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Hosted by Charlie Bennett and Christian Sager.

Apr 28, 2017

For our one-year anniversary, we look at Sir Ridley Scott's thematic threads with Alien, Prometheus and the upcoming Alien: Covenant. Is it all about commercial appeal? Or is Scott reflecting on old age, legacy and death?

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2 Comments
  • almost seven months ago
    Tim
    Compare O'Bannon and Shusett's original, with full names (the single name thing was a Hill innovation), large blocks of descriptive text and some very pulpy action.

    http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/alien_early.html

    With Walter Hill's script.

    http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/alien_shooting.html

    Completely different.
  • almost seven months ago
    Tim
    How on earth did you guys do so much research on this, but completely miss out on talking about how Walter Hill did a total page-one re-write of the script before it went over to Ridley. His script is famous for being written pretty much like a haiku, with a ton of empty space on the page.

    It wasn't because of O'Bannon that they had all that room to improvise, in fact the whole reason they did the rewrites was that O'Bannon's script was way too pulpy and over-descriptive for what Ridley wanted.

    I honestly have no idea how you guys missed that.