Started by Mala'kak, Feb 08, 2023, 10:35:09 AM
Total Members Voted: 39
Quote from: TC on May 27, 2023, 04:15:33 PMThat track in the infirmary is definitely weird. For me, the length is not the problem, it's just badly thought out. I think Scott wanted to do one of those b-movie horror cliches where the axe murderer spys on the teen girl alone at the campfire, only we never actually see the axe murderer - instead, the camera acts as his POV. So the threat is implied only. But it just doesn't work for Scott because we see the only danger - the facehugger - right there at the start of the shot and it's still attached to Kane's face. So something else is creeping up on Ash, but the story hasn't established any other threat so we don't feel like he's in danger anyway.Apart from the problem that we know perfectly well there is no axe murderer wandering the ship, we also don't see Ash (the target of the implied threat) until the very end of the track, so there's no rising tension as the POV gets closer and closer to him. Instead, for some reason, Scott decided to frame the lead-up of the track at a whole lot of infirmary wall. Huh?In the end, it seems that the whole protracted build-up was to create a jump scare when Ripley steps into frame. Indeed, Ash does jump (he'll get her back later on when she's in the MUTHUR room), but I've never known anyone in an audience to ever jump. So all that effort for nothing.TC
Quote from: caffeine4671 on Jun 10, 2023, 08:46:17 PMI've always read it as a way to add mystery around Ash's character and the organism and to build up to Ripley and Ash's inevitable confrontation (set up by the close ups of their faces
Quote from: aliens13 on Apr 29, 2023, 04:27:15 AM(with Alien she kinda fall asleep)
Quote from: NecronomIV on Jul 02, 2023, 01:14:50 PMCovenant is ... ?
Quote from: NecronomIV on Jul 02, 2023, 01:14:50 PMI'm happy the poll sits at around 44% for Prometheus; it's not quite 50% but it flies in the face of the rather savage beating it got in the rather sad 10 Year Anniverary podcast last year. It clearly has some fans out there.
Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Jul 02, 2023, 06:00:32 PMDavid Lindelof
Quote from: SiL on Jun 24, 2023, 09:58:58 AMShe doesn't need to face either of them for us to understand the shift in power dynamic....
Quote from: SiL on Jun 24, 2023, 09:58:58 AM...And people aren't off mic. Off camera, sure, but the dubbing is, if anything, too on-mic for the blocking.
QuoteIn the end the only solution for this scene was ADR, which they clearly didn't do.
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