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Powerpoint on sub genre Action Adventure

  1. 1. Action Adventure Ellie Mitchell
  2. 2. What is Action Adventure? Action adventure is a film genre where one or more heroes is thrust into a series of challenges that require physical feats, extended fights and frenetic chases. They often use their action scenes preferably to display and explore exotic locations in an energetic way They usually show a resourceful character struggling against incredible odds such as, life-threatening situations, an evil villain, and/or being chased in several ways of transportation .
  3. 3. Action Adventure film covers
  4. 4. Air Hawks 1934 An early film features Ralph Bellamy as the owner of an airline company battling it out with another bigger and more lucrative outfit over an airmail contract with the government. However, the competition turns deadly and criminal when Bellamy's rival hires a mad scientist to hit Bellamy's planes with his giant ray machine.
  5. 5. Arson Racket Squad 1938 When he is assigned to the arson squad in order to get the goods on some dangerous firebugs, New York City fireman Bob Livingston faces the toughest challenge of his career. After his boss dies in one of the deliberately set blazes, Livingston turns down a promotion in order to put an end to the arson-for-profit racket once and for all
  6. 6. Arabian Nights 1942 A dazzling spectacle, loosely based on the famous 19th-century fables, focusing on the battle between two brothers over their late father's throne. Evil brother Leif Erickson nearly kills sibling Jon Hall in a fight, but sultry dancing girl Maria Montez nurses the fallen brother back to health. With help from best friend Sabu, an aging Sinbad (Shemp Howard) and Aladdin (John Qualen), Hall sets out to regain his rightful position
  7. 7. Captain Kidd 1945 Charles Laughton is superb as one of the most notorious pirates to ever sail the seas, with Randolph Scott as the man charged with bringing him to justice.
  8. 8. Big House USA 1955 In this vintage crime thriller, a group of hardened criminals decide to escape from prison in order to claim $200,000 in hidden ransom money. After working out the logistics of their plan, they hatch a daring underwater rescue. With the feds on their backs, can the men reach the riches, or will they be sent back to the big house?
  9. 9. Trail Blazer 1957 Bruce Bennett stars as the coonskin- capped pioneer in this exciting saga about the opening of the American frontier. Lon Chaney, Jr., Faron Young. 76 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
  10. 10. Billy Budd 1962 Herman Melville's seafaring story receives a superb treatment from director/co-star Peter Ustinov. Terence Stamp (in his film debut) is Billy Budd, an optimistic, young British sailor during a 1797 war between England and France who wins favour with all his crewmates, except for the sadistic master-at-arms, who accuses Budd of plotting a mutiny. The charge leads to a trial in which Budd fights for his life.
  11. 11. Aloha, Bobby and Rose 1974 Two in love young kids, Bobby and Rose are forced to run away from home when they are accused of committed robbery and an assassination. Director: Floyd Mutrux Writer: Floyd Mutrux Paul Le Mat, Dianne Hull and Tim McIntire
  12. 12. A small town in Texas 1976 A young man set up on a phony drug charge by the corrupt Sheriff Duke is released after serving three years in prison, Poke only wants to start a new life with his girlfriend and their baby. But when he learns that his gal has taken up with Duke, Poke vows revenge against the sinister lawman. Rated: PG Jack Starrett
  13. 13. First Blood 1982 John J. Rambo is a former United States Special Forces soldier who fought in Vietnam and won the Congressional Medal of Honor, but his time in Vietnam still haunts him. As he came to Hope, Washington to visit a friend, he was guided out of town by the Sheriff William Teasel who insults Rambo, but what Teasel does not know that his insult angered Rambo to the point where Rambo became violent and was arrested, as he was at the county jail being cleaned, he escapes and goes on a rampage through the forest to try to escape from the sheriffs who want to kill him. Then, as Rambo's commanding officer, Colonel Samuel Trautman tries to save both the Sheriff's department and Rambo before the situation gets out of hand. Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna
  14. 14. Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil Crocodile Dundee 1986 Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is an Australian crocodile hunter who lives in the Australian outback and runs a safari business with his trusted friend and mentor Walter Reilly. After surviving a crocodile attack, a New York journalist named Sue arrives to interview Mick about how he survived and learns more about the crocodile hunter. After saving Sue from a crocodile, Sue invites Mick to visit New York City, since Mick has never been to a city. Mick finds the culture and life in New York City a lot different than his home and he finds himself falling in love with Sue
  15. 15. Die Hard 1988 New York City Detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his wife. Unfortunately, it is not going to be a Merry Christmas for everyone. A group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber is holding everyone in the Nakatomi Plaza building hostage. With no way of anyone getting in or out, it's up to McClane to stop them all. All 12! Director: John McTiernan Writers: Roderick Thorp (novel), Jeb Stuart (screenplay), Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia
  16. 16. Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves 1991Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,Christian Slater After being captured by Turks during the Crusades, Robin of Locksley and a Moor, Azeem, escape back to England where Azeem vows to remain until he repays Robin for saving his life. Meanwhile, Robin's father has been murdered by the Sheriff of Nottingham and when Robin returns home he vows to avenge his father's death. Even though Marian, his childhood friend, cannot help him, he escapes to the Forest of Sherwood where he joins a band of exiled villagers and becomes their leader. With their help he attempts to cleanse the land of the evil that the Sheriff has spread.
  17. 17. Braveheart 1995 Director: Mel Gibson Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.
  18. 18. Breakdown 1997 Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh and Kathleen Quinlan Jeff and Amy Taylor are moving to California and must drive across the country. When they find themselves stranded in the middle of a desert with hardly anyone or anything around, their trip comes to a sudden halt. Amy had taken a ride with a friendly trucker to a small diner to call for help, but after a long time, Jeff becomes worried. He finds that no one in the diner has seen or heard from his wife. When he finds the trucker who gave Amy the ride, the trucker swears he has never seen her. Now Jeff must attempt to find his wife, who has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. But who can he trust?
  19. 19. Chain of Command 2000 Director: John Terlesky Writer: T.L. Lankford Connelly, a secret service agent whose contempt for the new president's morals makes him unwilling to take a bullet for the guy is transferred to 'football duty'. The football in question is the briefcase which gives the president control over the whole of America's nuclear arsenal. It must be kept within 40 feet of him at all times and officers guarding it have responsibility only for the briefcase. However, during unofficial negotiations with a prominent Chinese businessman both the president and the football are captured.
  20. 20. The Bourne Identity 2002 Director: Doug Liman Stars: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fishermen who nurse him back to health. He can remember nothing and begins to try to rebuild his memory based on clues such as the Swiss bank account, the number of which, is implanted in his hip. He soon realizes that he is being hunted and takes off with Marie on a search to find out who he is and why he is being hunted
  21. 21. Hot Fuzz 2007 Jealous colleagues conspire to get a top London cop transferred to a small town and paired with a witless new partner. On the beat, the pair stumble upon a series of suspicious accidents and events. Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy
  22. 22. The Forbidden Kingdom 2008 Director: Rob Minkoff Stars: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Yifei Liu An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
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