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Author Topic: Ridley Scott on the hard road to Alien  (Read 3898 times)

Corporal Hicks
May 24, 2019, 02:58:03 PM
Topic on: May 24, 2019, 02:58:03 PM
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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/alien-ridley-scott-reveals-how-iconic-scene-went-wrong-1213109?

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As the sci-fi classic turns 40, the filmmaker recalls doubling his budget in a single meeting with Fox, Warren Beatty recommending Sigourney Weaver as Ripley and how that chestburster scene almost went completely wrong.


Local Trouble
May 24, 2019, 04:20:49 PM
Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 04:20:49 PM
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To his credit, studio CEO Alan Ladd Jr. wisely did not seek to simply clone the heroic bravado storytelling of George Lucas’ space fantasy that audiences were lining up to see over and over and over — and producers were stumbling over each other to replicate.

“Laddie is honestly a formidably good spotter of good material,” comments Scott. “Look at his track record: Before Alien and Star Wars, you're looking at Omen, then you're looking at Star Wars, then you look at me, then you're looking at Braveheart. This guy’s clearly got good judgment on good material.”



Ingwar
May 24, 2019, 06:32:22 PM
Reply #3 on: May 24, 2019, 06:32:22 PM
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Ruminating on the immediate future of the Alien franchise, now that Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox, Scott confirms that there are discussions for future installments, but warns that if the basic premise of “the beast” does not evolve like the Xenomorph itself, the “joke” gets old.

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Inexorably tied to the Alien franchise for 40 years now, Scott insists that pushing a fresh take and not overly rehashing the nostalgic may just be the key to maintaining multiple life cycles in the future. “Go on, leave that behind, and see where it can evolve,” he declares. “So we're looking where we're going to evolve.”



Still Collating...
May 24, 2019, 07:44:11 PM
Reply #4 on: May 24, 2019, 07:44:11 PM
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I'm not opposed to change, but damn is that a slippery slope when it comes to him...

Still, one more movie by him, with David and then something else please.



King geedorah
May 25, 2019, 07:35:57 PM
Reply #6 on: May 25, 2019, 07:35:57 PM
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Remember the alien is "cooked", no one wants to see them anymore.

Bald albinos, ghouliens, and evil robots are what people want now. so fresh so evolved.



Huggs
May 25, 2019, 09:07:41 PM
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RidgeTop
May 26, 2019, 02:32:59 AM
Reply #12 on: May 26, 2019, 02:32:59 AM
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Call me crazy, but the Alien is kind of an important element of the Alien franchise. I love hearing Scott talk about his experience with the first film, but as far as his ideas regarding the franchise now and where to take it, couldn't disagree more. I think the 40th Anniversary shorts and Alien Isolation both proved his hypothesis incorrect.


Huggs
May 26, 2019, 02:43:58 AM
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Darn monsters ruining their own movies.


Adam Jaber
May 26, 2019, 03:11:00 AM
Reply #14 on: May 26, 2019, 03:11:00 AM
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I glad Disney let Ridley Scott Gonna doing on ALIEN AND ALIEN COVENANT 3 as well And I glad Disney do more space for both covenant sequel And Disney has own a alien and another alien too for fox and now Disney/Fox will do more sequel movie is Alien Predator Maze Runner Avater And All Of Then And people so happy how we being waiting for and now Future of the Alien Predator Maze Runner Avater And All Of Then Will Release Date Somethings Alien and other movie will never ever cancelled Anymore we are happy at all So Happy Future Of The Alien Day And Other Sequel Movie Day Too :)  :)  :)  :) :) 😇😌😊😄😀
 


 

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