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The Making of 'Alien³' (2003)

Video  -  Documentary  -  2 December 2003 (USA)
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The creation of the film Alien³ (1992) is covered here in this feature-length documentary in exhaustive detail. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard of a time David Fincher had creating his first feature film, as well as present us with much information about every element that went into making this film, including how the plot and script changed drastically through filming. Written by Rhyl Donnelly

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2 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³'  »

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The original title of this documentary was "Wreckage and Rape: The Making of 'Alien 3'" before Fox decided to censor it. It's worth noting that "Wreckage and Rape" is taken from the title of a music cue on the official "Alien 3" soundtrack. Unlike the other documentaries in the Alien Quadrilogy set, several of the chapters in the "Alien 3" documentary ended up with bland, non-descriptive titles, such as "Pre-Production: Part III," for example. The original, uncensored chapter titles were: 1. Development Hell: Concluding The Story 3. Stasis Interrupted: David Fincher's Vision 5. The Color of Blood: Shepperton Studios, 1991 7. The Downward Spiral: Fincher vs. Fox 8. Where The Sun Burns Cold: Fox Studios, L.A. 1992 10. Requiem For A Scream: Music, Editing and Sound See more »


[after a crewmember delays a shot]
David Fincher: Great. We are being held captive by a moron.
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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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18 February 2004 | by (milwaukee) – See all my reviews

All DVD's should come with extras as exhausting as the ones in the new ALIEN QUADRILOGY box set. When ALIEN 3 first came out, I was disappointed with it. Later, as I was able to ween myself off of the expectations James Cameron's relentless ALIENS set up, it became a favorite of mine. This documentary goes to great lengths not to just dissect the movie, but also to show just what film studios typically put creative people through. We get interviews with Michael Biehn, detailing how upset he was at the killing off of his character. We get a look, in story boards, at an abandoned version of the film that was larger in scope. And we see some of the studio ineptitude that prevented the film from being all it could be. That David Fincher could nonetheless create a film as uncompromising as he did is a true testament to his talent. I loved this!

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