Sometimes, I watch the movie and just pay close attention to the details in the music. No child has ever done these things in an effort to seem mature to adults. This style and large size writing and has been used to emphasise the title and place significance on it. The audience may then have expectations of what may happen next and hints whether the shot is an urban or suburban one. It obviously helps when your leading man has as much screen presence as Jean Reno.
Today I watched the film, Leon: The Professional. There's plenty to be explored around the character, and and have shown me that a great sequel can enhance the film it came from. She's horribly immature throughout the film. He even spends his last seconds of life ensuring that the man who killed her family and went after her, dies alongside him. As a dirty cop in this film he personifies evil, and it is a joy to watch him do his thing. Why set a film in such an iconic setting if you're only going to ignore it? Generally, yes, the majority of 12 year old girls unafflicted by the ills of society should continue to be as sheltered as they have been, but Mathilda was forced to mature early on and to learn some degree of self reliance, at least to her emotional well being and psychological survival of trauma. She was a 12 year old girl who had seen more as a child than a child should, and thought she was more grown up than she really was.
He made a brilliant sociopath, in direct contrast to Leon's anti- sociopath. Léon refuses, instead opening up about how he became a cleaner; when Léon was young in Italy, he was in love with a girl from a wealthy family. Sound: The soundtrack in the opening is overall calm and highly soft as it includes simple soft notes whilst the white credits appear over a black background. You can either go full on art-auteur-geek on it like i did above , or you can enjoy it as a very exciting character driven action drama. In the original cut of the film, the relationship between Léon and Mathilda is more complicated. The first time I saw Mathilda, I thought wow, that looks like a miniature version of her now, but once she starts acting, you forget that this is Natalie Portman of Star Wars, it becomes Mathilda, hitgirl.
He admits that taking lives has ruined his own, so why would he wish that upon her? A cut to an extreme close up shot of Benny smoking, however Benny is out of focus but the cigarette is in focus. This is without a doubt the greatest performance of this underrated actor's career, as the fun Oldman has with this role practically oozes out of the screen and infects anyone who watches him. The issue here is that this is essentially the premise for the movie. The thriller genre centres on injustice committed in society but solves these issues. But, he also gave her more than that. When her school calls to complain to the parent, Mathilda happens to sneer the phone, pretends she is the parents and tells the school she is dead. Even a guy who is fine with killing a room full of people isn't low enough to touch a 12 year-old.
If only they made more intelligent action movies, then they could contend with this film. It is a glorious film. And their fate plays out like those of many another couple on the lam, although with that 30-year age difference. But he showed her what he needed from her and she gave everything she had. Nabakov wasn't a pedophile and Lolita certainly isn't an endorsement of pedophilia. He treats murdering an entire family like a fun game, shoots at an old woman for not going back into her apartment, seems to take immense pleasure in the thought of murdering a twelve-year-old girl, and unnerves his lackeys by waving guns around them without any care for their safety. A lot of his playtime with Mathilda was childlike.
Does a film have to conform to a specific genre? There's no artificially imposed problems that create action scenes, everything comes out of the actions of Mathilda and Leon. This is not the type of film for a night in with your mates, but nevertheless, it is an unforgettable piece of cinematic history. Feel free to email me and join the Leon fan club on yahoo. It's a shame there are too few films of this calibre. In 2011, director told reporters that he and Besson used the script for Mathilda as the basis for , a film about a young cleaner played by.
Click on a plot link to find similar books! However, the viewer soon discovers he's very much a human - and a sad, lonely one at that, living a marginal life in a slum with only his plant for company. The performance delivered by then twelve-year old Natalie Portman as Mathilda is nothing short of brilliant. The way the climax has been written and presented, boy! I think it appears, though, to a very immature part of the male psyche. She knows what he does, and she wants in. Image courtesy of I believe Leon was subconsciously clinging to an image of himself as a child, with all the innocence that implies.
The fact that Leon is himself emotionally stunted and unsure of himself helped add to the tension, but he still sees her as a child and both characters eventually realize that what Mathilda really needs is a father figure, not a boyfriend. He is born into a world which discriminates against genetics, rather than religion, race or gender. Jean Reno and her fulfilled their roles so well. This film was absolutely amazing. Don't forget that even Steadfast characters can grow, which is what the majority of others seem to mean when they say a character changed. I also reflect on how some cultures to this day, consider 12 years of age, being the onset of menstrual development, as the beginning of womanhood. Timeless classic and among just the handful of movies you could watch indefinitely… No questions.
If you have a choice then go for the longer director's cut. Professor Dash was born in 1944 in Massachusetts, but he grew up in the Bronx of New York. The movie is in a horror and black humor style. It's funny to think it all started with a controversial French film that was written in a month. What I think is immature about her attempted hit on Stansfield is that she does it despite Leon's training and advice. If you really think Matilda is presented as an emotionally mature adult then you are just not watching the movie. God I wish it wasn't so hard to let this movie go and return back to my boring, normal life.
I think thrusting children into extraordinary circumstances is an interesting idea, but I don't feel the film made it clear enough that she was absolutely still a child. The only people around him are the ones that he's supposed to kill and the guy he works for who takes advantage of his money. Just as I've said before - I think it's pretty clear that this movie is about love, personal growth and relationships. At the same time, the viewer is introduced to Mathilda, the young neighbor girl who lives next door - who also lives a sad, lonely and miserable life. Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and the Dieffenbachia realize the story so frankly and straightforward that the brilliance of the story completely blends into the authenticity of the impression. Again, I apologize but I'm actually in the midst of writing an essay about this movie right now so I'm kind of in the zone, lol.