Who has never watched Rocky or Terminator? In the 80s and early 90s, action films were big hits, and we all remember famous scenes and lines. Industry players and experts, speak of the ...
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At a time when tributes to it are on the rise - the Yale University library has just opened a VHS department - this is the history of the VHS, a globalized medium. The entertaining portrait... See full summary »
Ray D. Glasser,
In the final fifteen years of the life of legendary director Orson Welles he pins his Hollywood comeback hopes on a film, The Other Side of the Wind, in itself a film about an aging film director trying to finish his last great movie.
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A French anthropologist specializing in nomadic groups moves to Los Angeles with his wife, and starts following a group of sinister street punks who seem to live and move around in a black van. But they aren't what they seem.
Anna Maria Monticelli
Who has never watched Rocky or Terminator? In the 80s and early 90s, action films were big hits, and we all remember famous scenes and lines. Industry players and experts, speak of the golden age of the genre, by highlighting the socio-political context it was thriving in. Like it or not, these «so bad it's good» movies have marked the history of cinema. This documentary pays homage to the biggest roles of our favorite beefy actors. It sheds light on the behind the scenes, pointing to the reasons of their huge success. Throughout archives and interviews we also get to know the point of view of Chuck Norris, Schwarzenegger and Stallone among others. Here come the tough guys with big guns.
It is with great reluctance that I post a negative review, but I don't understand why this was made. It isn't feature length. It really doesn't have any substantive interviews. It is about 50 minutes with a few brief interviews from unknowns not really going into any substance, but just a very rough, very brief explanation of why the 80s were the glory days for action movie stars. I've seen better interviews just on web series, that aren't packaged as documentaries.
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