Tuesday, 17 July 2007

The Big Blue

Dir: Luc Besson
France/USA/Italy, 1988

This is the first film I saw directed by Luc Besson, one of my favourite directors and most likely the first film I saw with Jean Reno in it. I think I watched it on First Choice one afternoon when I was sick. It was quirky, it was French, I had no idea what it was about... I loved it. It showed people with a different perspective & value and how someone else may place an high level of importance on something you never would think of. Some things are almost in the vein of magical realism, but I believed it. I think that is why I liked it so much. I believed it could be true, even if it was meant to be fiction or ambiguous.

Fair warning: watching it more recently the music is *very* 80's pop-like.

This film is included as part of The most influential films to me list.

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