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Eastern front? Evil vs evil? Russians and nazis both evil? This contradicts Misplaced Nationalism.
Agreed. It's amended now.
This is self-contradictory. Either "those periods of history are not well-known outside of [Japan]", or "most of the Samurai movies that had big success in the West" were set there. They can't both be true.
Technically, they can be both true. A work being popular doesn't necessarily translate to the time period it's set in being well-known.
Isn't all this in large part a matter of writing, or in this case, making films about what you know? Are there many films made in China about American or English history? Looking further back, the Bible and the Greek and Roman classics are part of our cultural heritage far more than religious or classical texts from other parts of the world, so naturally there are more Roman and biblical epics than Indian ones (plenty of these of course are made in Bollywood because these stories are part of India's heritage).
Fears of being called culturally insensitive or appropriating other people's stories may be another reason why filmmakers particularly today are reluctant to make movies based on unfamiliar cultures.
What you say makes sense, but what is being things that Hollywood seems to ignore, as, you may have pointed out.
Hollywood may ignore a period of time if they don't think they could make money on it.
also, how do I get notified that there are messages here?
I don't think this page needs to be seen as a complaint. It's a list of interesting historical events that aren't well-known enough to have their own pages on TV Tropes, and a place to share info about works that are set during those events.
Could I possibly add the Weimar Republic? I can only think of one Western work and that's Cabaret but my knowledge of works is pretty limited. I'm not sure if its existence is common knowledge or not (or if that matters when adding examples).
yea, that seems fine to me
I've been meaning to ask this for a while, but is there any sort of reason we have a couple paragraphs just talking about the Articles of Confederation?
The layout of this page is really confusing. What do "includes" and "examples" refer to? If it's "civilisations in this time period" I think that's covered elsewhere - if it's "civilisatons from this time period overlooked by Hollywood History" then entries like "Athens and Sparta" need to be removed unless there are specific aspects of those civs that get ignored. Plenty of fiction has acknowledged Athenian Greece.
"includes" is suppose to be a brief overview of civilizations, themes, etc. that you would find in literature about and/or from that time period.
"examples" was "other examples", which are texts on time periods that aren't yet big enough for an isolated spot on the page, a folder, etc.
Still, if you have a better option, feel free to propose it.
Most of them are alright, I think I was confused by the "Ancient Times" intro, which was just a list of ancient civilisations including Athens and Rome, which get plenty of play, and China and Babylonia, which don't. I've changed it along the lines of "Hollywood History acknowledges: A, B, C; it's never heard of: X, Y, Z"
yea, something should be included to make them match the other time periods, or remove the sections from them altogether.
I do like your summery statement, though
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How well does it match the trope?