Film: Les aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec
23/03/2011 § 2 Comments
I have long been a fan of filmmaker Luc Besson, and from what I can tell, his latest film, “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec,” looks destined to be a new favorite. In the years before WWI, Adèle, a fiesty Parisian writer-turned-journalist, encounters some outrageous matters of the occult — namely, the hatching of a petrified pterodactyl and the revival of a mummy — and amazing escapades ensue. Based on a Franco-Belgian series of comics by Jacques Tardi, the film was released in France last year and will soon be released in the UK — no word yet on any US release dates, but I will keep an eye out for us, d’accord!
The official site for the film is quite beautiful. It’s definitely worth a bit of clicking about. If the film carries the same attention to production detail that is evident on the site — and that I very much appreciated in Besson’s futuristic Fifth Element — I’m assured to enjoy it. Of course, I’m most excited about the costume design. Set in Paris in 1912, it is one of my favorite eras for women’s clothing. From safari wear, to beautiful hats, to can-can dresses, so much to see and love.