Salamangka (
Wed, 31 May 2000 23:51:12 GMT

>Generally, it works both ways. Just as Japanese mainstays tend to not come
>out well when handled by Americans (Godzilla), American mainstays tend to
>not come out well when handled by Japanese (Spider-Man live-action WTF is
>that show?) Sometimes you can take an idea from another culture and turn it

>into something special and unique, but it doesn't happen that often.

What we have is hypothetical here. True, reality says the odss are better on
the part that crosscultural interpretations are a bad idea, but what if a certain
balance could be reached? I'd love to see that happen. I've always admired
the best of american film and writing techniques because of a certain bluntness
and finesse that they combine in their writing/filming, just as much as I admire
the subtlety of Oriental writing techniques.
"Magic is the hand of faith..."

Richard Ramos
Svengali, Artificer and Spellcrafter
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