"In space, no one can hear you scream"
- Tagline for the film, "Alien" (1979)
Pitched as "Jaws in space", the sci-fi/horror film "Alien" became a critical and commercial success, launching the film career of Sigourney Weaver to new heights (playing one of the great characters in movie history in Ellen Ripley), giving director Ridley Scott more autonomy in directing Hollywood films ("Alien" was his second feature film), and spawning a shitload of sequels, most notably "Aliens" (1986), which is considered to be just as great, if not better than "Alien"
However, as great as "Aliens" is, in which it most resembles a war movie (It is one of the best sequels ever made and I will write about it in a few weeks), there is something very masterful about the horror of "Alien" - Its strange sense of sterileness, it's Freudian imagery, it's horror film role reversal in how this time, men are the ones who are mostly "violated" reproductively instead of women (It will make you self conscious of your orifices watching this), and its use of silence and what's unseen that I find to be even more frightening than the horrific action that occurs on the Nostromo. The film makes you feel like you're a part of this 7 man and woman space crew, trying to find answers as to what the fuck is going on while trying to stay out of harms way from something that is far worse than you could ever imagine (The late H.R. Giger is the MVP of this film, creating an ultra scary, yet freakishly beautiful creature). The anticipation, the waiting, not revealing too much too soon, and when something does occur, not only is it frightening, it can be downright stomach turning( Case in point, the "John Hurt" moment, which made me nauseous the first time I saw it as a very young child). Even though there are elements of science- fiction in play, "Alien" is very much a horror film, and it still remains one of the greatest ever made. Happy 39th to an all-timer☺ #alien#movie#film#1979#tbt#1970smovies#blockbuster#horror#sciencefiction#space#creature#great#claustrophobic#scary#sigourneyweaver#tomskerritt#johnhurt#harrydeanstanton#yaphetkotto#veronicacartwright#ianholm#ridleyscott
Yogui peli🙏. Introspectiva...Lucky narra el viaje espiritual de un hombre de 90 años. Trata de algo importante. Indaga en la vida y sobre todo en la muerte.
Despedida de un gran hombre, de un buen hombre. Reparto exquisito. Música de Johnny Cash. Masterpiece❤. Està en cartelera en @sadecines el trueba
The other day, I watched Harry Dean Stanton’s final movie. It’s called Lucky. I LOVED THIS MOVIE SO MUCH. EVERYONE WATCH IT. I’M SERIOUS!! I think it’s my favorite movie since 1998 when Dancer, TX Pop. 81 came out. Like that film, Lucky is a slow-moving and talk-y and full of memorable characters. They hang out at bars a lot and say the kinda things you wish your friends would say when you are hanging out at bars with them. I laughed... I cried... Seriously! I laughed and cried. Multiple times. And I scratched my head a lot, and thought “whoa!” There’s a lotta mind-tickling material here. (I mean, with Harry Dean and David Lynch in the movie, I shouldn’t have been surprised...) I’m not sure where it was shot, but it has the empty beauty of far west Texas. The soundtrack is wonderful. There’s even a scene of Harry Dean singing Volver. As an aside, last time I saw John Doe perform, he sang Cancion Mixteca - the theme song from Paris, TX - and dedicated it to Harry Dean. He said that years ago, when he was in was X, he met Harry Dean in LA & Harry Dean told him that if he really wanted to get laid, he’d better learn some sad Mexican folk songs, and then he taught him Cancion Mixteca. I’m sure it worked. Haha! Anyway, back to the movie... the very best thing about the movie is Harry Dean. What a soulful actor! That man can say a million things without ever saying a word. He makes you listen by being quiet. I love him so much. To quote the gospel of Kristofferson, he’s a “walking contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction” indeed. This is a good record too. So many great old songs. And I love the way Harry Dean sings em. Y’all watch Lucky and I hope your Sunday is full of good lucks! 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀💚 #harrydeanstanton#lucky#partlyfiction#recordplayer#vinyl#vinylcollection#socks#musicwithlegz
Fotograma del día - Lucky (2017) - De un tal Lynch (John) y con un tal Lynch (David). Pero lo único que importa es el paso cansado del gran Harry Dean Stanton, su lúgubre optimisno y su ateísmo zen. (01) #cine#fotograma#lucky#harrydeanstanton