12 Facts About Action films


Action films film is a film genre in which the protagonist is thrust into a series of events that typically involve violence and physical feats.

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However, reactions to action films containing significant amounts of CGI have been mixed, as some films use CGI to create unrealistic, highly unbelievable events.

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The Bond films used fast cutting, car chases, fist fights, a variety of weapons and gadgets, and elaborate action sequences.

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The "chopsocky" or "kung fu craze" began in 1973, with a wave of Hong Kong martial arts Action films topping the North American box office, starting with Five Fingers of Death starring Indonesian-born actor Lo Lieh, followed soon after by Bruce Lee's The Big Boss and Fist of Fury .

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The action, style, tropes and mannerisms established in 1980s Hong Kong heroic bloodshed films were later widely adopted by Hollywood in the 1990s, popularized by Hong Kong inspired Hollywood action filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Luc Besson, and eventually John Woo himself .

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Currently, action films requiring extensive stunt work and special effects tend to be expensive.

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In Europe, the genre was among the most popular genres during the 1970s, with Bud Spencer-Terence Hill films regularly earning Goldene Leinwand awards in Germany, with the western action-comedy Trinity Is Still My Name still holding the 7th place in admissions.

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In United States cinema, vigilante Action films gained prominence during the 1970s with "touchstones" like Death Wish and Dirty Harry, both of which received multiple sequels.

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Subgenre of the action film, martial arts films contain numerous hand-to-hand combat scenes between characters.

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Not all spy films fall in the action genre, only those showcasing heavy action such as frequent shootouts and car chases fall in action, spy films with lesser action would be in the thriller genre .

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Out of the 101 films ranked in the poll, the following films were voted the top ten best action films of all time.

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Movie producers who are best known for their involvement in action films include Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman, John Davis, Basil Iwanyk, Gale Anne Hurd, and Neal H Moritz.

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