PeacefulAnarchy wrote: ↑
April 3rd, 2020, 10:17 pm
OldAle1 wrote: ↑
April 3rd, 2020, 9:51 pm
Philippines has to be up there, and it's less well-represented than Denmark and Mexico on other lists, certainly.
The question was movie output and Philippines doesn't have the movie output of those countries. Which country is least well represented is a very different and much more complex question. I could imagine Philippines being there since it has fewer films on other lists relative to size.
It's pretty hard to compare the outputs of Denmark and Mexico to the Philippines - or each other or other countries generally - since both countries have vast numbers of co-productions, as do other countries in Scandanavia and Latin America, whereas most Filipino films are mostly or entirely locally funded - at least nowadays, they were often American or Italian co-productions in the golden age of exploitation in the 60s-70s. But a comparison with Israel would be instructive since it was most recently chosen, and like the Philippines doesn't have a huge percentage of co-productions. But I will include Mexico and Denmark anyway since you mention them. According to IMDb
Feature film production, 2010s
These are raw numbers without pulling out any co-productions at all - I will note that Mexico has had a LOT of co-productions with the USA, Spain, Argentina, etc, in the 2010s.
I don't think I need to post any more decades to prove my point, though to be fair the Philippines' native output, excluding exploitation stuff, before the 70s isn't nearly as impressive as Mexico's or Denmark's, maybe no more interesting or large than Israel's. Point is that if you're talking output
the Philippines is - over the last 30 years anyway - right up there with a lot of the most productive 2nd and 3rd-world cinemas. Quality is another matter and is entirely subjective of course, and it would be silly for me to go through a bunch of subjective lists to try to prove that this country or that has more or better directors. But I think if you're going to argue that a country isn't important enough or whatever you're not going to get anywhere on the output question, because it's clear that output hasn't always mattered that much in the choices that have been made.
Not trying to rag on you or anyone else in admin, Peaceful, and I'm pleased with the Israel list and the efforts on the lists in general. I just don't think you're making a convincing argument here.