What a dream come true, I just had a one to one chat with Luc Besson on the influences of anime, bande-desinee and manga to his films, France and US culture - after his talk at LucasFilm. Shaking in my boots! What an incredible mind.
He attributed his ability to move between the
roles of Directing and Producing to the natural ease we all have to
being a Father, Son, Brother and Husband, all in a single day.
He discribed his personal way of returning to his well of creativity
akin to imagining you only have 4 bullets left in your gun... You can't
waste one bullet for anything except the film that you really want to
What struck me the hardest was how he descibed his love
of film being akin to 'meeting somone'. 'You just cant stop thinking
about that girl'. That is deep seeded and that one is not totally in
control of that passion anyway. That is very much how I feel about
writing and storytelling.
Just a fantastic and inspirational talk.