|The Fifth Element (1997) concept art by Patrice Garcia|
Every Friday I try and feature artwork from a classic of science fiction cinema or television. This week's "Flashback Friday" post is on The Fifth Element (1997)
A while back I shared some concept art for The Fifth Element by the late, great Moebius. Little did I realize I was lying. Dusty Rhodes pointed out that a lot of the artwork was done by several other artists. One of those was Patrice Garcia and he shared some more of his film artwork on his site.
Patrice Garcia is a professional concept and storyboard artist who's worked on big budget movies like Underworld (2003) and Arthur and the Invisibles (2006).
Click on the images to scroll through the gallery.
"A dozen designers spent over a year experimenting with ideas - we had plenty of time to get to know each other," Patrice Garcia said, "This was my first experience working as a designer, and was even more rewarding considering the training I received in drawing techniques and the freedom we were given to experiment with the graphics. The designers all thought they were working on a film similar to Blade Runner, what a surprise when we saw the final result, a crazy comedy. And a successful one at that!"
See the full sized images at http://imgur.com/a/tPVbT
See more of Patrice Garcia's inspiring portfolio at http://www.patrice-garcia.com
Click on the links if you want to see more of Patrice Garcia's work or The Fifth Element artwork on my blog.
What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen The Fifth Element what do you think of the designs?
Official The Fifth Element Summary
"New York cab driver Korben Dallas didn't mean to be a hero, but he just picked up the kind of fare that only comes along every five thousand years: A perfect beauty, a perfect being, a perfect weapon. Now, together, they must save the world. Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, and Gary Oldman star in acclaimed director Luc Besson's outrageous sci-fi adventure, an extravagantly styled tale of good against evil set in an unbelievable twenty-third century world."
Directed by Luc Besson
Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast
Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker
Official Site: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/thefifthelement/
Release Dates: May 7, 1997
© Copyright 1997 Gaumont Film Company, Columbia Pictures. All rights reserved