Action Breakdown #3: Wardrobe

You know that saying “Clothes make the man”? Well, that statement is fact. Clothes definitely leave a first impression and that quote is never truer than with our lead action protagonist. Nothing screams out ACTION!...
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Action Breakdown #2: Facial Hair

The Action Breakdown this week is going to take a look into a very minor, but yet important detail regarding the action hero. Facial hair. Whether it’s a beard, moustache, handle-bar, or stubble, facial hair is always ind...
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Action Breakdown #1: Car Chases

Note: This will be a recurring series of blogs where I analyze and break down key elements to what makes a great action movie. It will range from the smallest details like camera angles to the biggies like heroes and villains. ...
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Action Breakdown #19: Quiet Moments

Hey guys! I have returned after a long hiatus to bring you another edition of the Action Breakdown because of high demand. Well, not really, but I’m still back for more detailed deconstructions of the action genre. This w...
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Action Breakdown #9: The One-Liner

We all say them at work or around friends. We even say it to ourselves when the time asks for them. One of the biggest staples of an action movie and almost Shakespearean in its delivery. The one liner. Everyone gets one even v...
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Action Breakdown #7: Action Movie Scores

Action movies can be a very visual experience, but it can be quite the audio experience as well. As much as action scenes can help create excitement and tension, action movies need a great score to accompany them to help build ...
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Action Breakdown #13: Action Stuntmen

We all love our action heroes and the crazy stunts that they pull in their movies. Jumping off of buildings, driving cars over cliffs, flipping cars over, smashing through walls, and many more insane acts of adrenaline. As much...
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Action Breakdown #4: Explosions

Explosions. One of the Holy Grails of action movies. Every action movie needs them even if they aren’t relevant. Explosions and action are practically conjoined by the hip with one another. On this edition of the Action B...
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Action Breakdown #18: PG-13 Action Movies

You want to know how to make an action junkie mad? Mention a PG-13 action movie and watch them devolve into insanity just at the mere mention of that phrase. It’s a trigger word that should not be taken lightly. However...
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Action Breakdown #8: Cop Buddies

We know them. We love them and tolerate them at the same time. The yin to the yang. The peanut butter to the jelly. The Powell to his McClane. The action buddy. The duo who will stop at nothing to stop the bad guy from getting ...
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