Why did movies in the s get so nihilistic, nasty and brutal? This has been a source of infinite fascination for me. What happened to make cinema take such a dark turn? They got what they asked for….
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There was also the atmosphere of the early 80s; people may now, on the whole, be more scared than they were then, but the threats of the 21st century are rarely as monolithic and inescapable as the fear of nuclear war once was. Since the s, most Hollywood movies have historically tried to sell themselves with a snappy tagline; as you will see, these movies have some of the best ever coined. Countdown to Apocalypse…. Technically pre-dating the 80s straight-to-video post-apocalyptic cycle and influencing it? Basically a bunch of TV and B-movie actors driving around the desert in ridiculous Robot-Wars-looking modified vehicles. In terms of general filmmaking competence and originality this, though not great, is far above the standard of the general 80s movie of this type. Another early entry that sets the tone for what was to follow is….
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To some it just means "violence", but the greats of action cinema give us something more, turning shootings, punching and explosions into a spectacular artform. From the taciturn classics of the '70s, through the one-man-army '80s, the mismatched-buddy '90s and on to the superheroic present day, allow Empire to guide you through 50 of our favourites. Barely a day goes by in the Empire office without someone shouting "Dip-lo-mat-ic-imm-un-it-y!
If you haven't caught up yet, Their Finest is currently playing in UK cinemas and it's a gorgeous little love letter to perseverance through storytelling, set against the backdrop of a film production office at the British Ministry of Information during the Second World War. Based on Lissa Evans' novel, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy play characters whose access to the film industry has been contingent on the global crisis that takes other young men away from such trifling matters, and it's a real joy to watch. Among other things, the film got us thinking about other films about making films. We're not talking about documentaries, even though Hearts Of Darkness , the documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now , may be the greatest film about the making of a film ever made.