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Peter Bradshaw on action movies
In some ways, it should be the quintessential cinema genre. After all, what does the director shout at the beginning of a take? Action – at times a euphemism for violence and machismo – evolved into a recognisable genre in the 80s. Gunplay and athleticism resurfaced in a sweatier and more explicitly violent form, with movies such as Sylvester Stallone's First Blood. The hardware was all-important, and the metallic sheen of the guns was something to be savoured alongside the musculature of the heroes. The genre spawned the action hero. These were not pretty-boys there to melt female hearts: they were there to get a roar of approval from the guys. »
Madrid — Quentin Tarantino will receive the 5th Lumiere Award at France’s 2013 Lumiere-Grand Lyon Festival, a unique film event held in the city of Lyon, whose program is made up almost entirely of theatrical screenings of movie re-runs, restorations and re-issues.
Running Oct. 14-20, the highly popular Lumiere Festival is organized by Lyon’s Institut Lumiere, which is headed by Bertrand Tavernier and Thierry Fremaux.
A highly popular figure in France, where “Django Unchained” has grossed $37.3 million at French theaters, just shy of current 2013 chart topper “Iron Man 3,” Tarantino will receive his award on Oct. 18 at Lyon’s Convention Center Amphitheater, in all probability before a full-capacity 3,000 crowd.
A Lumiere Festival press release noted Thursday that Tarantino will receive the 2013 Lumiere Award “for his entire film career, »
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