is action, drama,
imitating real life. The action of a film is usually depicted
by a plot.
Usually it deals with the
protagonist or the hero of the film striving towards a
goal, the resolution of the film. A character called antagonist
hinders the protagonist's action. The action in the film results
from this conflict
between the protagonist and the antagonist.
Field has remarked, "Action is character". This
means that the action of the film is realized through the
characters, between them and within them, so the characters
must be active or capable of action.
is important what the characters do in the film, not what
they speak or say. The viewer assesses the characters of the
film based on the actions, the activity. That is why we can
feel sympathetic even towards a ruthless killer, when he helps
a small, helpless orphan girl, as is the case in Tena's 'Saattajat'.
Tena: Saattajat (in Finnish) [www.cinergia.com/Saatscript.htm]