Thursday, 23 October 2014

Space oddities

Alien is a film made in 1979, screenplay by Dan O Bannon and directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Sigourney Weaver(Ellen Ripley), Tom Skerritt(Dallas), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Yaphet Kotto(Parker), Harry Dean stanton(Brett) and Ian Holm(Ash).

Alien is about a space crew, which crashed landed on a planet after receiving a distress call from a alien planet. Things quickly becomes interesting, after an alien larva attaches itself onto the face of one of the curious crew member.
The alien starts killing the crew one by one, whilst lurking the vast shadows of the ship.

In this movie, the alien evokes a lot of terror to the view even though we seldom catch sight of it. The mysterious nature of the alien created a sense of anticipation and anxiety, which create a lot of excitement when out of no where it appears on the screen, jolting me you out of the set.

Ridley give the viewer a first person experience when watching the film, with his use of very close up angles, putting us inside the characters head and reliving the terror through that character; and flout the camera along, giving you an eerie feeling, almost as if you the only one there.

The storyline is very simple to follow along, this allows the viewer to get drawn into the film then Ridley snaps you out of it with a spontaneous shot which keeps you on your feet throughout the movie.


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