Anyways... I'm wondering... do you also like foreign music and movies?
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I don't watch movies much but if I am in the mood, (aside from Hollywood movies) I watch South Asian movies, currently interested in Uzbekistan movies.
I have wanted to listen to Arabic music but I am very unfamiliar with it and can't find any good ones.0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE
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Usually I listen to genres of music I like, not nationalities. In the U. S. music from other places isn't as widespread because they never play shows here unless they're already successful. So it's mostly American, British, or Canadian for me. Latin music is pretty popular here too, just not for me.
Movies are a different story. Non-American movies are all over the place here and I actively search for them. I like the occasional Hollywood movie but the creativity of them in the past 20 years has gotten abysmal. Each country has a certain style and lately my favorites have mostly come from Australia and New Zealand. France releases a ton of movies, but they can be as hit-and-miss as American movies. The U. K. makes excellent gangster movies. German and Scandinavian cinema is heavy on drama and tends to get morose so you have to be ready for it. Even the fun ones manage to throw in some downers somehow. Russian movies are kind of grandiose, good and bad. Movies from Spain and the few I've seen from South America are good at developing mood and tension, even if the plot and characters aren't. Japanese cinema is often good but is a little hung up on the "slow=dramatic" theory, and sometimes relies on the viewer to read the mind of the characters to understand what they're thinking and feeling. If the viewer doesn't share the same culture as the filmmaker, this method doesn't work as well as SHOWING the viewer what the character feels and thinks.
Other countries I haven't seen enough to recognize a style.0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE