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Crystal Stevens
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Not sure how this will affect books, but it looks like China is going to have a whopping big affect on the movie industry:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/04/25/iron-man-3-made-for-china-hollywood-contorts-to-please-country-on-track-for/?intcmp=features

Just makes me wonder how this will affect the story market in the near future... if at all.

Kathleen: I hope I have this posted under the right topic forum. If I don't, please feel free to move it.

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Robert Nowall
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I suppose a market that size can't be neglected, nor does it surprise me that a movie would be tailored to that market...ah, but the question would be will it play well in America, or for that matter anywhere else in the world?

It's sometimes said that American movies do well overseas because of the Melting Pot nature of our society---we're composed of so many different peoples that to succeed here movies have to succeed anywhere. Movies have to appeal to a larger common denominator. The reverse is true as well---foreign movies don't do well here because they don't appeal to many outside their home countries and ethnic groups.

Ah, well. It's been reported, too, that the film industry of India ("Bollywood") makes more films per year---and maybe more money per year---than the American film industry. Go figure.

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I was going to add that this summer's Wolverine movie takes place in China, but a quick Google search has corrected me: It's Japan.
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I believe the last Rambo movie had two endings. One for Russia and one for us.
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I heard once some movie-from-a-book---I forget which---was being financed by Germans and also had Nazis as the villains. So the producers set to changing the villains to something else---until their German financiers said something like, "Why did you change the villains? We like the Nazis as villains."

Not knowing your market, I guess...

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