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- Alien (10)
- 2008.Sep.16 / 11pm
Alien (director’s cut)by: Tysto.Commentaries • tags: 1970s • Alien • feature • free • directed by: Ridley.Scott • stars: Ian.Holm • John.Hurt • Sigourney.Weaver • Yaphet.Kotto
From Tysto commentaries:
Ridley Scott starts the Alien franchise rolling with Alien, the story of a humble xenomorph born into a hostile world full of potential hosts that he must struggle to maim and prepare for embryo impregnation. But there is a spunky gal in a space panties that has it out for him!
I discuss the structure and pulp origins of the film, the similarities between Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick, and the mysterious connections between Gunsmoke and American science fiction. I compare the film to WW2 submarine movies, Star Wars, Mission Impossible (for which I drop a spoiler), and teenage slasher films. I suggest that Veronica Cartwright’s career might have been derailed by snot. I complain about Star Trek: First Contact. I say that Dallas portrays alien characteristics when I mean hero characteristics. I say that we’re “still in the third act” when I mean the second act.