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range from looking at costume design to musical scores, and the final chapter offers a transcript of a previously unpublished interview with the man himself.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'.