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  Action Film Academy by Michael DePasquale Jr.• East Coast's Premiere Stunt School
Action Film Academy by Michael DePasquale Jr.• East Coast's Premiere Stunt School
"Bruce Lee would have been impressed by what the Action Film Academy is doing to help those looking to break into the Action Film Business.
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www.actionfilmacademy.com   (53 words)

  Film Genres
Musical/dance films are cinematic forms that emphasize full-scale scores or song and dance routines in a significant way (usually with a musical or dance performance integrated as part of the film narrative), or they are films that are centered on combinations of music, dance, song or choreography.
War films acknowledge the horror and heartbreak of war, letting the actual combat fighting (against nations or humankind) on land, sea, or in the air provide the primary plot or background for the action of the film.
All films have at least one major genre, although there are a number of films that are considered crossbreeds or hybrids with three or four overlapping genre (or sub-genre) types that identify them.
www.filmsite.org /genres.html   (1494 words)

 Action Scores in the '90s
I can't imagine an action film that is essentially a character study or a mood piece because action does not lend itself to such intimate studies.
Film music has a few more gauges than concert—you can't bury the dialogue, you must avoid sound effects, you must find or create some relevance with the scene—but as far as musical attributes go, clever is clever.
Action films have to have some complexity to them because the whole action premise is based on the immediate response of fight or flight.
www.filmscoremonthly.com /features/action.asp   (8217 words)

 The Functions of Film Music
Such songs are really known as the film's soundtrack, while the orchestral music composed or used in a film is a film score, whether it was originally composed for the film or used in another context previously.
All film scores provide their respective films with one of these functions; even the worst scores, since, though they do not perfectly support the film, they are still scored with the intention of providing at least one of those functions.
In the film, Marianne Dashwood, has to play a piece of music on the piano, since in the film, her sister Elinor comments that it is her father's favorite piece of music.
www.filmscoremonthly.com /features/functions.asp   (2938 words)

 Action Films
Action films and adventure films have tremendous cross-over potential as film genres, and road films often overlap with action films.
Action films have traditionally been aimed at male audiences, ages 13 to the mid-30s in both American and world-wide markets.
Action films then expanded in the 80s and 90s, with the growth of special effects techniques and in response to jaded audiences who demanded faster plots (coherent or not), greater violence, and stimulation.
www.filmsite.org /actionfilms.html   (636 words)

 film terminology
The Auteur theory insists that a film be considered in terms of the entire canon of a director and that each Auteur earns that title by displaying a unique cinematic style.
The action is ususlly simultaneous and used to create a dynamic tension as in the chase scene in D.W. Griffith's A Girl and Her Trust.
A scene is one of the basic structural units of film, with each scene contributing to the next largest unit of film, the sequence.
www.psu.edu /dept/inart10_110/inart10/film.html   (3204 words)

The 1980s was the zenith of the cop action film and the spectacle of the male body.
In these films, the male body functioned as the site for the expression and the working through of personal, and often national, trauma, and two stars that repeatedly performed the role of, and have to come to embody, the cop action-hero are Mel Gibson and Bruce Willis.
However, the emphasis on action, explosions, violence, and body counts diminished in the 1990s as social opinion changed in regards to what qualities were considered positive for masculinity to embody.
www.crimeculture.com /Contents/80sCopFilms.html   (2282 words)

 The Film Asylum - S.W.A.T film review
This is of course true of a lot of action films and isn't necessarily a big problem provided that a sensible story is wrapped around the parts that get the heart pounding and SWAT is a good example of this.
This is a Hollywood action film so it goes without saying that the action has to get increasingly more outrageous as the film goes on and as such the realism goes right out of the window.
The other problem this film faces is a pacing issue and, although starting off in an all action bank heist, it takes a good hour to actually get past the point where the new SWAT team is assembled and trained and start the story proper.
www.thefilmasylum.com /reviews/swat/swat.htm   (851 words)

 Film Studies Vocabulary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In a narrative film, all the events that we see and hear, plus all those that we infer or assume to have occurred, arranged in their presumed causal relations, chronological order, duration, frequency, and spatial locations.
This is particularly important in action sequences because the audience is psychologically intent on the moving images that a cut in the film -- an unobstrusive cut -- is not noticed.
At the beginning of a film, episode or scene within a film, a wide-angle or "full-shot" is photographed for the purpose of identifying the location or setting.
www.duke.edu /web/film/Filmterm.htm   (1764 words)

 Bang!! The Triumph of the Action Film
Action films are, at heart, fantasies of motion, with a kind of unjaded purity.
The modern “art” film struggles to appropriate the conventions, the anxieties and thrills, of the action film (witness Gregg Araki’s The Doom Generation, one of the most “artsy” and self-conscious films in recent memory) while the action film flows seamlessly into art (e.g., “Beat” Takeshi’s Fireworks).
The genre itself is of fairly recent vintage, an incorporation of several moribund genres (the war film, the western, the gangster film, the cliffhanger serial) with some newer forms: modern sci-fi and nineties noir (a very different animal from its precursor).
wings.buffalo.edu /AandL/english/courses/eng201d/actionclass.htm   (454 words)

 Action on Film Festival
The Action on Film Festival aims to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition.
While we all love a great action film, action is more than martial arts, fast cars and what you typically believe to be action.
So, any film or video that has movement, life, excitement, and fire, that is what we are looking for and yes of course, we want your shoot ‘em ups and films with fight scenes too.
www.filmfestivals.com /bulletin/06/may/actiononfilm.shtml   (572 words)

 John Woo Biography
As a teenager, with borrowed film equipment, Woo and several of his friends began experimenting with the items and by the time he was 22 (with no formal film education, since he could not afford to go to a four-year college) Woo was making his own movies.
The film (or more specifically, a fight featuring a Freddy Kruger-like knived glove) was thought to be too violent (a problem Woo would and does encounter throughout his career) and was shelved for two years.
Of course, Woo is known for action, and this is where a great deal of the "new breed" of action directors (and some old veterans) get their "inspiration" for their action sequences.
www.hkfilm.net /woobio.htm   (4193 words)

 Action Film - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Action Film - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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encarta.msn.com /Action_Film.html   (123 words)

 Direct action - Film - www.smh.com.au
By the film's end, his obsessive compulsive disorder and desire to prove others wrong has him totally undone, transforming him into a lunatic who drinks his own urine and only speaks to people through a closed door.
He talks fast because he has to - there are so many films in his head - taking notes in shorthand is futile, not even a court stenographer could keep up with him.
Just as film allowed this small, asthmatic child from a tough neighbourhood to express New York violence in his movies, The Aviator has allowed him to address the Hollywood world he dreamed of and to make it glamorous for us all.
www.smh.com.au /news/Film/Direct-action/2005/01/28/1106850083251.html   (1350 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Plans for robot live action film
Spielberg recently announced he would be teaming up with veteran actor Clint Eastwood to make a film about Iwo Jima, one of the last major battles in the Pacific in World War II.
He is also making a film remake of HG Wells' sci-fi classic War of the Worlds in co-operation with actor Tom Cruise.
He is also planning to make a film about the kidnap and murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/3923087.stm   (233 words)

His films scan from the late 70's to the present day, with many films in the pipeline.
Although his films are packed with special effects, fighting and action the plot never suffers to a great extent, a great example of this would be THE TERMINATOR series, where the special effects greatly enhanced the general feel of the storyline.
Over the years, Arnie has proved himself to be very versatile in the type of films he has starred in, ranging from bloody violence to feel good comedy.
actionfilms.tripod.com /arnoldschwarzenegger   (297 words)

 Action Film
First-class action flick offers eye candy in more ways than one.
actionfilms • auditioning • low-budget • exploitation
A film review of John Travolta's latest picture, which involves the world of computer crime.
www.suite101.com /reference/action_film   (162 words)

 Screenwriting Courses for Genre
Action is the epic hero, the one who changes a nation, who wins the day, who succeeds in life.
The best action films have deep stories, complex characters and a profound effect on the audience.
If you value the idea of a hero, and love to magnify the hero's power on film, then this is your form.
www.truby.com /acaction.html   (267 words)

 Action House
You will take part in all the different aspects of a professional film shoot, and be trained by professionals from the industry.
The Film Department strives to glorify God in its work by prayer, operating in excellence, and being witnesses in spiritually challenging environments.
The conclusion of the class will be a finished film of your own, where you will have the chance to tap into your creative side.
www.actionhouse.net /ah/film.html   (275 words)

 Part Of presents • The "Film" Action DVD •
The 'F" Action (short for "The Film Action") will take you through a journey of filmmakers, directors and movie-goers at a film festival.
Filmed in glamorous Coconut Grove, Miami and at AMC Theatres.
"The F Action is the DVD that every filmmaker — or would-be film filmmaker — needs to see in order to understand what it takes to transform your film vision from conception through the minefield of film festivals and production deals to something that resembles a commercial release.
www.partof.com /films/f_action/f_action_main.htm   (209 words)

