Should Luc Besson make a sequel to the movie The Professional?
Too many sequels are already made in Hollywood. This is one story that should be left alone and I hope that Luc Besson is not talked into making a sequel. Matilda has accomplished her goal to get revenge for the death of her brother and that should be the end of the story.
How come Luc Besson hasn't helmed any new films? Is he tired of directing?
He only recently did Angel-a, a definetely fascinating black and white movie. As far as I know he has been producing a lot and did some animated(?) stuff. In an interview I recently saw on, I think, French/German culture channel Arte he said he was tired of making movies that required too much lead time. There's a new movie in post-production, though no follow-up to Leon (which I think is impossible - and, yes I agree, that is one of the best movies ever made).
Arthur and the Minimoys : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0344854/
from what I know, Luc is done directing films after Arthur.
But I understand he's still involved producing. His production company is
137 rue de Faubourg Saint Honoré,
75008 Paris, France.
fon: 33 1 53 83 03 03.
Their email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
web site: http://www.dogproductions.fr/
luc also has his own web site. It's http://www.luc-besson.com/
contact info for his lists: email@example.com
I'd try dog productions first. You may not get a response from him, but maybe an assistant. If you talk to him, tell him Karl from Chicago says "bonjour."
My favorite to date is Leon. It takes place in the States but it still has that European sensibility. I LOVE that film. Great performances by Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman. I also liked one of his latest. That Adele Blanc-sec adventure flick.
La Femme Nikita - 8
Taxi - 7
The Fifth Element - 7
Angel A - 7
Joan of Arc - 3
Leon - 9
The Dancer - 6
Bandidas - 5
Wasabi - 6
Taken - 8
The Transporter - 7
District 13 - 7
I like all of his films, but "Nikita", "Subway" and semi-autobiographical "The Big Blue" (a.k.a. "Le Grande Bleu") are amongst my favourites. If you see The Big Blue make sure it's the Version Longue. "The Transporter" is OK but definitely not one of his best and neither is "Assassin" which is a Hollywood remake of "Nikita" and is a pale shadow of the original.
If you want to see films which have inspired Luc Besson, try those by Bertrand Tavernier (especially "L627") and Francois Truffaut, and also the hilarious "Les Valseuses" by Bertrand Blier if you're not offended by nudity/sexual scenes.
"Taxi" & "Taxi 2" are daft fun and the first one was written by Luc Besson. The two later sequels are awful.
How do you think Luc Besson's style of French cinema has impacted upon Hollywood america ?
Point of No Return was a straight up rip off of La Femme Nikita.
The Professional and his other movies have been copied in other U.S. movies.
Just like Hong Kong action movies with Chow Yun Fat and Jackie Chan have been copied and poorly I might add by the U.S.
religious views of luc besson,director of the messenger: the story of joan of arc?
idk what his feelings are as a person but in the movie as a Director, Besson makes it clear that the she was simply mentally ill.
She is constantly on the verge of a nervous breakdown - is this a manifestation of her mental illness, or of her "burning for God"?