Alien: Covenant, Paradise Lost and Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

remember, that I am thy creature: I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel.The Creature, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley Mezzotint Print by Gustave Dore, Paradise Lost by john Milton In this verse from Frankenstein, the Creature compares himself to the fallen angel Satan. It is quite …

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Because of the Tumblr purge, I contacted a select few of those I know. Bloggers, content creators and such with the intention of offering them a home here at Studio Yutani. As you may have noticed there have been a few changes in the menu system. Now YUTANI.BLOG is STUDIO YUTANI and contained within the …

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Alien: Covenant Poster

Alien Covenant Poster, multiple influences just like Dan O'Bannon's first draft script for Alien. “I didn’t steal from anybody,” he explained, “I stole from everybody!” The works most commonly cited and acknowledged by O’Bannon as key influences on Alien include 1956’s Forbidden Planet and the aforementioned It! The Terror From Beyond Space, released in 1958. Literary influences include a wealth of Weird Science and …

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The Engineer’s Demise and The Punishment of Thieves

Parallels: The Engineer's demise & Punishment Of The Thieves by Gustave  Doré from Dante Alighieri's, The Divine Comedy. Now the thief engages in obscene and rebellious defiance of God, in the action of his raised fists and in his speech “Take that, God! It’s aimed at you!” [Inf. 24.3]. until he is silenced by the serpents. …

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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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USCSS Covenant Decends Upon Paradise and Satan Descends Upon Earth

The Covenant enters Planet 4's atmosphere and Satan descends upon Earth; Plate 12 by Gustave Doré, from Paradise Lost  by John Milton 1866 This plate depicts Satan’s fall from grace as he is banished from Heaven, his entrance to Earth corrupts all mankind. The fate of the Covenant crew and the colonists is foreshadowed by the aesthetic …

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Reaction: Paradise Lost Script – Episode 7 – Yutani Podcast

Concept art by Khang Le, read more here Khang Le’s Concept Art for Prometheus 2 Clara @muthur9000 and Mike @officerjoek9 share their thoughts on the Paradise Lost script shared by AVP Galaxy recently and how it differs from the novelization and the movie. https://youtu.be/eQH2x4328j0 If you enjoy our content please 👍🏼 like, 💯 rate, 🙌 share …

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Reaction: Paradise Lost Prologue Script – Episode 4 – Yutani Podcast

Courtney @traviandesigns and Clara @muthur9000 share their reaction to reading the Paradise Lost Prologue Script. Discussing the evolution of The Crossing and what may have transpired between David and Shaw and why Shaw decided to go to Planet 4. If you enjoy our content please 👍🏼 like, 💯 rate, 🙌 share and ✅ subscribe to …

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Paradise Lost and The Crossing

Featured Image: Illustration for John Milton's “Paradise Lost“ (Adam watches as Eve sleeps) - Gustave Doré (1832-1883) Paradise Lost As David lays down Shaw to sleep there is a visual parallel to Adam watches as Eve sleeps. Since this is a story turned on its head where Satan is victorious. In 'Paradise Lost' Satan takes on …

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Alien Bible: Kokopelli, Azathoth and The Drinking Bird

Throughout the Alien franchise, the image of the drinking bird has been a recurring motif. Is it a simple throwaway visual gag? or can we draw a deeper meaning to its inclusion in the films? I connect it with the flute, water, wheat, the sun, and insects, plus mythological creatures found in Native American cultures, …

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