Adventure film

As an adventure film is called a film in which the protagonists are in an eventful plot, sometimes with many scene changes, entangled. In general, the plot lines are reduced to a level so as to simplify the spectator to identify with the main character. In the foreground is not the development of the characters per se, but the development of inducing these events. With designs such as the struggle of the hero against evil or for the love of a woman, often associated with exotic locales, appeals the adventure film to the escapist needs of the audience and persecuted as a pure illusion Product less claims to be realistic.


Under the generic term adventure film, numerous subgenres classify, about the pirate movie ( The Crimson Pirate, Cutthroat, or Pirates of the Caribbean ), the knight movie ( Ivanhoe - The Black Knight, Robin Hood), the cloak-and -dagger film ( The mark of Zorro, the Man in the Iron Mask ), or antique or sandals movie ( Ben Hur, Spartacus, Gladiator ).


The Adventure continues the tradition of the adventure novel as it was coined by authors like Walter Scott, Daniel Defoe or Alexandre Dumas. For the pirate movie genre are the works of Rafael Sabatini an important influence dar. fictional characters such as Robin Hood or The Three Musketeers influenced the type of adventure movie hero as a positive connotation, energetic Swashbuckler ( " swashbuckler " ), which may override social conventions, but ultimately an environment characterized by noble ideals of honor code is subject.

Douglas Fairbanks played in the 1920s, a number of these heroic figures, of D' Artagnan to Zorro. In the sound film Errol Flynn occupied in films such as Robin Hood, King of the Vagabonds this type of role. More adventure hero of the film have included Tyrone Power ( The Black Swan, 1943), Burt Lancaster ( The Crimson Pirate, 1952) and Stewart Granger ( Scaramouche, the gallant Marquis, 1952). Adventure films benefited from the introduction of color film, because by the color of decor, equipment and costume to their value increased as the carrier elements of exoticism and fantasy.

The French cinema took over the embossed in the U.S. type of hero and continued his stars as Gérard Philipe ( Fanfan, the Hussar, 1952 ), Jean -Paul Belmondo ( Cartouche, the Bandit, 1961), Alain Delon and Jean Marais in now classic adventure films a. The nonchalance of the main characters, however, was increasingly called into question. Anti-hero like Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948 ) fail due to their love of adventure and solve it by personal disasters.

The genre experienced in the 1980s, a new birth. After George Lucas with Star Wars ( 1977) successfully situate an adventure film in the science fiction genre, Steven Spielberg mixed in the Indiana Jones films, the nostalgic elements of the classic adventure film with bits and pieces of the modern action film.