A Modern Staging of the Eternal Return

The Fifth Element

There is no complicated metaphysics staged in The Fifth Element. It is actually a concept we immediately relate to, which is perhaps why the movie was so popular from the very beginning. Every five millennia or so, the world comes to a point where the mysterious Fifth Element must be ushered in on Earth in […]

The Classical Joke

Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg

When asked about the fantastic world of The Fifth Element and how it came into existence, Luc Besson said that he started writing the screenplay when he was 16 years of age. So it makes sense seeing all those 23rd century futuristic ideas and concepts – there is nothing more creative than a bored teenager. […]