The Fifth Element
What: Bruce Willis helps Leeloo Dallas Multipass save the world.
Directed by: Luc Besson
Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Chris Tucker, Ian Holm
Recommended and Related Media
The Divine Language
A site documenting the pretty neat project that is the “divine language” spoken by Leeloo in the film. The story behind it, lots of materials from Luc Besson, and dictionaries in either direction.
Check it out DivineLanguage.com
Affordances and Constraints in the Fifth Element by Chris Noessel
Chris Noessel, upcoming guest co-host and interface design expert, made a cool video a while ago on the user interfaces in the film. Really worth a watch for a hint of the sort of thing we’ll talk about when he’s on. 🙂
Watch it Vimeo
90s, Leeloo’s thermal tape, awesome hair.
Space turtles, space orcs, space squids, space humans. Archeology and ancient mythology. Chamber design.
The possible nature of the evil space-mass. Zorg’s motivations. Broken window fallacy.
200 Billion Citizens
Overpopulation. Governance over interstellar distances. Real-time FTL space comms. Space wizards. Space borders.
3d printing skeletons. Genetic design and genetic data storage.
Sufficiently advanced technology indistinguishable from magic. Good and bad places to smuggle 20 pounds of stone. “Space opera.” Impossible series of vocal notes. Saved by love, or something.
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