Hello, Kristy here! It’s so lovely to be able to write for +5 Charisma again! My co-coordinator Regan already posted earlier this month to introduce you to the films we’d be watching! Be sure to join the discussion on the forums or find us on Twitter (@IggleFlicks).

This month we celebrated Super Villains as part of the IGGPPC Theme as well as International Space Day on May 1st. Thanks to everyone who voted, we had some great films to watch! As much as I love watching movies, I also love fun facts and trivia! So I wanted to share some interesting things about each of the films. You never know when it will come in handy!

Maleficent

Maleficent (2014)

  • Maleficent made her first on screen appearance in 1959 in Disney’s animated Sleeping Beauty
  • The horns for Angelina Jolie’s costume were designed by artisans specializing in fetishware
  • Angelina Jolie had to wear several versions of the horns to avoid injury due to the weight of the horns
  • The contacts worn by Angelina Jolie were based off goat eyes which have horizontal pupils
  • The look for Maleficent was inspired by Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’, especially those cheek bones!

The Fifth Element

 

The Fifth Element (1997)

  • This movie is one of the largest European productions of all times. Its budget was $80 million but made about $263 million
  • Luc Besson originally wrote The Fifth Element when he was still in high school
  • Leeloo’s language was also invented by Luc Besson. Milla Jovovich, already fluid in 4 languages, picked up the language pretty quickly. She was able to help Besson refine it and by the end of filming, the pair were able to carry on full conversations
  • The scene with the explosion in the Fholston Main Hall is the largest indoor explosion ever done. In fact, the resulting fire was so large that the crew had difficulty containing it
  • Il Dolce Suono is an aria from the opera Lucia de Lammermoor and is sung by Diva in the film. However it was really sung by Inva Mula and is considered one of the most difficult in the world
  • The inspiration for the character Ruby Rhod was a combination of Prince and Lenny Kravitz
  • Vin Diesel provided the voice of Finger in the film but went uncredited for his role

Cool huh? Well I hope you learned something interesting! Keep an eye out for next month’s Flick Facts! And if you have an interesting factoid about any films we’re watching, please let us know on Twitter or the forums!