Last updated on June 17, 2019.
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The Cinema Lounge
The Cinema Lounge, a film discussion group, takes place at 7:00 PM at Teaism in Penn Quarter, 400 8th St., NW in Washington, DC (closest Metro stop is Archives, also near Metro Center and Gallery Place). NOTE: We will meet in the downstairs area. You do not need to be a member of the Washington DC Film Society to attend.
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:00pm
TOPIC: Action Movies
From silent films with Douglas Fairbanks through John Wick 3, action movies have been a Hollywood staple. Swordfighting, gunplay, hand-to-hand combat, and car chases give audiences a visceral thrill that keeps them coming back. Actors such as John Wayne, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford and Dwayne Johnson built careers on this genre, as have international stars like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Chow Yun-Fat. Why have action movies remained popular and how have they changed? What do we expect from these films? How have international action masters like Akira Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, and John Woo influenced American films? Have superhero films subsumed other action movies?
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