Don't leave movie off the action search

Jan 20, 2021

Ever looked up action on the internet to find that action movie, actor or info how to get into the action film industry.

I know I did and what comes up is things like action plan or take action, you get the picture. So I got to thinking about why action movies got called that. Was it just that there is action on the screen.

The Beginnings:

This film genre actually began with the silent era's serial films around the time of Edwin S. Porter's classic action-western The Great Train Robbery (1903), and it has remained strong throughout all of cinematic history. Action films then expanded in the 80s and 90s, with the growth of special effects tech (

Yes probably but I think it has evolved into a more socially and business definition of action.

Now before you right me off as being crazy hear me out. 

This is a definition of a business action plan.

An action plan is a checklist for the steps or tasks you need to complete in order to achieve the goals you have set. It's an essential part of the strategic planning process and helps with improving teamwork planning.

Now there is the obvious link with the planning of a film but that process is kind of the same for any project of any genre, it is just budget and scope that changes.

There is the action plan that happens in every action film. The characters have to have it before the heist or the rescue mission can be successful, even though the plans always goes wrong or so it seems, but it all work out in the end. Even walking in without an action plan is still an action plan. It's just really simple one which involved picking up a gun and shooting everyone you see. Still an action plan. I'm looking at you 80's action movies.

To get into action movies you also have to take action, you can't just hope you have to train your butt off. I can't tell you h0w many actors I have worked with who got a roll in an action film who can't even throw a punch and then wonder why they never get cast again. You need to put in the training so that you can perform the action over and over. So you need skills and you also need to be fit.

So maybe the action genre has evolved more into a philosophy and a way to live your life than it is just for entertainment.

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