🎬 And... ACTION! #5: Luc Besson

Lynne Ramsay flies into 1st place!

Pos. Director Score 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Lynne Ramsay 3.84 You Were Never Really Here We Need to Talk About Kevin Morvern Callar
2 Christopher Nolan 3.41 Memento The Prestige The Dark Knight
3 Ridley Scott 3.40 Alien Blade Runner Thelma and Louise
4 Joel Schumacher 2.22 Falling Down The Lost Boys Phone Booth

Today, Luc Besson.


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  • L’Avant Dernier
  • Le Dernier Combat
  • Subway
  • The Big Blue
  • La Femme Nikita
  • Atlantis
  • Leon: The Professional
  • The Fifth Element
  • The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
  • Angel-A
  • Arthur and the Invisibles
  • Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec
  • Arthur 3
  • The Lady
  • The Family
  • Lucy
  • Save Kids Lives
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • Anna

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Only seen two of his films. Both quite incredible although I’m not sure The Fifth Element stands up too much. Leon I am presuming still does as where it was problematic it was intentionally so to be provocative?

Anyway, gonna give him a 3 as two films is too few to go all out on I guess.

I’ve not seen any of his films in ages. Think I’ve only seen three.

The Fifth Element - Liked it, have a feeling it’d be a bad watch now
Angel-A - seem to remember really liking it but can’t remember anything about it other than a scene with a bridge
Leon - ADORED IT but haven’t seen it in maybe 10 years, might not now and just keep da memories

Hard to judge for me personally. Maybe 3?

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oh fuck I fucking missed the Lynne Ramsay one :sob:

Didn’t realise some of these are by the same guy. They’re all exciting but then hmmm in their own ways, and that’s really all I can say about him. 1? 5?

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actually I guess it makes sense that Nikita and Leon’s by the same guy. Fifth element though gee whizz

Fifth Element was one of those films that we watched at school lots, for some reason. The other was Dante’s Peak. Haven’t seen either since and it’d surely be a bad idea to do so.

Probably a thread in that


Great visual stylist, terrible storyteller. A generous three maybe?

I like his SF - Fifth Element is very fun, and Valerian is brilliant apart from any bit where a character is speaking. I was a big fan of Adèle Blanc-Sec (basically an early twentieth century French female Indiana Jones with the realism turned down), but it’s so long since I’ve seen Big Blue or Nikita that I don’t really remember much about them.

Weirdly, I think Fifth Element has aged pretty well - I like it more now than when it came out.

Maybe it’s because I’m more inclined to like a film purely for the visuals and design these days.


I seem to recall the element itself is pretty male gaze trope and so forth though, which is where I’d expect it to grind on me

Luc Besson

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Leon - decent, haven’t seen it in ages though.
Fifth Element - good fun
The Family - saw this recently and really enjoyed it.
Lucy - one of the shittest films I’ve ever seen. Utter tossycock.


Extraordinarily bad film maker

Do like how ‘One Size’ Fitz Hall is in the Fifth Element though



yeah he’s in the opening scene, playing someone kid called Aziz apparently

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There’s a brief explanation in here.

Appropriately enough for a discussion about films, it’s worth reading down to the bottom to note who wrote in to ask the question about deaf footballers

First one I’ve not seen a film by. ABSTAIN.