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The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. Giger. A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and our collective unconscious.Written by
Worth watching BUT can we keep politics away from entertainment?
Stop putting your agenda nonsense were there wasn't, I remind you that all the characters were genderless in the shooting script and their dialogue and actions remained the same after casting. Ridley Scott just chose a female to play Ripley because he thought "why not?" "It would be more interesting". Period. I saw his interview.
It is pointless to find symbolism and relate any movie to other sources if the director din't intended nor was influenced for, and its a lot more pointless is to claim that the interviewers personal point of views are the actual way the movie must be interpreted.
If the movie were about male rape the alien creature would be explained to ONLY rape males and leave the females alone. But it can rape anyone and that's the universal fear appeal of the film. Don't shrink the universe to local politics. Shame on you Wolf for be happy for the male deaths in this movie. Swap the genders in any situation and if that now looks bad then that was not equality.
The documentary contains a lot of unnecessary personal points of view; some of them fascinating and one of them utterly stupid and offensive. Points that are as valid as your friends' or the next person.
On the positive side, it contains very interesting interviews with the people who actually worked in the film and shows a lot of fascinating imagery that makes it worth watching.
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