Genre Research

  • The Great Train Robbery

    The Great Train Robbery
    The great train robbery was the very start of action in the cinema. It was the first moving picture to have multiple camera angles, which had been edited to achieve match on action.
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood

    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    The Adventures of Robin Hood was an early actions which started to use suspense and thrilling aspects as he went in and out of danger, it kept the audience on their toes!
  • Double Indemnity

    Double Indemnity
    The Post war era of the 1940's was dark and distrusting. Women were becoming more independent as they had been left by their husbands going to war. This sparked a revolution in the film industry, Creating film noir, and the fem fatale characters. They were mysterious and manipulative, and managed to trick men into doing what they wanted. Film noir has crime and thriller elements to it and one of its key conventions is the low key lighting.
  • Dr. No

    Dr. No
    James Bond on the big screen! Dr. No is the first James Bond film in the cinema - the women wanted to sleep with him and the men wanted to be him, James Bond made it cool to be a killer. His character brought countless characteristics that we see in modern action films today, mostly his charming personality and the ability to charm the notorious bond girls.
  • Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry
    Action - crime
    The Good cop Bad cop routeen with out the good cop. He brough atitude to the good guys and created a dark good guy. 'do you feel lucky punk?'
  • The God Father

    The God Father
    The God father gave an insight to the bad guys, following the life of the mafia. You liked the bad guy and even wanted to be him as he has respect style and a nice accent.
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones made archaeology cool; he battle bad guys escaped the caves all with his hat still on his head. Every kid wanted to go on an adventure with indie; it merged the two genres to create the hybrid Action Adventure.
  • The Terminator

    The Terminator
    Terminator used sci-fi and action to create a perfect cocktail for the cinema audience, not to mention choosing the right star. Arnold schwarzenegger really sticks out as the brand for terminator. It really shows you how important it can be to choose a good cast. "I’ll be back"
  • Mission Impossible

    Mission Impossible
    Mission Impossible created a modern James Bond, yet Tom Cruse has ditched the suit and the girls and gained a whole new arsenal of gadgets. It let the viewer imagination run wild with what gadget he could use next.
  • Bourn Identity

    Bourn Identity
    This action thriller created suspense and drama as we joined Matt on the struggle to find his identity. This helps the audience connect with the main character and gets us guessing what will happen. Not to mention the fact that he makes James Bond look like a wimp.
  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale
    Casino Royal is the origin story of the 007 we 'thought' we knew. The film re-invents James Bond into a darker character that is still learning the ropes to have a license to kill. Yet he still has many aspects of the traditional James Bond, he has them less obviously to stop him being so cheesy.
  • Taken

    Taken is about a girl who gets kidnapped abroad and sold into the human trafficking sex slave industry. What the kidnappers don't know is her father will do anything to get her back. The Character of a father is not commonly used in the action genre but it creates another side to a mindless killing machine, and the audience relate to him and empathise with him.