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Greatest masters of the genre:

Martin Scorsese
Michael Mann
Guy Ritchie
Quentin Tarantino
Nicolas Winding Refn
Takeshi Kitano
Jean Pierre Melville
Walter Hill
William Friedkin
Brian De Palma
John Woo
Jonnie To
Takeshi Miike
 
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MASTERS OF THE GENRE:

-Alfred Hitchcock
-Roman Polanski
-Brian De Palma
-David Fincher
-Christopher Nolan
-M.Night Shylaman
-Adrian Lyne
-David Cronnenberg
-David Lynch
 
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The THIN LINE between COPS and CRIMINALS

Cops and criminals are very similar with each other.That has become a sort of clichee in cinema but it's one of the rare examples of a cliche that's actually true and perhaps unavoidable.Take poor and crime stricken neighbourhoods in every city of the world.People from those places basically have two choices in life:to become cops or criminals.Besides that cops share same characteristics with criminals:both have dangerous jobs,both have to deal with violence,both need to use agression and force to get what they want.You can't imagine a wimpy,scruffy and skinny guy catching a serial killer or taking down a drug trafficking operation."I want to help people" is the answer most cops tell when they're asked why did they become cops but the real answers are because they seek respect and power,because they can either use their agression as a cop or as a criminal.The greatest criminals are those with sociopathic tendencies.So are cops.Not all characteritics of a sociopath are negative.Cops/criminals with sociopathic tendencies are confident,intelligent,fearless and are ready to get themselves involved in dangerous,life threating situations.Recent statistics show that most sociopaths can be found in such jobs as criminals,cops,soldiers,doctors,lawyers and politicians.All of these jobs seek traits like confidence,fearlessnes and people who can handle danger and stress well.I found that pretty disturbing,do you?
 
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Films in which the delineation of the central character's personality is more important than the plot.
 
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-from Best to Worst
 
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Films that depict the lives of people in the military and portray the horrors of war on the battleground and warfare.
You won't find movies like Schindler's List and Empire of the Sun here because they put their focus on the impact of war on civilians and people unconnected with the military.
 
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-Film Noir and Neo Noir
 
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I keep hearing that the western genre is deceased and that Unforgiven has been the last jewel of the genre.I couldn't disagree more.Certanly,Unforgiven revived the genre and broke all the of the Wild West myths and stereotypes but post-Unforgiven films are the finest examples of the western genre primarly because of the complexity brought to the character and story development.

The list includes movies from 1980-present
 
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Television has become far superior than cinema.TV writers,especially writers on cable television have the liberty to show stuff like sex scenes,curse words and violence.Besides that TV writers and directors have more time to establish the plot,character development and the relationships between characters.Thanks to shows like The Sopranos,The Wire and Breaking Bad are reasons why television is now viewed as an art form,same like cinema,literature and music.
 
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Horror comedies included
 
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The list of once heavyweight Hollywood superstars whose career suddenly went downhill.
 
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"Tarantinian"-a crime subgenre with the styles and themes similar to movies made by Quentin Tarantino.

Characteristics:
-dark humor
-long dialogues
-quirky characters
-extreme violence
-memorable music
-unconvential storytelling device
 
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Martial arts films can be divided into two subcategories -the wuxia period film,and the more modern Kung fu films (best epitomized in the films of Bruce Lee).
 
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French Action Cinema is a specific subgenre of action films in french production which combines elements from Hollywood action flicks,kung fu movies,french crime films and comedy.It was established by Luc Besson in 1990 with his breaktrough film La Femme Nikita.Due to the huge success of the films,Besson got attention from Holywood so his company started to produce more expensive movies with more serious storylines in english language with Holywood stars like Jason Statham,Liam Neeson,John Travolta,Salma Hayek,Penelope Cruz,Morgan Freeman,Jet Li,Bob Hoskins etc in order to attract international audience.
 
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They are not heroes but they aren't villains either.They are somewhere in between.The cinema gave us intruiging and brilliantly portrayed antiheroes.However there hadn't been antiheroes as complex as those portrayed in TV series during the last 10,15 years.Why do we love them so much?Why do we still root for them after they commit morally questionable acts?
 
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Guys you don't want to *beep* with.
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Giallo films are generally characterized as gruesome murder-mystery thrillers that combine the suspense elements of a Hitchcock film with scenes of shocking horror featuring excessive bloodletting, stylish camerawork, and often jarring musical arrangements.

-The giallo film genre proved to be a major influence on the later slasher film genre.
 
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Scientists claim that younger generations are much taller then their acnestors.However today's Hollywood superstars like Tom Crusie,Mark Wahlberg and Robert Downey Jr. are dwarfs when compared with old school actors like Gene Hackman,Clint Eastwood and Sean Connery or even with their colleagues from Hollywood's Golden Age like Gregory Peck,John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart.
 
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Directors who inspire me
 
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NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY is a term coined by Artforum critic James Quandt for a collection of transgressive films by French directors at the turn of the 21st century.
films belonging to the New French Extremity exhibit traits representative of a wide range of horror sub-genres—including slashers, revenge films and home-invasion Films—the body horror sub-genre has been particularly influential.While films associated with the New French Extremity are unified by their transgressive content, critics and scholars have also highlighted their tendency to incorporate social and political themes
 
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ICONS:
Boris Karloff
Bela Lugosi
Vincent Price
Christopher Lee
Val Lewton
 
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Examples of disturbing mother-son relationships
 
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These actors are one of the best.They're highly respected but they have never met the superstar fame or titles as "one of the best in history" or "best of their generation" like for example Robert DeNiro and Jack Nicholson or their younger colleagues Johnny Depp and Leo DiCaprio.Younger audiences are not very familiar with their work but they know them from their supporting roles in big budget blockbuster films.
 
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-A slasher film is a subgenre of horror film, and at times thriller, typically involving a mysterious psychopathic killer stalking and killing a sequence of victims usually in a graphically violent manner, often with a cutting tool such as a knife or axe.

-Slasher films can be split into two distinct sub-types: one type in which the killer's identity is known from the outset and he is shown overtly (albeit sometimes in a mask), and one in which the killer's identity is not known and which employ a whodunnit angle, often with a twist at the end.
 
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