Apr 7, 2015

F is for Fhloston

I'm still not entirely sure what Fhloston actually is, since the language is a little weird on wikipedia and wikia, but I'm pretty sure it's the planet that the Fhloston Paradise orbits around in The Fifth Element. (It was also a setting for the film when Besson first wrote it when he was 16.)

Floston Paradise in orbit around the planet Fhloston from the movie the Fifth Element.
Source - Flavorwire

That being said, no one in the movie actually sets foot on the planet. But hey, the space liner sharing it's name had some pretty cool fight scenes. And singing scenes.

I saw the Fifth Element post-heyday. That is, after it had been out a over ten years, in a film class during undergrad. Cuz, you know, I pretty much minored in science fiction. Sure, sure, my degree says 'global media studies' but I had two classes on digital media, one on superheroes and cyborgs, and another on sf literature. Not to mention those two creative writing classes....

That being said, I enjoyed this movie right away. I wouldn't say it's a favorite, but I can see why it has its own following (and was quite surprised to learn one of them way my neighbor's father.)

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  1. Fifth Element takes a little getting used to, but I love it as a movie, it's surreal, but I like the characters, they are well formed.
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    1. I love Ruby's character in the movie. He is especially well done I find.

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  2. I saw Fifth Element once - I can't remember anything at all about it. Must watch again, I'm sure we actually have it in the house!

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    1. If you can't remember anything, then for you it's probably not worth rewatching. XD Or at least, that's how I judge books. If I can't recall them, they must not have been very good.

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  3. Oh I just love Fifth Element. I saw it after its hey-day too but I adored it from the very first watch. I'm not ashamed to say it's one of my favourites.

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    1. I can't think of anyone who you bash you for saying this is a fav. It's loved by many.

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  4. The Fifth Element? I saw it years after it's release, I was shocked it was some kind of crazy sci-fi comedy or whatever, thought it was a serious movie.
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    1. A serious movie? With Bruce Willis?

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