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INI100H1
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INI222 Lecture 2 17/01/11
Development of the Action Genre
The development of the idea of action cinema
Action and sensational cinema as an idea and notion
Silent cinema was not silent, had accompanying music and sound effects.
Intertitles, text that was said by the actors on-screen
History of Action is contested?
oWhose action cinema?
oInter-transnational development
oMultiple cinemas
oActions development differs by context and concept of genre
oRoles: director, producer, studio, audience
oAction as a marketing terms? Concept of action as $$ maker for the producer.
Eric Lichtenfeld, Action Speaks Louder:
Western/Fil Noir
Gangster film (Bonnie and Clyde, repeal of the Production Code in 68)
Influence of violence on TV: Vietnam
New Hollywood and contemporary action
He suggest that modern action film starts with Western and Film Noir
and provide seeds of modern action genre.
War action films came about as a result of the desensitization of
violence because of war images shown on TV prior.
Steve Neale, Action-Adventure as Hollywood Genre
Action-adventure as coherent genre throughout Hollywood history
Genre divided into subtypes
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INI222 Lecture 2 170111 Development of the Action Genre The development of the idea of action cinema Action and sensational cinema as an idea and notion Silent cinema was not silent, had accompanying music and sound effects. Intertitles, text that was said by the actors on-screen History of Action is contested? o Whose action cinema? o Inter-transnational development o Multiple cinemas o Actions development differs by context and concept of genre o Roles: director, producer, studio, audience o Action as a marketing terms? Concept of action as $$ maker for the producer. Eric Lichtenfeld, Action Speaks L
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