Hi Michael, your parallel also works with the two film industries of France and Hollywood from Unraveling French Cinema: From L’Atalante to Cach by T. Jefferson Kline. I’ve captured this insert on pg 2.
Hollywood made for films that would be globally pleasing, mainstream, and visually comprehensible to a wide variety of audiences. On the other had, French cinema ( despite some of the great French studio’s geographic distance from the Metropolis) never broke away from the highly intellectual, avant-garde and artistically experimental ferment of Paris. The names of the two major studios tell us much about their industries: Hollywood’s global and even extraterrestrial ambitions are expressed by the name Universal Studios whereas the very problematic history of the French industry is captured by the self-defeating name, Studios de l’ Albatross.
Hail the new cinema makers etc..