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Offline Funky Scarecrow

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec
« on: February 03, 2011, 11:28:10 AM »
Like adventure films? Enjoy Gallic comedy? Enthralled by tombs, mummies, mistresses of disguise and the spectacle of a pterodactyl terrorising the streets of Paris? Previously seen and enjoyed a Luc Besson film? Then THe Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec is the film for you, my friend. Hunt it out, even if you have to buy the French language version and use the not terribly well transcribed English subtitles. I promise you won't be disappointed.

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Re: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 03:52:37 PM »
Wow that looks like a trip!  What is it about?  Does everything at the museum come to life or something?

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Re: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 09:07:44 PM »
Set in 1912, it's about Adele Blanc-Sec, an adventurer and investigative journalist from Paris, and her quest to awaken an Egyptian mummy in order to help her catatonic sister. While adventuring in Egypt, an ancient pterodactyl egg hatches in a museum back home and the dinosaur begins wreaking havoc on Paris and the surrounding areas. Could these two things be connected? Adele must hurry to find out, as the police and the 'legendary' hunter they've hired to bring down the aeons old beast close in on the creature...

Now, I know that the description I gave makes it sound very much like a typical Hollywood blockbuster, but in fact it's one of the most charmingly bizarre adventure films you'll ever see, filled with dry wit, some touching emotional scenes, well judged physical comedy, some superb set pieces, gorgeous cinematography and a genuinely contagious sense of fun and the absurd. For set and costume geeks, it's also beautifully designed and outfitted.
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Offline missoularedhead

Re: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 02:54:40 PM »
I *LOVE* this movie!  Pretty much anything that Luc Besson touches is gold, but I'm hard pressed to choose between this and La Femme Nikita (not that BS hollywood crap with Brigitte Fonda, mind…the one with Annie Paillard) as my favorite of his.
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