Everyone goes to the cinema or watches movies at home. Most people watch movies almost every day, and they have become such a popular pastime, that there is an entire industry based on movie making. Within this industry, people are always trying to make films which would become blockbusters.
Basically, a blockbuster movie is a movie that becomes very popular with regards to production. This scheme sometimes also applies to films which were made with a considerably low budget, but which are so great that the public and the critics enjoy it and exceed the expectations of everyone by helping its producers become rich.
Some of the movies which succeeded to have such a major impact on the audience were Hidden Dragon, Rush Hour (starring Jackie Chan)Fried Green Tomatoes, Crouching Tiger, The Blair Witch Project, The Rugrats Movie and many others.
The period between 1975 and 1985 was the period when the concept of Blockbuster hits increased in popularity; it was a time of great publicity campaigns and promoting Blockbusters which used special technologies and innovative special effects.
The most enlightening example of such a Blockbuster hit was the movie Jaw (1975) by Steven Spielberg, which illustrates perfectly that type of film making. George Jucas Star Wars (1977) is another mega hit which illustrates the concept of Blockbuster. This movie used traditional elements of movie making, in combination with modern techniques which have since then become classical for Spielberg movies, and for this genre of films in general.
This was one of the most important phases in American film making history, which helped American movies become so popular all over the world; nowadays, the action movies, science fiction and fantasy movies America makes are popular and everyone is watching them; there is even a mania all over the world with regards to this kind of movies.
Hollywood Blockbusters manage to impose themselves on the market mainly because of the techniques used in making the respective film. While the story is not in the foreground, as special effects are predominant, this still doesn’t mean that the plot can be thin. People enjoy everything about a movie, including the story, and the story of a Hollywood Blockbuster is as important as the story for any other movie.
One of the most important Hollywood technique that makes movies so popular is the so called double track line, which basically means that the movie has a story line and an action line, which are distinct, giving the film a personal story and a case which needs to be solved. A so called character line would be the development of a character that is important in a certain movie, as we can watch them grow and develop during the movie. click here to get the list of all new movies coming out in Hollywood.