Alien Scene by scene

Alien Scene by scene
Author: John David Ebert
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2015-09-04
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1517214246

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In this new book by cultural critic John David Ebert, the 1979 classic science fiction film Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, is analyzed in a scene-by-scene breakdown. Ebert introduces the concept of the "metaphysical vulva" as a counter concept to Lacan's "phallus" as the film's central hidden signifier. Ebert demonstrates that the film concerns a battle for possession of this "metaphysical vulva" by two separate sign regimes: that of the scientific-industrial complex, which wishes to use it for cloning, genetic engineering and the creation of artificial life; and that of the more ancient, mythic (and biomorphic) "Gigerian" sign regime of Titans, Furies and serpent monsters repressed by the techno-industrial regime during the rise of the metaphysical age. The crew of the Nostromo inadvertently stumble upon the very underworld of the mythic-matriarchal consciousness to which Olympian gods such as Zeus or Apollo banished the Titans and Furies of the matrilineal sign regime by deprivileging it as it constructed the great signifiers of the logocentric / metaphysical era that led to the development of ever higher and more advanced forms of technology. Ebert explores all of these themes and more in this intricate analysis of Ridley Scott's Alien.

Cinema Alchemist

Cinema Alchemist
Author: Roger Christian
Publsiher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-04-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781785650857

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For the first time, Oscar-winning production designer and director Roger Christian reveals his life story, from his earliest work in the British film industry to his breakthrough contributions on such iconic science fiction masterpieces as Star Wars, Alien and his own rediscovered Black Angel. This candid biography delves into his relationships with legendary figures, as well as the secrets of his greatest work. The man who built the lightsaber finally speaks!

The Path of Prometheus

The Path of Prometheus
Author: Anwita Mahajan
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2021-01-06
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781637453933

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Words on love, Lines on pain, Stories and sights, In tempestuous vein. Glimmers of hope, Of fiery zest, A leaf from the books Of history’s best. On many a home, And worldly ties; To this humble canvas, Please offer your eyes.

The Making of Alien

The Making of Alien
Author: J. W. Rinzler
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2019-07-23
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781789090550

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A comprehensive and definitive volume telling the complete story of how Alien was made, featuring new interviews with Ridley Scott and other production crew, and including many rarely-seen photos and illustrations from the Fox archives. In 1979 a movie legend was born, as Twentieth Century-Fox and director Ridley Scott unleashed Alien - and gave audiences around the world the scare of their lives. To celebrate the movie's fortieth anniversary, author J.W. Rinzler (The Making of Star Wars) tells the whole fascinating story of how Alien evolved from a simple idea in the mind of writer Dan O'Bannon into one of the most memorable sci-fi horror thrillers of all time. With brand new interviews with Ridley Scott and other key members of the original production crew, and featuring many never-before-seen photographs and artworks from the archives, The Making of Alien is the definitive work on this masterpiece of popular cinema.

An Alien s Guide to Multi Adaptive Educational Computer Games

An Alien   s Guide to Multi Adaptive Educational Computer Games
Author: Michael D. Kickmeier-Rust
Publsiher: Informing Science
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2012
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781932886566

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Alien Audiences

Alien Audiences
Author: M. Barker,K. Egan,S. Ralph,T. Phillips
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2016-04-29
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781137532060

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Released in 1979, Ridley Scott's Alien has come to be regarded as a classic film, and has been widely written about. But how have audiences engaged with it? This book presents the – sometimes very surprising – results of a major audience research project, exploring how people remember and continue to engage with the film.

Alien in the Mirror

Alien in the Mirror
Author: Maureen Foster
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-09-27
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781476670423

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Directed by Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) and starring Scarlett Johansson, the 2013 film Under the Skin contains elements of science fiction and fantasy, horror, mystery, and thriller. Arguably the most compelling of Johansson's career, the movie follows a unique tale of one woman's journey to self-discovery. This is the first book to be written about the quiet masterpiece, revisiting the film scene-by-scene through all its cinematic elements. Extensive interviews detail the challenges the filmmakers faced--from hidden filming on the streets of Glasgow to defying a blizzard in the Scottish Highlands. Readers are invited to explore connections between the movie and its science fiction cousins and discover the reasons why Under the Skin deserves to find a wider audience.

Letters to an Alien

Letters to an Alien
Author: Robert Caisley
Publsiher: Dramatic Publishing
Total Pages: 44
Release: 1996
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0871296829

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