I have been working on media issues dealing with radio, TV, internet and cinema – European cinema – for about all my professional life and I have always been puzzled by the paradoxical relation, a sort of love & hate, between Europe and America as regards to films. On the one hand there is possibly (only) one thing that really unites European people today irrespective of their language, their origin or their culture: a love for American cinema. On the other, Europe’s identity and its ability of being a global player is heavily threatened by the power of the images coming from the other side of the Atlantic.
This is why I jumped on the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, hosted by the Institute of International Relations in the University of Southern California and check myself what makes Hollywood so special and powerful.
Here I am for the next six months and here I’ll tell you – in English, in Italian, in Spanish, about cinema and life in Southern California.