In the early ’90s, movies weren’t being shot digitally. Instead, they were filmed on actual film that had to be physically transferred for editing. Associate Producer John Amicarella will likely never forget that because he was called out to LAX and presented with trash cans full of damaged film while working on The Fifth Element.
The case carrying film from the time spent shooting the diva’s operatic number had fallen in transport to the plane and run over by a forklift. Amicarella recounted the incident to EW, explaining they had enough usable footage to cut the scene together, but the same thing never happened to him while working on dozens of other movies.
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