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    Luc Besson: One of the Best French Directors

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    Luc Besson: One of the Best French Directors Thesis: Luc Besson is one of the best French Directors of this century. His works can either be viewed as mere action packed thrillers or the viewer can go in depth and question society and morality. Besson wishes to make the viewer question the importance of individualism, the role of each individual in society and whether the individual should follow the norms of society or follow his heart. Besson’s humor, sense of pathos and his reflections on life

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    Mise-en-scene, Cinematography and Sound in the Film Leon (Luc Besson) 1994 In the opening sequence of Leon, Besson uses a travelling aerial shot of a lake followed by a huge park, which is finally dominated by huge, cosmopolitan skyscrapers. The camera rests here to show the contrast in jungle and urban life. We then enter the urban city, where several travelling shots going through the streets are used giving an apparent sense of setting and location. The added use of non-diagetic sound

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    The Female Character in Besson's Films

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    Luc Besson, is a French film director, writer, and producer who has been involved with numerous films over the past 30 years in the industry. His films have varied throughout the years and he has brought his talents to the United States where he produced/directed many French-American films. Besson is known in the United States for being “a superior director of stylish, mayhemic, even soulful films like ‘La Femme Nikita’.” He has also produced a 2011 film titled “Colombiana” of which he co-produced

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    History in Film

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    director of Yo, la Peor de Todas (I, the Worst of All), embraces history and film in an attempt to bring enlightenment to the public. However, this movie has yet to infiltrate mainstream western culture in the United States or abroad. In contrast, Luc Besson, director of The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, manipulates the story of Joan of Arc to fit the demands of a culture that feeds on action-packed, blood-gushing movies. We will take a look at both these directors, the films, how the films present

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    Essay About Outcasts

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    regular life, shouldn’t be treated differently, even though they may seem out of the norm. The majority of people don’t understand why these outsiders do this. In the novel, The Chrysalids by John Wyndham and the film The Fifth Element directed by Luc Besson, are both outstanding examples of the three main arguments of the archetypal outcast. First, all outcasts have a different way of thinking, acting, and becoming stronger as they meet new challenges and people. Second, these types of people show

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    Saint Joan of Arc

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    Saint Joan of Arc Joan of Arc is a name that brings out many emotions. When her name is spoken it inspires hope, it strengthens courage; fosters anger, and it draws hatred. Joan of Arc was a name that was meant to be forgotten and wiped from existence, yet like her heart which did not burn in the fire, her memory has withstood the tests of time and she is respected today as one of the most amazing human beings who ever lived. Obviously, then, Joan has been translated to film, time and time again

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    credits start to roll on this high energy thriller. Taken premiered in France on February 27, 2008, with releases in the United Kingdom and United States following on September 26, 2008 and January 30, 2009, respectively. The film was produced by Luc Besson’s Europacorp and was filmed mostly in Paris. On its opening day in the U.S., the film grossed $9.4 million, and has garnered over $220 million worldwide (Taken, par. 17). The central character in this film is Bryan Mills, played by Liam Neeson

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    Revenge is the centerpiece of both the book True Grit and the film Leon: The Professional. True Grit’s main character is Mattie; Mattie’s father went into town and was shot and killed, and Mattie is shielded from becoming a serial killer. Contrasting, in Leon: The Professional, Mathilda’s family was also killed, but Mathilda becomes a cold blooded killer in the process. Both characters are bothered by their loved ones being killed. However, both characters show their utmost loyalty to avenge their

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    Luc Montagnier was born on August 18th, 1932 in Chabris, France to Antoine and Marianne Montagnier. He was very much adored by his mother, Marianne, who was a stay at home parent and was a housewife. Around age five Luc was in an unfortunate and horrible accident. While he was crossing a road he was struck by a speeding automobile. The accident left him in a coma for about two days and he was left with some permanent scars located on his face that are still visible to this day. During his

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    AIDS in the United States

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    isolated and identified. In 1983, through the combined efforts of the United States and France (laboratory of Robert Gallo at the National Institutes of Health and Professor Luc Montagnier of the Pasteur Institute, respectively), the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) isolation was achieved and the two nations shared the commendation. Luc Montagnier of the Pasteur Institute was recognized for the first isolation of the HIV virus and Robert Gallo of the National Institutes for Health was accredited with

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