Action movie History of the genre • The action genre originated from Edwin Porter's silent film The Great Train Robbery (1902). This film invented both westerns and action movies at the same time. For the most part, westerns are largely action movies. But not all action movies are westerns. • In the era of sound cinema, one of the first action films is called "Scarface" by Howard Hawks (1932). • The heyday of the militants occurred in the 80-90 years. Then the most significant films of this genre were released, which later became classics. Modern understanding of the genre • In the modern view, the action movie genre is a genre of cinema in which the main focus is on shootouts, fights, chases, etc. Fighters often have a high budget, abound in stunt stunts and special effects. Most of the militants illustrate the well-known thesis "good should be with fists." Films of this genre often do not have a complex plot, the main character usually faces evil in its most obvious manifestation. Finding no other way out, the main character decides to resort to violence. In the denouement of the film, negative characters are usually killed, less often arrested. The number of killed negative characters and their accomplices can reach tens or even hundreds. It is believed that the popularization of the so-called "aesthetics of violence" owes much to such tapes. It is worth noting that not every action movie does not have an interesting plot. In the modern world, films often mix different genres. Distinctive features • The genre of the action movie is characterized by: • Setting the problem of Life and Death • Vivid dynamic scenes and episodes of violence • A pronounced gangster or police theme The main films of the genre The main films of the genre The main films of the genre Box office success of the genre • At the moment, the top ten highest-grossing films include 6 action films. Blockbuster • Blockbuster is a very popular and commercially successful product of the film and theater industry. Since the mid-1970s, the term has come to denote a genre of high-budget films for the mass audience, more often Hollywood, with the participation of famous actors, with an estimated high (hundreds of millions of US dollars) income at the box office. Thank you for attention!