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    Hullo folks. I mentioned this site to a workmate, who is a lot more clued-up than me on films. He pointed out that if it is a site for British films, why is 'movie' in the title, as this is an American term. I could not help but agree. Still a good site, though, and has helped me. Cheers.

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    At the time britfilm was a Film Council website and britcinema had been carpetbagged. I picked britfilm up some years later after the FC underwent another makeover but by then the site was established. Britmovie kinda works as a site name.

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    Hullo folks. I mentioned this site to a workmate, who is a lot more clued-up than me on films. He pointed out that if it is a site for British films, why is 'movie' in the title, as this is an American term. I could not help but agree. Still a good site, though, and has helped me. Cheers.
    My guess was going to be that it was probably for the same reason that you chose to sign up for a British film/movie/picture site using the name of an American comedian.


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    Also, because it serves to introduce Americans (and other nationalities) to British films



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    Maybe the forum should be called Brittalkie........



    I actually find the term Brit far more off-putting than the term movie. I don't know why that should be..... probably all that cool brittania crap a few years ago.



    Britflicks might be nice or Britpics.



    When I was a kid we used to go to 'the pictures'. What did you call them?

    How do you do a vote/poll thingummy?



    why am I asking all these questions?




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    Britflicks might be nice or Britpics.


    Britflicks is a 'latest releases' website.

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    Since most 'British' films are made with American money I see 'Britmovie' as knowing wink.

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    Does it really matter as long as we enjoy the sight and chat about Brit Movies who care's.

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    Does it really matter as long as we enjoy the sight and chat about Brit Movies who care's.
    Hear,hear,Carmel

    Ta Ta

    Marky B

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    Hear,hear,Carmel

    Ta Ta

    Marky B
    Absolutely!



    Bats.

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    Whatever the title, this is a very nice and informative site.



    And I had no idea "movies" was a specifically American word. I must do my homework...

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    I guess we're all victims of 'globalisation' these days - but I do like the BRIT component because it leaves no doubt as to what we're looking into. I'm not so sure about 'movie' I'm far more open to 'film' as it takes me to the UK as well... which is my preference. How very astute of you Groucho or should I say Grouch's friend! I was just pondering the difference between movies & films as I was wandering around this forum last night. Thanks guys.

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    How about calling the site Assfilms - Anglo Saxon Selected Films.



    Or PommieFilums - which would be instantly recognizable around certain parts of the world.



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    name='David Brent

    Or PommieFilums - which would be instantly recognizable around certain parts of the world.



    Dave.
    C'mon David, you oughta know by now just how much we love Pommies down here...especially their themed pubs.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvFormOyvBQ

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    My dad always used to say that as a child him and his friends used to go to the `flicks` to watch Roy Rogers or some other tripe on Saturday mornings. I suppose Flicks is just another Americanism though.

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    name='Bell Bottom George

    My dad always used to say that as a child him and his friends used to go to the `flicks` to watch Roy Rogers or some other tripe on Saturday mornings. I suppose Flicks is just another Americanism though.
    I don't think it is, although it might be. It's hard to positively identify where slang comes from as it's usually not written down for the first few decades of use. The phrase 'flicks' has certainly been in use in this country for a very long time though.



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    According to Wikipedia 'flicks' is of English origin ....



    ''A film (movie), so-called due to the flicker of the image''



    ''Flicks is an old English expression referring to the Cinema or building where films are shown. Example usage, "Are you going to the flicks tonight?". Less often used today. More recently replaced with the words cinema or "The Pictures" (which is in turn derived from "the picture house").''



    Bats.

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    According to Wikipedia 'flicks' is of English origin ....


    ''A film (movie), so-called due to the flicker of the image''



    ''Flicks is an old English expression referring to the Cinema or building where films are shown. Example usage, "Are you going to the flicks tonight?". Less often used today. More recently replaced with the words cinema or "The Pictures" (which is in turn derived from "the picture house").''



    Bats.
    Dont you get all educated on me.

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    name='batman'] According to Wikipedia 'flicks' is of English origin ....
    Nothing to do with Scottish geezers....... I mean guisers..... is it?



    Why did that old trade magazine spell cinemamatograph with a k ? Seems a bit German.............



    How come 'movies' never became 'talkies'........



    I recall Wreckless Eric sang, "Can I take ya to the flicks/See a cheap and nasty film" once upon a time. Obviously they only had American films at his local flea-pit.

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    name='Moor Larkin']Nothing to do with Scottish geezers....... I mean guisers..... is it?

    Why did that old trade magazine spell cinemamatograph with a k ?


    Guisers ? What do you mean?



    'Kine Weekly' or 'Kine Monthly' in German .... or something like that. My brother had piles of them all over the place.



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