The Art of Action Scenes
This lecture is a top-up to this year’s Midnight Delicacies, a programme section that traditionally serves action films with specific style or choreography. We will take a closer look at what makes a certain action scene good or bad. We will show you the main tendencies of the formal processing, using examples from various decades or territories. We will outline the history of the genre on some of the milestone movies with a specific focus on Hollywood and Hong Kong. And since the quality of action scenes is not always proportionate to the budget, we will pay attention to the mainstream as well as low-budget production.