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« on: April 13, 2003, 01:41:24 PM »
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any thoughts?  opinions?
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2003, 02:01:17 PM »
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i like nikita and his older stuff, leon too of course... but has anyone seen the transporter? it looks pretty crappy

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2003, 02:07:49 PM »
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How about The Messenger? I thought it was visually amazing, but not well put together.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2003, 02:15:35 PM »
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reasons why sphinx enjoyed the messenger

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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2003, 02:19:15 PM »
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I thought Malkovich was terrible in the Messenger.  Very nice visually though
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2003, 03:47:45 PM »
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yeah, besson is a great visual director. fifth element is one of my favorites. it's good for it's mindless fun, it's humor, and it's beautiful photography. not to mention a nekkit milla.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2003, 04:30:59 PM »
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amen to all that. i didnt think the messanger was that bad. i found it.... "okay"

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2003, 07:09:45 PM »
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I've liked some of his films, but the one discernable thing about him as a director that really seems to be most obvious is just his existence as a visual director and bringing a certain visual identity to each film he does. Fine and dandy but when you don't have grounds on a good story, like the case was with many of his films, it becomes very bad. Sam Peckinpah seems best to compare in this case, where he was known simply for the identity of a highly realized visual violence in his films that was influential for the 1970s.

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2003, 07:47:01 PM »
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I think La Femme Nikita is pretty good, but Leon is awesome...it used to be one of my all time favorites, actually. And Fifth Element, aside from being visually stunning and having Milla Jovovich fully and partially naked for most of the running time (sorry, don't mean to be sexist, but she's cute), is the closest any film has come to capturing that old serial spirit since Indiana Jones.

I've seen all of Besson's films except for Les Dernier Combat (or whatever it's called) and that underwater film...not The Big Blue, the other one that no one's ever heard of. Anyway, I used to love him, but The Messenger was the biggest disappointment of 99. It was almost so great, and it should have been incredible considering that Besson is so fond of films about female empowerment. But it fell flat dramatically and left a really bad aftertase. Since then, he's just done rather unexciting action film writing/producing. I heard he was really discouraged about the reaction to The Messenger.

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2003, 11:58:15 PM »
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Quote from: cecil b. demented
has anyone seen the transporter? it looks pretty crappy


Piece of shit. Only one good fight. But Besson only wrote and produced, same as the other piece of shit "Kiss Of The Dragon".
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2003, 02:55:33 PM »
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the underwater one that no one knows....
it's called atlantis.
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2003, 05:59:41 PM »
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mia jovacich(sp?) is one sexy kitten -- but once she opens her mouth, its all down hill...
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2003, 12:50:12 PM »
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liked nikita, professional, and dernier combat.....dernier combat is a great film..not a word of dialog in the whole thing.

5th element was fun and messenger was almost there...but was quite dissapointing because it was so close and yet missed the mark.

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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2003, 12:55:48 PM »
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Based on The Big Blue, I hate Luc Besson.

The Fifth Element had some things that looked technically pretty difficult to pull off, but as far as the "look" of the film- bad Sci-Fi Channel, anyone? Too slick for me.

I have not seen La Femme Nikita or Leon, both of which I'm more than willing to give a fair shake, but I can't make them priorities since, based on the Besson I have seen, they seem likely to be disappointing or even infuriating.
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2003, 01:02:34 PM »
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Godardian,
Even in the eyes of someone critical of Besson's work, don't let those two films sway your opinion of the two you mentioned. They should be seen and even if I had problems with one of them, they still go for something admirable.

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