name='craigmk29']was wondering what exactly makes a film british?
the film The Bourne Ultimatum for example which was nominated for a BAFTA for best british film. it had a british director but an american producer. was filmed in both the UK and USA and also had a mix of british and an american cast.
thanks to anyone who replys
Its a question that often comes up and not entirely easy to define. If one looks at the work of Stanley Kubrick for example, an American director living and working in the UK for most of his career, many of his films are considered British, some are USA/UK co productions and some are US films! they have in common that they were all filmed in the UK with British crew. The original "Star Wars" films were filmed at British studios using British crew and technicians but "Star Wars" is considered a US film. I would say there has to be a number of key elements that would define a British film, namely the origin of the source material being a British writer or scritpwriter combined with director and film crew. A film like "Night of The Demon" is considered a classic British horror film yet aside from the source material coming from a British writer almost everything else about it is American, i.e. director, producer, star. I didn't know the "Bourne Ultimatum" was a Brit film, it looks like a typical Hollywood action flick to me, filmed in Europe yes, but so was "Mission Impossible"! Most films are bankrolled by the big US studios anyway so I guess the creative input and style is the defining factor.