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An action movie should, like any other, follow the narrative traditions of literature. That means there should be subtlety, a slow build and a gradual bringing together of all the separate threads of the plot. To see all of it coming together slowly is very rewarding for the audience.
Shane Black

Meaning of "action movie" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACTION MOVIE

action movie  [ˈækʃən ˈmuːvɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACTION MOVIE

noun
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conjunction
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Action movie is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ACTION MOVIE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

action movie

Action film

Action film is a film genre in which one or more heroes are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include physical feats, extended fight scenes, violence, and frantic chases. Action films tend to feature a resourceful character struggling against incredible odds, which include life-threatening situations, a villain, or a pursuit which generally concludes in victory for the hero. Advancements in CGI have made it cheaper and easier to create action sequences and other visual effects that required the efforts of professional stunt crews in the past. However, reactions to action films containing significant amounts of CGI have been mixed as films that use computer animations to create unrealistic, highly unbelievable events are often met with criticism. While action has long been a recurring component in films, the "action film" genre began to develop in the 1970s along with the increase of stunts and special effects. The genre is closely associated with the thriller and adventure film genres, and it may also contain elements of spy fiction and espionage.

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACTION MOVIE

action
action at a distance
action committee
action figure
action film
action group
action hero
action man
action painting
action plan
action point
action potential
action replay
action shot
action stations
action-packed
actionable
actionable intelligence
actionably
actioner

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACTION MOVIE

Argovie
B-movie
buddy movie
cult movie
disaster movie
home movie
lovie
popcorn movie
road movie
slasher movie
snuff movie
splatter movie
Thurgovie
TV movie

Synonyms and antonyms of action movie in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «action movie» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACTION MOVIE

Find out the translation of action movie to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of action movie from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «action movie» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

动作片
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

película de acción
570 millions of speakers

English

action movie
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक्शन फिल्म
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فيلم الحركة والاثارة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

боевик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

filme de ação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মারদাঙ্গা চলচ্চিত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

film d´action
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

filem aksi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Actionfilm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アクション映画
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

액션 영화
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Film aksi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phim hành động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதிரடி திரைப்படம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अॅक्शन मूव्ही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aksiyon filmi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

film d´azione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

film akcji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бойовик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

film de acțiune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταινία δράσης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aksie-fliek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

actionfilm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

actionfilm
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACTION MOVIE»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about action movie

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10 QUOTES WITH «ACTION MOVIE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word action movie.
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Texas Battle
What interested me in doing 'Dragonball' was that it's a huge comic book series that has built a great fan base, and it's a great action movie!
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Shane Black
Any time anyone fires bullets in an action movie that don't hit the target it immediately undermines the movie.
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Shane Black
An action movie should, like any other, follow the narrative traditions of literature. That means there should be subtlety, a slow build and a gradual bringing together of all the separate threads of the plot. To see all of it coming together slowly is very rewarding for the audience.
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Morris Chestnut
I think the best type of action movie combines a love story with the action.
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Marc Forster
I always wanted to do an action movie, not particularly 'Bond.'
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Tony Goldwyn
I don't want to do an action movie, because I've acted in them, and they're so boring to do, because they're so technical. The headache of that is daunting. But, if it were an action movie with really interesting characters, how great would that be?
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David S. Goyer
I think Wonder Woman is a very difficult character to crack. More difficult than Superman, who is also more difficult than Batman. Also, a lot of people in Hollywood believe that it's hard to do a big action movie with a female lead. I happen to disagree with that.
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Doug Liman
I think making a great action movie is one of the hardest cinematic endeavors. By definition, smart characters avoid action. Smart people don't go down dark alleys, but if you're making an action movie and you want to have an action sequence, somehow you have to get that character into that dangerous situation.
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Doug Liman
I always wanted to make big action movies as a kid, and that was my dream. In a way, 'Swingers' was the thing I suffered through the most doing because of all that dialog, so I could eventually be allowed to do a big dumb action movie, honestly.
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Adrianne Palicki
My favorite action movie growing up was 'Supergirl.' It wasn't good by any stretch of the imagination, but it was my favorite because I wanted to be her. I have a Supergirl tattoo.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACTION MOVIE»

