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The Action Cinemarathon

I'd like to go on an Action Cinemarathon.  My goal is to watch every movie recommended in each article in the very excellent ongoing column on action film history written by Tom Breihan over at AVClub :   A History of Violence With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to whatever Vin Diesel’s doing this very minute. In his first article, titled " Action cinema begins with Steve McQueen and one incredible car chase " Breihan identifies 1968's  Bullitt  as his starting point for action cinema. Other noteworthy mentions from the article include Coogan's Bluff , western  Once Upon A Time in The West , and war movies The Green Berets , Ice Station Zebra , Where Eagles Dare .  Already you can see that this is going to be a tremendous list. I'm going to watch all of them, chunked out by article or year of release. One movie a week would be nice, and I think achievab