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How Cinema Sees The Future
Visions of the coming centuries through the movies…

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How Cinema Sees The Future | The Fifth Element (1997)
The Fifth Element (1997)

The future New York City of Luc Besson’s dementedly entertaining sci-fi romp was developed from the work of comic-book artists Jean-Claude Mézières and Jean “Moebius” Giraud. The drained seas allow the towers of Manhattan to dip lower and stretch higher than in real life, creating true canyon streets filled with dizzying detail and multiple layers of intersecting traffic for Bruce Willis to plough through in a broken taxi and Milla Jovovich to plunge down wearing only thermal bandages. People in this future are much better dressed than the present too, thanks to costumes designed Jean-Paul Gaultier.

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1 12 Monkeys
12 Monkeys was in Philly. More

Posted by Robot215 on Friday September 21, 2012, 17:25

2 Self-Laced Shoes and Hoverboards?
I think Back To The Future Part II was worth mentioning. Glad you put Blade Runner first though. More

Posted by eagle270878 on Friday September 21, 2012, 14:00

3 "Anyone else fancy some Chinese food?"
Actually, it was Japanese food in Blade Runner's world. ;-) More

Posted by hatebox on Thursday September 20, 2012, 16:07

4 The 3 seashells, my guess.......
Hot Water, Cold Water, Air Dryer. Those make the most sense when it come to 'Butthole cleaning' (when there is no Loo roll) More

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5 What about
Gattaca? Surrogate? And of course: Bill and Ted? More

Posted by Troggi on Thursday September 20, 2012, 09:45

6 what about Serenity?
Serenity deserves a mention. Shows that even in the future not too much has changed, except for having spaceships More

Posted by exhausted on Wednesday September 19, 2012, 18:43

7 Where's Hell Comes To Frogtown?
Surely deserves inclusion in this breakdown? More

Posted by loafroaster on Wednesday September 19, 2012, 17:26

8 Where's Children of Men?!
Surely deserves inclusion in this breakdown? More

Posted by leonwalters on Wednesday September 19, 2012, 15:52


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