What triggers innovation? Is it when you have copious amounts of free time and a budget to burn? When you need to impress a board or make some noise in the press? Opportunity to attack some glaring problem that no one else has been able to tackle? These aren’t bad options – but they’re probably not the principal motivator either.Tweet
Action movies have been crowd-pleasers for a long time, drawing in massive crowds since the beginnings of cinema as a form of mass media – even in the silent era of film…
…when the experience of cinema leaned even more heavily on the visual than it does today. Film has shown that it is uniquely suited to expressing action to thrill audiences. When one takes the time to look into the century-long history of action sequences, just like with any other art form: there are derivations, enhancements, homages, and remixes to be found.
But, in spite of these qualities Action Cinema shares with fresco painting, opera, and pottery, these films have long been considered in-artful, to the extent that people write off any criticism or commentary of them as over-analysis or “missing the point.” Continue Reading »Tweet