What Does "Hollywood Film" Mean

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  1. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    I've never really been clear about what this meant. Does it simply mean a film backed by movie from one of the big studios, or does it mean that the film was actually shot in Hollywood? For instance, would Platoon , which was shot entirely in the Phillipines, but backed by MGM, be considered a Hollywood film?
     
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    It's also referred to as a "studio film" sometimes. "Hollywood films" are those that follow the classical system, or simply the 3 act narrative structure that 90 percent of movies made today follow. Of course a foreign film that follows the classical structure wouldn't normally be called a Hollywood film, as it would inaccurately locate it geographically. But generally, a Hollywood film would be an American film that follows the classical system. Platoon would fall into that category. This label tends to get a bad rap from a lot of people but there is nothing wrong with a classical, Hollywood movie. Some of the greatest films of all time fall under the classical system.
     

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