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Title The films of Luc Besson : master of spectacle / edited by Susan Hayward and Phil Powrie.

Published Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.430233092 BESS/ FILM    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-192) and index.
Includes filmography.
Contents 1. Three French neo-baroque directors : Beineix, Besson, Carax from Diva to Le Grand Bleu / Raphael Bassan -- 2. Du cote d'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 An unpublished interview with Luc Besson / Gerard Dastugue.
Summary "Luc Besson 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: master of spectacle brings together a selection of essays from an international team of scholars to explore Besson's work from a variety of critical perspectives."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Hayward, Susan, 1945-
Powrie, Phil.
Subject Besson, Luc -- Criticism and interpretation.
Motion picture producers and directors -- France.
ISBN 0719070287 (hardback)
9780719070280 (hardback)