The name of Hollywood has become synonymous with films. It doesn’t matter in which context you are talking about films, the name of Hollywood will pop out for sure. You go to any part of the world – Italy, UK, Germany, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, China, India, or Japan, one thing you would find common is people’s love for films made in Hollywood. Although most of these countries have their own film industries, but that doesn’t diminish the popularity of Hollywood films. In fact, these films earn as much revenue from outside US as they do in their own country. Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Sylvester Stallone, Brad Pitts, Meryl Streep and Judi Foster are all household names in the most countries. Have you ever thought, what makes Hollywood films so popular? Let’s try to find out the reasons.
One thing that keeps Hollywood in a league of its own is the professionalism of the industry. However big star one may be, he or she cannot dictate terms to the producer and director of the film. There is set rule for everybody – megastars, musicians, technicians, assistants, or junior artistes, and it is supposed to be followed by all. Almost every Hollywood film gets completed in time because films are mostly shot in one schedule. Film making in Hollywood is a team effort where everyone who is connected with a particular project gives hundred percent. That is why these films are so flawless.
Hollywood films are always known for the high quality product. You talk of any aspect of the film making – story, script, acting, cinematography, music, editing, or direction. Everything is simply outstanding. Film makers usually do a lot of background research before launching their films. And once, they announce their films, every element that goes into the process of film making is minutely discussed and all the actors, technicians and supporting artistes are carefully chosen as per demand of the film and not on their reputations. If there is so much of effort and care behind a project, the end product has to be of very high-quality.
Animation and Special Effect
Almost every Hollywood film uses a lot of special effect either in graphics, animation, trick photography, and sound effect, and that enhances their quality manifold. Who can forget films like Jaws, Zurassic Park, Avatar, Ironman, Avenger and Mission Impossible? Film makers usually spend astronomical amounts on creating such special effects in their films. The audiences just love it because what they see in these films cannot be replicated by anyone.
Film making in US is monopolized by big production houses like Walt Disney Studios, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures, and Miramax. They all have deep pockets and don’t shy away from investing fortunes in their films. This allows film producers to
afford best actors, best musicians, and the best shooting locations. Money is an essential part of film making especially in the Hollywood because it helps them to create that make belief world, something it’s famous for.
Most Hollywood films are now simultaneously released in thousands of theatres in the world. This increases their reach exponentially. For instance, when the next franchise of Mission Impossible will be released, the audiences in the New York, London. Paris, Mumbai, Shanghai, and Tokyo will be all watching it at the same time. There is no other film industry in the world that enjoys such a privilege.
There are many other reasons too that make Hollywood films such a rage among audiences. In all likelihood, the popularity of Hollywood films in the near future will become even more pronounced.