Started by Ellen Ripley, Nov 02, 2007, 07:42:37 PM
Quote from: TC on Oct 27, 2021, 02:12:21 PMLooking at the outtakes for the Parker/Lambert death scene, it always seemed to me that the guiding principle for the edit was whether or not the alien suffered from even the slightest taint of man-in-a-rubber-suit syndrome. If it did, it was immediately banished to the outtakes bin. Two of those shots were the crab walk shot, and the one where the alien walks to Parker on the floor having just thrown him against the wall. You can tell Bolaji was completely blind inside the suit and was feeling his way forward to find Yaphet's prone body. Even the shot that's in the final edit of an out of focus alien (in the foreground, and in silhouette) sneaking up behind Lambert looks a bit dodgy to me.https://youtu.be/SmGzYjJYvU4The final shot of the alien outside the Narcissus, however--I think they made the right choice of including the full shot of the alien. By the end of the film I feel like they owed me a revealing look at the entire creature.TC
Quote from: Elmazalman on Oct 27, 2021, 02:52:08 PMWhich shot seems dodgy to you?
Quote from: nanison on Oct 27, 2021, 04:40:21 PMThat full scene is awful to me, the movie edit is by far the best. The silhouette scene is beautiful, looks like an ancient astronaut from another world.
Quote from: nanison on Oct 27, 2021, 06:54:34 PMI actually think Ridley Scott was inspired by Michael Myers. The movie shares the same type of dread and Myers just acts like the alien here.
QuoteThere's a side view of the scene in the CINEFEX ALIEN (1980) article. It's a b/w image.Incidentally, watching The Thing 4K last night, and seeing the animatronic dummies set on fire, reminded me of something else from that 1980 article (by Don Shay). A similar sort of dummy was created from a life cast of Tom Skerritt and used for a shot of his twitching, burning body. I didn't think the cocoon scene was filmed in such a graphic manner.
Quote from: Elmazalman on Oct 27, 2021, 11:16:23 PMThe fabrication and incineration of the articulated dummy is on the last page of the Creating an Alien Ambience article. Page 43, from ALIEN: The Special Effects.
Quote from: SiL on Oct 27, 2021, 07:51:37 PMQuote from: nanison on Oct 27, 2021, 06:54:34 PMI actually think Ridley Scott was inspired by Michael Myers. The movie shares the same type of dread and Myers just acts like the alien here.That would be a bit difficult, since Alien wrapped filming four days before Halloween was released
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