The films of Luc Besson : master of spectacle

edited by Susan Hayward and Phil Powrie

This fascinating collection looks at the career and films of Luc Besson, one of the most acclaimed figures in international cinema. Contributions have been assembled from all over the world, and their different approaches reflect this geographical diversity. Films covered range from Besson's first feature, "La Dernier Combat", to the international blockbusters "The Fifth Element" and "Joan of Arc". The essays range from looking at costume design to musical scores, and the final chapter offers a transcript of a previously unpublished interview with the man himself. This will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the career and films of the 'master of spectacle'.

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  • Introduction - Susan Hayward and Phil Powrie
  • 1. Three neo-baroque directors - Raphael Bassan
  • 2. Du cote de Europa, via Asia: the post-Hollywood Besson - Rosanna Maule
  • 3. Musical narration in the films of Luc Besson - Gerard Dastugue
  • 4. Hearing Besson: the music of Eric Serra in the films of Luc Besson - Mark Brownrigg
  • 5. Of suits and men in the films of Luc Besson - Phil Powrie
  • 6. From Rags to Riches: Le Dernier combat and Le Cinquieme element - Susan Hayward
  • 7. The sinking of the self: Freudian hydraulic patterns in Le Grand bleu - Laurent Jullier
  • 8. Imprisoned freedoms: space and identity in Subway and Nikita - Mark Orme
  • 9. Nikita: consumer culture's killer instinct and the imperial imperative - Hilary Ann Radner
  • 10. Leon and the cloacal labyrinth - Phil Powrie
  • 11. Jeanne d'Arc: high epic style and politicising camp - Susan Hayward
  • 12. An unpublished interview with Luc Besson - Gerard Dastugue Filmography
  • Select bibliography.

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書名 The films of Luc Besson : master of spectacle
著作者等 Hayward, Susan
Powrie, Phil
出版元 Manchester University Press;Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave
刊行年月 2006
ページ数 ix, 197 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780719070280
NCID BA81486092
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス