e.phemera: Biig Ba Da Boom

I watched The Fifth Element last night, for the first time in a long old while. I still like it. In fact, I think it’s improved with age. Here’s a theatrical trailer:

And here’s Milla Jovovich’s original audition allegedly, though it looks more like a make-up test to me:

Apparently her orange hair was a last minute decision.

And here’s the first part of The Making Of, which I haven’t watched yet, but will do so when I’ve done some writing:

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