Chaos cinema reigns in modern action movies. Considering the effect of jumpy camerawork and hectic editing on audiences of action.

by Peter D. Marshall

by Matt Singer.

indieWIRE’s Press Play blog has a must-watch 2-part video series this week entitled “Chaos Cinema: The Decline and Fall of Action Filmmaking” by Matthias Stork. In it, Stork uses extensive clips from movies past and present to argue that action films have fallen on hard times as a result of their trend toward what he calls “chaos cinema,” a style recognizable for its hyperquick cutting and hypershaky camerawork.

Here’s Stork’s video essay in full.

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