The Fifth Element
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I have two go-to movies. First, there’s Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (USA/England, 1982, Warner Brothers), the director’s cut version, which removes the voice-over narration by Harrison Ford. Blade Runner’s dark, brooding style is like moving through a dream. The Vangelis soundtrack adds to the dream state. Available on Vudu and iTunes

Next, it’s Luc Besson’s Fifth Element (France/USA, 1997, Sony Pictures). This is the perfect mix of action, sexy comedy, and drama. Amazing characters created by Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Brion Jones, and others. “What doesn’t kill ya, makes ya stronger!” Another perfect soundtrack by Éric Serra, driving the movie at times but never wrong. Available on Google Play and Amazon.

— Joe Poutous , IT guy

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