Why the British film industry is doing so well at the moment
The question isn’t so much to do with why at the moment, but simply to do with why? The British film industry is a formidable force and it’s an industry that for the longest time has produced top quality content. Some of the best movies in the history of movies have been made in the UK. The UK’s capacity like their colleagues in the US, to create high quality films is simply uncanny. In fact, how many times haven’t the yanks crossed the pond to make their block busters in the UK? The very first Star Wars movie (1977) – shot in the UK, the original Christopher Reeve Superman movie (1978) – shot in the UK, Tim Burton’s original Batman (1989) – shot in the UK. The current Batman movie starring James Patterson – being shot in the UK. Christian Bale, one the best actors to play the caped crusader – from the UK. James Bond – shot at Pinewood studios in the UK. You get the point? The UK film industry always delivers the goods; there’s a consistency that gets maintained, and even under the current global climate, the UK has seen to its recovery by working as a cohesive unit.
Popular British-produced shows on Canadian Netflix
Why is the Canadian audience all so fascinated with the lives of the British Royals? Maybe it’s because they’re always in the tabloids? Maybe it’s because they’re always giving us something to consume? The Prince Harry and Meghan Markle debacle is only fuelling the thirst of the public, that’s for sure. The Crown chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II all the way from the 1940s into the present day. The appeal of this show lies in its ability to give its audience a glimpse into a world they know very little about and a glimpse into the lives of people they have deemed essentially aloof. The show, crafted by the brilliant Peter Morgan, then goes on to make these characters relatable. Throw in the trappings of wealth, honour-bound duty and a slew of emotions, and you have a show that is simply a must-see. One thing’s for sure, with quality content like this being produced regularly, shares in UK film production companies will not be wavering any time soon and although it has been a tough financial year for the industry, investors still are turning towards the entertainment industry and especially the big productions.
People it seems will always have a fascination with crime and murder; its why there are channels literally dedicated to these senseless acts. The Serpent, based upon a true story is an eight-part limited series produced by the BBC in conjunction with Netflix and it’s so disturbing, you won’t be able to stop watching it. The story follows the unsavoury exploits of real-life serial killer, Charles Sobhraj, played with despicable relish by actor Tahar Rahim. The Serpent’s appeal lies not just in its actors, but also in the way the production values mimic the hippie era of the mid 1970s, a time during which the Vietnam war was still fresh and south-east Asia was experiencing a boom of US expats. The Serpent will draw viewers in, just as it draws in its victims. See it on Canadian Netflix before it is too late.
What isn’t Amazon involving itself with these days? Bezos just recently went into space! Or at least high enough to see the curvature of the earth. After seeing the popularity of the Grand Tour, Amazon figured why not show us how Jeremy Clarkson would run a farm – his own farm! Clarkson, never one to refuse an opportunity to court controversy is at it again in a show that has him bumbling around his farm like a fish out of water all the while enduring a barrage of insults and dishing them out. It seems like a solid recipe for a show these days – just add Jeremy.