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Cinema Times
June 5th, 2005


Thanks to globalization, we get to see movies from around the world. If anyone should feel most excited about globalization, it is US movie makers. A study in 2001 shows that, for every 100 people who go to the theater, 85 see US movies. This may be good news for US movie makers, but not for those in other countries.

Chart 1 shows the percentages (%) of US movies in five countries in 1984 and in 2001; Chart 2 shows the percentages (%) of domestic movies in the five countries in 1984 and in 2001. In Chart 1, we can see that US movies have been popular in foreign markets. In Chart 2, we can see that domestic movies in the five countries are not doing well in their domestic market. The falling market for domestic movies may be a serious problem, but there is something more important. When people welcome US movies with open arms, they in fact also say yes to the American way of thinking. Some people in these countries worry that what is lost may not just be their domestic market for domestic movies, but also their own way of thinking that has been passed down from parents to children.

globalization 全球化
domestic 當地的;國產的;本國的
1.
What does the report say about globalization's influence on the movie world?
influence 影響
It has helped US movies make more money abroad than in the US.
It has brought together movie makers from around the world.
It has changed a country’s domestic market for movies.
It has changed the way of making movies.
2.
What can we learn from the report?
More and more people are asking their country to help their domestic movie business.
US movies are popular in foreign markets because English is spoken in many countries.
The American way of thinking may be changed when it is brought to other countries.
The fact that US movies are popular may mean the American way of thinking is popular.
3.
From the charts, which is true?
Of all five countries, UK’s domestic movies have the smallest drop in percentage (%).
The percentage (%) of US movies has changed the least in Spain.
In each of the five countries, the percentage (%) of domestic movies has fallen.
When the percentage (%) of domestic movies drops, the percentage of US movies rises.