   Action film is a film genre were one or more    heroes is thrown into a series of challenges    that require physicala...
 During the 1920s and 30’s action-based  films were often adventure films in which  Douglas Fairbanks wielded swords in  ...
   The long-running success of James Bond    series easily dominated the action films of    the 60’s. This series essenti...
 North by Northwest is a 1959 American  thriller film directed by Alfred  Hitchcock, Starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie  Sain...
 Bond first started to see competition as  gritty detective stories and urban crime  dramas began tomergethemselves with ...
   Also inspired by the success of the James    Bond film ‘you only live twice’, martial-    arts-themed action movies ex...
   Dirty Harry is a 1971 American crime    thriller produced and directed by Don    Siegel, the first in the Dirty harry ...
   The 1980’s saw the action film become    the most dominant genre in Hollywood.    This was ‘the action era’ popularize...
   In 1982 veteran actor Nick Nolte and    rising comedian Eddie Murphy smashed    box office records with one of the fir...
   This was an era of sequelsof action. Like the western    genre, the spy and urban action movies were    beginning to d...
 GoldenEye was the 17th spy film in the  James Bond series. It was also the first to  star Pierce Brosnan. It was the fi...
   From 2000-2010 we saw new action    films, such as Sherlock Holmes and The    Bourne trilogy. As well as the continuin...
 The Bourne films are a series of action  thriller spy films based on the character  Jason Bourne, a former CIA assassin ...
 James Bond is a fictional character created  in 1953 by Ian Fleming, who featured his in  12 novel and two short story c...
 The films are renowned for a number or  reasons, including the musical  accompaniment with the theme songs  to the films...
 1962: Dr. No. 1963: From Russia with love. 1964: Goldfinger. 1965: Thunderball. 1967: You only live twice. 1969: On...
 1974: The man with the Golden Gun. 1977: The spy who loved me. 1979: Moonraker. 1981: For your eyes only. 1983: Octo...
 1995: GoldeEye. (Novelization) 1997: Tomorrow never dies.  (Novelization) 1999: The world is not enough.  (Novelizatio...
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  1. 1.  Action film is a film genre were one or more heroes is thrown into a series of challenges that require physicalacts. They quite often haveextended fights and chase scenes. They may have a resourceful character struggling against incredible odds such as, life threatening situations, an evil villain, and/or being chased in several ways. Victory is normally achieved at the end through huge physical efforts and violence
  2. 2.  During the 1920s and 30’s action-based films were often adventure films in which Douglas Fairbanks wielded swords in westerns The 40’s and 50’s saw action develop into war and cowboy movies. Alfred Hitchcock almost single-handedly ushered in the spy-adventure genre
  3. 3.  The long-running success of James Bond series easily dominated the action films of the 60’s. This series essentially introduced all the staples of the modern-day action movie. The Bond movies weremost known forlarger than life characters, such as the resourceful hero. Always able to dispatch of the villain in ever more imaginative ways. The Bond films also utilize quick cutting, car chases, fist fights, a variety of weapons and gadgets.
  4. 4.  North by Northwest is a 1959 American thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. North by northwest is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the united statues by agents of a mysterious organization who want to stop his interference in their plans to smuggle out microfilm containing government secrets.
  5. 5.  Bond first started to see competition as gritty detective stories and urban crime dramas began tomergethemselves with the new ‘action’ style. This lead to a string of maverick police officer films, such as those defines by Bullitt (1968) and Dirty Harry (1971). Both of which featured an intense car chase inspired by the popular stunt work or the Bond films. Dirty Harry signaled the end of the Cowboy and Indians era of film westerns
  6. 6.  Also inspired by the success of the James Bond film ‘you only live twice’, martial- arts-themed action movies exploded onto the western cinema screens with Bruce Lee’s ‘Enter the Dragon (1971.
  7. 7.  Dirty Harry is a 1971 American crime thriller produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in the Dirty harry series. ClintEastwood plays the title role, in his first outing as San Francisco police department inspector ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan .
  8. 8.  The 1980’s saw the action film become the most dominant genre in Hollywood. This was ‘the action era’ popularized by actors such as Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Chuck Norris.
  9. 9.  In 1982 veteran actor Nick Nolte and rising comedian Eddie Murphy smashed box office records with one of the first action comedy 48 Hrs. This was credited as the first ‘buddy-cop’ movie.
  10. 10.  This was an era of sequelsof action. Like the western genre, the spy and urban action movies were beginning to deteriorate. With a growing revolution in CGI the real world settings began to give way to increasingly fantastic and futuristic environments. The new era of action films had budgets unlike any is the past as franchises such as Dirty Harry and James Bond proved that one a single successful action film could lead to a continuing action franchise. Therefore the 90’s saw a rise in budgets and the number of sequels whereas in earlier decades film makers frowned upon sequels.
  11. 11.  GoldenEye was the 17th spy film in the James Bond series. It was also the first to star Pierce Brosnan. It was the first film in the series not to take story elements from the works of novelists Ian Fleming. In the film, Bond fights to prevent an arms syndicate from using GoldenEye satellite weapon against London in order to cause a global financial meltdown.
  12. 12.  From 2000-2010 we saw new action films, such as Sherlock Holmes and The Bourne trilogy. As well as the continuing Bond series, new with Daniel Craig acting as the 007 agent, now with less gadgets featured in previous movies and very much back to basics.
  13. 13.  The Bourne films are a series of action thriller spy films based on the character Jason Bourne, a former CIA assassin suffering from extreme memory loss. The series is noted and credited for its realism with the growing use ofCGI in the action Genre.
  14. 14.  James Bond is a fictional character created in 1953 by Ian Fleming, who featured his in 12 novel and two short story collections. Fleming died in 1964 and since then six other authors wrote authorized Bond novels. In the 1962 Dr. No starring Sean Connery started off the James Bond series. Since then there has been 22 films released with a 23rd expected in 2012.
  15. 15.  The films are renowned for a number or reasons, including the musical accompaniment with the theme songs to the films having picked up academy award nominations on several occasions. Other popular elements include Bond’s cars, his guns and the gadgets he is supplied with.
  16. 16.  1962: Dr. No. 1963: From Russia with love. 1964: Goldfinger. 1965: Thunderball. 1967: You only live twice. 1969: On her majesty’s secret service. 1971: Diamonds are forever. 1973: Live and let die.
  17. 17.  1974: The man with the Golden Gun. 1977: The spy who loved me. 1979: Moonraker. 1981: For your eyes only. 1983: Octopussy. 1985: A view to a kill. 1987: The living Daylights. 1989: License to kill. (Novelization)
  18. 18.  1995: GoldeEye. (Novelization) 1997: Tomorrow never dies. (Novelization) 1999: The world is not enough. (Novelization) 2002: Die another day. (Novelization) 2006: Casino Royal. Novelization- not 2008: Quantum on solace. originated from Ian Fleming 2012: Skyfall.

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