Discover the use of action movie in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to action movie and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Action Movie Freak
"Free movie DVD included! The Impossible Kid."--Cover.
Katrina Hill, 2012
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Action Speaks Louder: Violence, Spectacle, and the American ...
An authoritative and entertaining history of the action film
Eric Lichtenfeld, 2007
3
Spartan Warrior Workout: Get Action Movie Ripped in 30 Days
DO YOU HAVE THE STRENGTH--TO STOP AN ENTIRE ARMY? In just one month, the high-intensity workouts in this book can give you the jaw-dropping physique of history's greatest soldiers.
Dave Randolph, 2010
4
How to Make an Action Movie For $99: A Guide to Writing, ...
This book explains how to write a script around existing props, borrowed locations, and how to get people to work for free and love it.
Andrew Mayne Harter, 2005
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Feng Shui: Action Movie Roleplaying
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Robin D. Laws, 1999
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Action Movie Hero Workouts: Get Super Crime-Fighter Ripped
Presents workout programs used by a variety of actors, including Christian Bale, Daniel Craig, Jessica Biel, and Hugh Jackman, and offers step-by-step instructions for exercises for the chest, back, arms, legs, and butt.
Dave Randolph, 2013
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Looney Tunes Back in Action: Movie Storybook
Inside this book, you'll get up close and personalwith all your favourite 'toons-Bugs, Daffy, Tweety, Sylvester, WyleE. Coyote, Marvin the Martian, Yosemite Sam and the TasmanianDevil. You might even meet a few humans along the way!
Jane B. Mason, 2004
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101 Dalmatians Movie Scrapbook: Behind the Scenes of the ...
Covers how the dogs were used, puppet and computer puppies, and other facts
Lucy Dahl, 1997
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Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back
Action Movies: The Cinema of Striking Back is a study of action cinema, exploring the ethics and aesthetics of the genre with reference to its relatively short history.
Harvey O'Brien, 2013
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Action/spectacle cinema: a sight and sound reader
Often dismissed as 'High Concept' or 'popcorn', movies, this most popular of contemporary genres can and should, this book asserts, be taken seriously on its own terms.
José Arroyo, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACTION MOVIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term action movie is used in the context of the following news items.
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Why Terminator 2 is Still the Best Action Movie Ever Made
Sorry, you may not access this video. [PRESS RETURN]. Why Terminator 2 is Still the Best Action Movie Ever Made - The Roundhouse 19:29. «IGN, Jul 15»
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Robert Downey Jr will play Pinocchio's dad in live-action movie
Los Angeles - Robert Downey Jr and Paul Thomas Anderson are writing and producing a live-action movie of Pinocchio together. «Channel 24, Jul 15»
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Ronda Rousey Expected to Get Role in Action Movie 'Mile 22 …
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the UFC women's bantamweight champion is expected to appear in the upcoming action movie “Mile 22. «Sherdog.com, Jul 15»
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Terminator Genisys: A Feast For The Action Movie Enthusiasts
Terminator Genisys, directed by Alan Taylor, is the fifth installment in the Terminator series. The movie marks Arnold Schwarzenegger's much ... «Huffington Post India, Jul 15»
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Green light for 'SPL 3' Asian action movie after huge current hit
Thai action hero Tony Jaa plays Chatchai in 'SPL 2.' — AFP picHONG KONG, July 4 — Paco Wong, a producer of the hugely successful ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
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We Would Totally Watch This American Girls Action Movie
Funny or Die has released a video for a parody of an American Girls action movie, and it's pretty much the best thing ever if you grew up ... «Zimbio, Jul 15»
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American Girl dolls ain't nothing to f-ck with in fake action movie trailer
Funny Or Die has given us a chance to see the American Girl dolls we grew up with in a more action-packed, explosive light. The comedy site's ... «Mashable, Jun 15»
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Masamune Shirow's 'Ghost In The Shell' Live Action Movie Starring …
While purists are determined to oust Scartell Johansson from playing Motoko Kusanagi in the live-action movie adaptation of Masamuna ... «Franchise Herald, Jun 15»
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Attack On Titan Live Action Movie Getting North American Release …
FUNimation Entertainment has obtained the rights to distribute the Attack on Titan live action movie into theaters, home entertainment, video on ... «Comicbook.com, Jun 15»
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Review: MAGIC MIKE XXL, Like A Classic Hong Kong Action Movie
In that sense, it resembles a Hong Kong action movie in the late 80s or early 90s, in which intermittent blasts of action would lead to an ... «TwitchFilm, Jun 15»

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