Action Codes and Conventions

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    • Dominant representation of male/female action hreo
    • Protagonist usually a 'normal' guy who discovers a talent
    • The hero is helped by a team of innocent characters
    • Chase sequences
    • Stereotypical world locations e.eg New York
    • Humorous dialogue
    • Always lots of energy
    • Clear binary oppositions
    • Plot twist
    • One long quest
    • On adventures - evil will get there first
    • Romantic sub-plot
    • Uses of close ups and establishing shots

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