Breakthrough role

breakthrough role , also known as a breakout role , [1] is a term in the film industry to describe the performance of an actor or actress in a performance which is a significant contributor to the development of their career and the beginning of critical recognition. A similar term, big break, indicate the occurrence for the performer, not the role itself. Such a moment in an actor’s career can often occur when they become more important. Often a breakthrough role is a significant increase in importance in the actor’s part in the film moving up from a minor character to a leading role, or a “high impact” role in a movie widespread recognition or popularity of the actor. [2]Martin Shingler defines a breakthrough performance as “which attracts the attention of film critics,” and “nominated for a major film award.” [3] Read more “Breakthrough role”

Box office bomb

In the motion picture industry , a ” box office bomb ” or ” box office flop ” is a film that is considered highly unsuccessful or unprofitable during its theatrical run, often following significant hype regarding its cost, production, or marketing efforts. [1] [2] Generally, any film for which the production and marketing costs exceed the combined revenue recovered after release is considered to have “bombed”. [3] Read more “Box office bomb”


blooper is a short sequence of a film or video production, usually a deleted scene, containing a mistake made by a member of the cast or crew. It also refers to an error made during a live radio or TV broadcast or news report, usually in the form of misspoken words or technical errors. The term blooper was popularized in the 1950s in a series of record albums entitled Pardon My Blooper , in which the definition of a blooper is thus given by the record series’ narrator: “Unintended indiscretions before microphone and camera.” Read more “Blooper”

Blockbuster (entertainment)

The term blockbuster was originally defined by a large audience response. After a while to a high-budget production at mass markets, with associated merchandising, on which the financial fortunes of a film studio or a distributor depended. It was defined by its production budget and marketing effort rather than its success and popularity, and was essentially a tag that a movie’s marketing itself. Read more “Blockbuster (entertainment)”

Black and white hat symbolism in film

In United States films of the Western genre between the 1920s and the 1940s, white hats were often worn by heroes and black hats by villains to symbolize the contrast in good versus evil. [1] The 1903 short movie The Great Train Robbery was the first to apply this convention. [2] Two exceptions to the convention Were portrayals by William Boyd (active 1918-1954), Who wore dark clothing as Hopalong Cassidy , and Robert Taylor ‘s portrayal in the movie The Law and Jake Wade (1958). [1] Read more “Black and white hat symbolism in film”