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What's your favorite film by Luc Besson?

haven't seen any
1 (2.9%)
don't like any
1 (2.9%)
L'avant dernier
0 (0%)
Le dernier combat
0 (0%)
Subway
0 (0%)
The Big Blue
1 (2.9%)
La Femme Nikita
0 (0%)
Atlantis
0 (0%)
Leon: The Professional
20 (57.1%)
The Fifth Element
11 (31.4%)
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
0 (0%)
Angel-A
0 (0%)
Arthur and the Invisibles
0 (0%)
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
0 (0%)
Adèle and the Secret of the Mummy
0 (0%)
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds
0 (0%)
The Lady
0 (0%)
The Family
0 (0%)
Lucy
1 (2.9%)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 35

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Re: Besson, Luc - Director's Best
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2012, 04:13:55 AM »
"BRING EVERYONE!!"

Haven't done this one. The Fifth Element continues to grow in my estimation. I would have put Leon first previously. The big blue thing singing opera should be enough to nail it to people's hearts, but Oldman being followed around by Tricky is a wonderful bizarre double-act.

1. The Fifth Element
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3. Nikita
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Re: Besson, Luc - Director's Best
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2012, 09:27:14 AM »
Really happy, though more than a little surprised, to see you're a fan.

Why?

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Re: Besson, Luc - Director's Best
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2014, 09:37:34 PM »
The Fifth Element: 8/10
Lucy: 5/10
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Re: Besson, Luc - Director's Best
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2014, 06:49:21 AM »
Leon: The Professional, just pips The Fifth Element. Both are great.

La Femme Nikita is good

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Re: Besson, Luc - Director's Best
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2014, 02:14:52 AM »
Probably The Big Blue, haven't seen any of his more recent films though.
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Re: Besson, Luc - Director's Best
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2014, 12:13:38 AM »
Lucy
* 1/2

It's amazing to see how Luc Besson has gone from talented amateur to essential visionary to ramshackle hack. The first half is a handful of lengthy sequences photographed with no enthusiasm - he used to be so daring with his camera placement - intercut with Morgan Freeman lecturing, shots of human primates and a criminal amount of stock footage. What's disappointing here is the unusual mixture doesn't feed any artistic hunger. It's just a frustrating structural mess, taking the worst aspect of a film like this, the pseudo-psychobabble, and extending it so that Lucy's transformation must wait for each of these scenes to complete. Those of you who had problems with the "10% of our brain" thing, that's only the tip of the script's fairytale philosophy.

Scarlett Johansson hits a lot of the same notes that she does in Under the Skin. Who knew that the curious study of humanity was such a natural fit for her? Apologies for the obscure reference, but with its fits of hysterics and bizarre leaps into increased levels of crazy, Lucy is like Under the Skin produced by Besson and directed by Andrzej Zulawski if he were given the budget for car crashes and fight scenes like this...


Unfortunately, even these bizarre pleasures are fleeting. The finale is wholly unsatisfying. Besson takes his idea too far, going from a nonsensical drug trip to an abrupt ending instead of having any payoff for the story or the characters.

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Re: Besson, Luc - Director's Best
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2014, 08:04:54 AM »
That's the sense I got from the trailer. Seems like I'll continue to ignore the existence of this film.

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Re: Besson, Luc - Director's Best
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2015, 10:50:53 PM »
The Professional  (5/5)
Lucy  4/5
Le Femme Nikita 3.5/5
The Fifth Element 3/5
Arthur and the Invisibles 3/5
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Re: Besson, Luc - Director's Best
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2015, 08:45:51 AM »
The Fifth Element
La Femme Nikita
Leon: The Professional

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Re: Besson, Luc - Director's Best
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2015, 07:58:28 AM »
Léon The Profesional
The Fifth Element
Lucy
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