a U.K. movie, treading the same dreary streets they live in, day in, day out. They want Frank transported to a magic world, or a different world. That's what Hollywood supplies. British films are too realistic, too down-to-earth."