Saturday, April 25, 2015


Film: Alien

A print at the Egyptian. Place was packed. Really great movie, but not one that I love or treasure in any way. That is to say, it is great fun, but it speaks to me zero on an emotional level. I wouldn't bring it to the desert island.

Perhaps the most interesting element of the movie, given the history of the franchise and the Ripley character is how little she is featured in the first act of the film. She is just one of the crew and doesn't have anything more to do than many of the others and only slowly takes over the movie. Structurally, this is rather unique and could point to one reason the narrative works so well -- along with the terrific journey of the Alien itself.

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