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Action Genre

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Typical Objects or Props
Along with the costumes, props help lend a sense of character to the figures using them.

Movie props often go a long way towards conveying the time and place of the narrative.

Props help the plot to move forward from one scene to the next.

Objects/ props can serve as symbols in the story helping to convey its overall theme.

In action movies when they need a weapon for safety a fake weapon is useful because it would look real and it makes the movie better.

Props are important because it defines the person in a way.

For example, a pirate would need a sword to make his character look more live and real.

Some examples of props/objects are guns, knifes, bow and arrow, ropes, a costume etc.

Action movies consist of things such as explosions, plenty of gunfire as well as lethal weapons, although most action movies employ element of both.

Sub-Genres
Conclusion
Action film is a film genre in which one or more heroes are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include physical feats, extended fight scenes, violence, and frantic chases.
Action films tend to feature a resourceful character struggling against incredible odds, which include life-threatening situations, a villain, or a pursuit which generally concludes in victory for the hero.
Typical Plots

Typical action movie settings take place in major cities in states. Most movies such as 2 Fast 2 Furious, Boyz in the Hood, Beverly Hills Cop II were filmed in California.
The setting for any action movie is diverse. It can be in Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and can be in other countries like Man of Steel was filmed In the US and Canada. The Dark Knight Rises was filmed in over 10 places including the United Kingdom and New York, and nearest from where we are : Newark, NJ. So typical action film locations can be anywhere in the world.


Typical Film Locations
Typical Costumes
Costumes -
what the characters are wearing. Bear in mind that even if a character is wearing contemporary clothing (in some cases, the actors’ own clothing), that clothing is still considered a costume.
300:
The Hunger
Games:
Harry Potter:
Typical Characters
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Avengers:
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Divergent:
Genre: Action
• Action drama -
Combines action set-pieces with serious themes, character insight and/or emotional power. This sub-genre can be traced back to the origins of the action film.
• Action comedy -
Mixture of action and comedy usually based on mismatched partners (the standard "buddy film" formula) or unlikely setting. The action comedy sub-genre was re-vitalized with the popularity of the Lethal Weapon series of movies in the 1980s and 1990s.
• Action thriller -
Elements of action/adventure (car chases, shootouts, explosions) and thriller (plot twists, suspense, hero in jeopardy). Many of the James Bond series of films are icons of this popular sub-genre.
• Die Hard -
Story takes place in limited location - single building or vehicle - seized or under threat by enemy agents. This sub-genre began with the film, Die Hard, but has become popular in Hollywood movie making both because of its crowd appeal and the relative simplicity of building sets for such a constrained piece
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• Science fiction action -
Any of the other sub-genres of action film can be set in a science fiction setting. The Star Wars films began the modern exploration of this combination of high action content with futuristic settings in the 1970s, based in part on the serials of the 1930s and 1940s such as Flash Gordon.
• Action horror -
As with science fiction action films, any sub-genre of action film can be combined with the elements of horror films to produce what has increasingly become a popular action sub-genre in its own right. Monsters, robots and many other staples of horror have been used in action films. In the 1980s, Aliens introduced movie goers to the potential of a hybrid of science fiction, action and horror which would continue to be popular to the present day.

Looks & Styles
• A director has a distinctive filmmaking style that differs from other directors, similar to an author's own distinctive writing style.
Through the analysis of film techniques, differences between filmmakers' styles become apparent.
Film style is distinct from film genre, which categorizes films based on similar narrative structures. For instance, Western films are about the American West, love stories are about love, and so on.
Revenge-
The villain has left the hero for dead, or killed the hero’s brother, sister, parents, wife or family pets. Filled with righteous fury, the hero tools up and embarks on a bloody rampage.

Kidnapping-
There’d be no Delta Force, and Liam Neeson wouldn’t have had a reason to kill half the population of Paris in Taken. There’d certainly be no Commando, perhaps the finest kidnap-based action movie ever made – and certainly among the most over-the-top.

Escape/Siege-
A scenario almost as simple to understand as revenge: our hero is trapped in a secure location, and wit, cunning, and a large supply of bullets will be required to get back out

Assassination-
The distant cousin of the revenge flick, the assassination scenario sees a hero or group of heroes journey to a distant land to kill someone evil.

Oppression -
One of the less common action movie plots on this list, but still an effective one: after all, what could be more heroic than defending a group of innocent people from the oppression of a group of heavily-armed bad guys


Arnold Schwarzenegger
Channing Tatum
Jason Statham
Ian Somerhalder
Paul Walker
Scarlett Johansson
Angelina Jolie
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