Monday, July 29, 2002

The mystery deepens. I am now in Brussels. Here in Brussels, Kissing Jessica Stein is called Kissing Jessica Stein. What this says about the Belgians relative to the Dutch, I don't know. Actually whatever it says it probably actually says it about the French relative to the Dutch, as the movie industry divides the world up into "territories" for distribution and marketing purposes, and these don't necessarily correspond with actual countries. In movie distribution terms, "France" includes the French speaking parts of Belgium, and the French speaking part of Switzerland for that matter. Just as Britain includes Ireland, and Germany includes Austria. And for that matter the United States includes Canada.

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