Friday, November 30, 2012

First Post: Morality of Hyams

In John Hyams' films, unlike in any other contemporary action directors' films, violence does not occur  in a void. There is no clear, separate space, no clean place for men to tear each other to shreds. In Hyams, there is the real world, humanity, morality. The horrifying confrontation of banality and complete savagery. The first truly new "action filmmaker", the first of the 21st Century.