Disagree, but they're both great, so I don't have an issue here.
Classic Hollywood was a result of the American melting pot. Arguing that that devalues American is a version of the notion that the only real Americans are pure bred Mayflower stock or something.
Film noir wouldn't exist without strong German influences, but does anyone want to argue that those movies aren't sufficiently American?
> Michael Mann's Thief is a mediocre film.
> Zardoz is unironically a good film. If people could get past the image of James Bond in a red diaper, it'd be easier to appreciate it for the zany art house film it is. If you watch it back to back with a movie like The Holy Mountain, you can see what I mean.
> Japanese cinema has the best overall balance between art and entertainment.
not sure, but I like alot of Japanese movies