 Explosive Hollywood Action Movies Fuel Comic Images New Film Frenzy™ Card Game
You probably groaned at the last action film containing these stereotypes, but now these scenes, and the multitude of other action movie clichés, mean big points in the unique new card game from Comic Images: Film Frenzy™-Action Movie Edition.
While the Action Movie Edition is the first to be released, there are plans for additional versions such as Horror, Science Fiction, and Martial Arts, as well as possible licensed versions.
Film Frenzy™-Action Movie Edition will appeal to anyone who enjoys a big Hollywood shoot 'em up and great artwork, or anyone who just loves action movies and a good party game.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2004/5/prweb129416.htm   (741 words)

 ATV Source - Press Releases - Wizzard Films, ATV Action film "Probation"
The film features a cross section of riding in South Africa so that the whole scene is represented.
The aim of the film is not only to promote the quad scene, the riders and the sponsors that make the sport happen, but to enthuse other people to start riding as well.
The film also shows the progression of the sport and how riders have been pushing themselves.
www.atvsource.com /articles/press_releases/2002/090902_wizzard_films_probation.htm   (261 words)

 New York Film and Video Festival
Equipped with a state of the art camera, and an action film that makes JAMES BOND and SHAFT look like cousins, RICHARD HEAT is sure to capture the hearts, minds and imagination of film goers who love action adventure films.
His strong affection for action adventure heros eventually led him to create a niche for the loveable and charismatic, yet tough, action hero Richard Heat.
When asked why he took the independent route to film making he says, "I need to be able to do my films my way." According to Mr.
www.nyfilmvideo.com /2005/nyapril2005/richardheat   (306 words)

 A Short Action Film
Okay, this was the first film I made using people from college.
I had a ten page script but on the day of shooting I realized, to my horror, that none of the students could act, So this is why it ended up a no-dialogue shoot-em-up, I basically made it up as I went along, grabbing whoever I could to act in it.
But because it was an experimental film (mainly to test my colour correction techniques) the story didn't matter.
members.fortunecity.com /dustyfilms/A_Short_Action_Film.html   (195 words)

 X2 (2003)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It's amazing that in just two films we already have a real appreciation for the relationships between such a considerable group of characters, and it is for the continued development of these relationships - and not the cool story line and action sequences - that makes me look forward to another X-film.
I would love to say that it's the casting that makes the films so brilliant - and it's true, the casting is great - but a couple of these characters have been woefully miscast.
Iceman stood out for me, bringing an uncomfortable Backstreet Boy vibe to the role, and although his role in X2 is small, James Marsden just doesn't seem to have it in him to hold a commanding and authoritative position among the X-sters as Cyclops.
us.imdb.com /title/tt0290334   (677 words)

 A Civil Action film review
In film terms, this worthy warning might be translated: beware the legal thriller, 'based on' and 'true story.'
That this rather powerful picture manages to avoid most of the usual pitfalls (actor grandstanding, gross plot liberties, emotional manipulation), is testament to restrained but towering performances from the two leads, and the inescapable poignancy of the facts.
Which does separate this from the average courtroom drama - indeed, much of the action occurs outside the oak-panelled walls - but if legal chicanery isn't your thing, this long, talky film (expertly performed and driven though it is) will probably not be cause for conversion.
www.tiscali.co.uk /entertainment/film/reviews/a_civil_action.html   (552 words)

 Speed (1994/I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance / Thriller more
In early drafts of the script, the bus was supposed to circle around the parking lot of Dodgers Stadium as opposed to LAX.
However, a tire that bursts on the *right* side of a vehicle at high speed will cause that vehicle to skid to the *right*, which in this case is *into* the retrieval vehicle - not away from it.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0111257   (418 words)

 Tirupati: A good action film
He oozes talent in every frame and it is really his spirited performance as Tirupati that saves the film.
Sudharani proves that she is an actor to reckon with.
The music could have been better and the dosage of fights in the second half is a little high.
www.rediff.com /movies/2006/jul/03tir.htm   (311 words)

 Blizzard Entertainment - Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Based on the terms of the agreement, Legendary Pictures has acquired the movie rights for the best-selling game universe, and both companies are now focused on translating the high-quality Warcraft entertainment experience to the big screen.
"It's not always the case that interactive game properties lend themselves to proper adaptation to film," said Jon Jashni, Legendary Pictures' chief creative officer.
Legendary Pictures' first film was Batman Begins, directed by Chris Nolan.
www.blizzard.com /press/060509.shtml   (629 words)

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