The Horror Honeys: Sci-Friday Jam ~ 'The Diva Dance'

Sci-Friday Jam ~ 'The Diva Dance'



(translation from Italian)
A heavenly harmony, tell me, do you not hear it?
Ah, the marriage hymn is playing
They are preparing the rite for us! Oh, how happy I am
Oh joy that is felt but not said
The incense is burning
The holy torches are shining, shining around


Luc Besson's The Fifth Element is one of those rare films that was generally dismissed by audiences when it was released, but has become absolutely beloved by sci-fi fans in the years since. Corbin Dallas, LeeLoo, Ruby Rhod, and Vito Cornelius are as much a part of the lexicon now as classic characters from Star Wars or Blade Runner. All you have to do is utter the phrase "multi-pass" to know if you're among friends. But of all the iconic scenes in The Fifth Element, the one that is most enduring is the epic fight scene soundtracked by the operatic tones of the Diva Plavalaguna. Played in the film by Ma├»wenn Le Besco, but with vocals performed by soprano Inva Mula, Eric Serra's "The Diva Dance" has become one of the most memorable musical moments in science-fiction history.