The Essays on Luc Besson

The Essays on Luc Besson

by Susan Hayward
     
 


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… See more details below

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range from looking at costume design to musical scores, and the final chapter offers a transcript of a previously unpublished interview with the man himself.

He is the only French director to have crossed over successfully during the 1990s into the blockbuster spectacular we associate with Hollywood cinema and yet this is only the second book in English on this major international director. 'The films of Luc Besson' will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the career and films of the 'master of spectacle'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719070297
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2009
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Hayward is the Established Chair of French at Exeter University where she is the Director of the Department of Film Studies

Phil Powrie is Professor of French Cultural Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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