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Ridley Scott Wanted Alien To Be The 'Antithesis' Of Star Wars

8 days ago   |   By Slash Film

Seeing "Star Wars" when it premiered was a career-altering experience for Ridley Scott. Although his admiration for the film ensured his next project would be in the realm of sci-fi, he also felt despair over having to distinguish it from the instantly iconic imagery of directors who got there first. It helped that the "Alien" script Scott inevitably fell in love with lent itself heavily to horror. Something it had in common with early sci-fi films from studios like Universal ("Frankenstein," "The Invisible Man," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde") that helped the genre gain traction. It's also no...
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The Chestburster Scene In Alien's Script Convinced Ridley Scott To Hop In The Director's Chair

The Chestburster Scene In Alien's Script Convinced Ridley Scott To Hop In The Director's Chair

8 days ago   |   By Slash Film

After the smashing 1977 success of "Star Wars," Hollywood executives realized the commercial potential of the science fiction genre. This afforded opportunities to the few writers who had science fiction scripts ready, some of whom had had trouble getting their movies made before the new sci-fi craze. This included Dan O'Bannon's script for "Alien," which studios finally took seriously after George Lucas' worldwide phenomenon took off. "They wanted to follow through on 'Star Wars' and they wanted to follow through fast, and the only spaceship script they had sitting on their desk was...
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