The Story of The Fifth Element: The Adventure and Discovery of a Film



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Highly rare and sought after, the art and making of Luc Besson's The Fifth Element.

Luc Besson wrote the text of this book, including a diary of the 21 weeks of production, profusely illustrated with behind the scenes photographs.

Also in this book:

80 pages of "The Art of The Fifth Element" featuring Mezieres and Moebius art and interviews
Costume designer Jean-Paul Gaultier interview and 12 pages of color sketches
Production designer Dan Weil's production diary
A Glossary of the Leeloo language.

From the back cover:

The 23rd Century. In a strange and colorful universe, an unusual hero must race against time to find the Fifth Element, the only hope for mankind.

Find out what really happens behind the scenes of a science fiction blockbuster, in this unique look at the making of The Fifth Element, starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldinan, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker and Milla Jovovich. Week by week, Luc Besson describes, in his own words, the agonies and ecstasies he experienced, as a filmmaker, in bringing his script to the screen and beyond.

Luc Bessori's 20-year struggle to bring the story to the screen

His own week-by-week diary, illustrated with exclusive behind-the scenes photographs

The imagination of the sets, from Korben's New York apartment to the exotic resort Fhloston Paradise

The amazing vehicles, from the flying taxis to the space shuttle

Conceptual sketches and production art by comic masters, Jean-Claude Méziéres and Moebius

Costume designs by world-famous couturier Jean-Paul Gautier

Discover the fantastic world of the imagination that is: The Fifth Element.


Luc Besson

Condition & Attributes

Very Good+ (mild rubbing and flairing to corners, mild shelfwear, binding sound, interior pages flat)



Publishing Information

Titan Books

Physical Description

10.6 inches
10.6 inches
244 pages
over 500 color and black & white illustrations