The Making of Alien by J W Rinzler available for Pre-Order

The Making of Alien Hardcover – 23 Apr 2019 by J. W. Rinzler (Author) Excited to finally share this news, a comprehensive book on The Making Of Alien is due to be released on the 23rd April 2019. Pre-orders can be placed now via Amazon UK. It is unknown when they will be available for US and AUS, but we …

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News: Hideo Kojima visits 20th Century Fox

https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/1064796461034962945 Looks like The Game Awards is riding on the coat tails of this tweet, mentioning its slogan #WorldsWillChange https://twitter.com/thegameawards/status/1059839850264678401 I had already spoken to Matt Highison of Cold Iron Studios in back in July, he stated it wasn't the time to reveal any details. I wonder now what an Alien game would look like …

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Weylan-Yutani Shipping Routes (c. 2122) / “The Lucky 13”

via Weylan-Yutani Shipping Routes (c. 2122) / “The Lucky 13” Happy to help out with this project. More Weyland Industries colonised planets coming up on Yutani.blog from the Weyland Century. Information from the original interactive planetary map from weylandindustries.com MARS: Leo Colony MARS: Valles Colony MOON: Luna Colony MOON: Sea of Tranquility Colony See here for …

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Brett assigned: Corazon Oscuro.

Corazon Oscuro” translated from Spanish to English means “Dark Heart”

What does this have to do with Alien you may be wondering? Well, Author Joseph Conrad wrote a novel called Heart of Darkness published in 1899.

From The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, he describes Heart of Darkness as “a wild story” of a journalist who becomes manager of a station in the African interior and makes himself worshipped by a tribe of savages.[1] The book raises the question of Imperialism and Racism. [2]

Ridley Scott is believed to be a great fan of Joseph Conrad’s work, having created works based on his book The Duel which Ridley made into his feature directorial debut The Duellists. And of course the more commonly known name to us Alien fans, Nostromo of which Conrad produced a novel of in 1904.

References

  1. Karl, Frederick R.; Davies, Laurence, eds. (1986). The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad – Volume 2: 1898 – 1902. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-25748-4.
  2. The Norton Anthology, 7th edition, (2000), p. 1957.

The Nostromo Files

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Brett assigned: Corazon Oscuro. July 14, 2108: Brett is assigned to Weyland-Yutani waste disposal vessel as Assistant Engineer, under Captain Speight (Flight Status C). USCSS Corazon Oscuro. Refer to the TDAN calendar page.

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Art in Alien and Alien: Covenant

Buy your own copy of Alien Vault here “Not that the alien’s design was solely drawn from the twisted vaults of Giger’s lobes. For the chestburster, the director asked him to draw upon Francis Bacon’s 1944 triptych Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion. (Bacon’s abstract images are themselves based on the …

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Script Analysis: Mass grave in Alien and Prometheus

In Prometheus when Fifield and Milburn are trapped in the pyramid because of the storm, they come across a pile of dead engineers. Holloway also states when they enter the Head Room that "It's just another tomb." This scene shares some similarities to Dan O'Bannon's original Alien Script, which can be found in the AVP …

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Starlog: Interview with Dan O’Bannon (1979)

“Fox did see a lot of similarity between Alien and Star Wars, and between Alien and The Omen. They picked it up in the first place because they figured they could tap two hot markets. A lot of people thought John Williams should write the score. The director, Ridley Scott, and I wanted a Japanese composer named Tomita. I understand that …

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