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Author Topic: Recollections of Alien  (Read 8904 times)

Corporal Hicks
Aug 17, 2013, 12:17:27 PM
Topic on: Aug 17, 2013, 12:17:27 PM
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Jon Sorenson, one of the miniatures effect artists on the set of Alien, has created a website called Recollections of Alien. The website includes a collection of his photos from the set and his own personal recollections (as per the title of the website!):

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It’s a fantastic read and there’s some really cool shots of the miniatures in his gallery. Thanks to Hudson for the news.

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DemonicD13
Aug 17, 2013, 02:13:46 PM
Reply #1 on: Aug 17, 2013, 02:13:46 PM
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Awesome, thanks for the link.  :D



ADC
Aug 17, 2013, 03:57:45 PM
Reply #3 on: Aug 17, 2013, 03:57:45 PM
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Great site, some wonderful photos there.


saintssinphony
Aug 17, 2013, 07:41:38 PM
Reply #4 on: Aug 17, 2013, 07:41:38 PM
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The craftsmanship on those miniature sets and the way they were shot is a testament to how amazing the first ALIEN was.  It seems like everyone who contributed gave 100% on their jobs and the result is the movie we have.  Thanks for the link I thought that was really interesting to see the models up close. 


Local Trouble
Aug 17, 2013, 07:58:57 PM
Reply #5 on: Aug 17, 2013, 07:58:57 PM
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The derelict sure doesn't look like it's sitting flat.


saintssinphony
Aug 18, 2013, 04:50:40 AM
Reply #6 on: Aug 18, 2013, 04:50:40 AM
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The derelict sure doesn't look like it's sitting flat.

Quite an angle isn't it? Didn't Ridley say it landed or something?  To me this clear view looks more of a crash or a harsh landing.  Nice pictures though.  I love the detail we can see on the derelict, all those little etches and panels look cool.


SM
Aug 18, 2013, 11:24:50 PM
Reply #7 on: Aug 18, 2013, 11:24:50 PM
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It landed.


Local Trouble
Aug 19, 2013, 12:33:50 AM
Reply #8 on: Aug 19, 2013, 12:33:50 AM
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It looks like the prongs on the derelict model are curved upward.


SM
Aug 19, 2013, 12:44:58 AM
Reply #9 on: Aug 19, 2013, 12:44:58 AM
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They are.

It's not the same as the Juggernaut which is more circular and 'flatter'.


Hudson
Aug 19, 2013, 02:56:04 AM
Reply #10 on: Aug 19, 2013, 02:56:04 AM
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The coolest shots are the engine room. That miniature seems to be the most elusive thing ever. I don't remember seeing pictures of it anywhere and it lasts about half a second in the movie.





Xenoscream
Aug 22, 2013, 05:17:04 PM
Reply #14 on: Aug 22, 2013, 05:17:04 PM
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Ah that's right I can visualise it now, must be about time for a rewatch!


 

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