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Although of course, over here we had 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's
Stone', and over there you had 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'. It
went round the British press (as these things usually do) that this was
because US audiences wouldn't know what a philosopher was. Apocryphal no
doubt, like the one about 'The Madness of King George III' being called 'The
Madness of King George' in the US because otherwise people would think it
was a sequel.
One true thing I heard, maybe even on the list I forget, was the popularity
of 'Pearl Harbour' (the movie of course) in Japan, where the film-makers had
added a few shots making the Japanese little more sympathetic.
> From: Wade Smith
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> Subject: Re: Wade's hammer
> On Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 10:52 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
> > Most people now agree that American culture and English culture
> > are two different cultures.
> Indeed, separated by a common language....
> It may be useless to talk of the evolution or speciation of
> cultures, and to attempt, however fitfully, to discern the
> instances of distribution of fads and the like, as distinct
> memetic markers.
> I would tend to dismiss as unfounded claims that english and
> usanian cultures are unique species, or even 'different'.
> And all I have to do to come to this conclusion is say, Harry Potter.
> Who is now very popular in Japan, as I understand....
> What's going on there?
> Any memetic guesses?
> - Wade
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