Three hours to make everything up. Make-up, dress, everything. Three hours preparation every day.
I think each actor has to do his private dreams about the character. I felt she was sad about the human being. She was….disappointed. She was giving the love, maybe because she didn’t have for her…I don’t know. I felt like sad character. The Blue was a…I don’t know it means a lot for me.
I give so many time, so many energy into this character, that when I discover the movie with the scene that he (Luc Besson) choose, I was a bit disappointed because it goes too fast. When I saw the movie I thought “Oh, the people are not going to see me. They are not gonna see my work. Maybe they don’t know how much time I spent for the character.” Then I saw on the internet so many sites about the Diva. “Is she strange? Because the movie doesn’t give any attention of the character.” That’s why I was so impressed when you asked me to do an interview about my character. - Maïwenn discussing her role as the Diva Plavalaguna
The Ultimate Edition of The Fifth Element includes the entire opera sequence that was shot against a green screen.
Life, which you so nobly serve, comes from destruction, disorder and chaos. Now take this empty glass. Here it is: peaceful, serene, boring. But if it is destroyed, look at all these little things! So busy now! Notice how each one is useful. A lovely ballet ensues, so full of form and color.
Here are reasons why you should love my favorite sci-fi movie of all time.
It’s fucking funny.
The world is unique and interesting to look at.
The story is simple and fun.
Here are more reasons:
Our hero is genuinely kind-hearted and non-judgmental, only giving people a hard time who’ve done so to him in the past, or who irritate him.
The most effeminate, emasculated character in the movie is an unquestioned sex symbol.
We are given a kick-ass female character who isn’t presented as some emotionless, back stabbing black sheep. (not a mark against Black Widow - I love Nat to death, but you don’t HAVE to be hard to be a hard ass)
The two most important characters - Leeloo and the diva - are women.
Only when the female character - someone who throughout the movie had been labeled as a weapon, a thing, a possession of man kind - is acknowledged as a person with vulnerabilities and deserving of love is the world saved.
People of color are absolutely littered throughout the movie.
When the “perfect being” is revealed to be a woman, nothing about her responsibilities or respect from Vito changes.
On the surface, the women of FE are dressed in Play Boy style uniforms. As it continues, female characters - even in the background, start to become less like props and more grounded, fully fleshed characters.
Here are some reasons not to like it.
It’s just not your thing.
The president is a bad actor and probably has no actual name other than “Mr. President."