Ridley Scott’s Alien Created Its Own Genre 40 Years Ago

In the latest Miniography episode, no one can hear you scream...

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For the May edition of Miniography, Filmography’s spin-off series in the off months of the show, we take a look back at Ridley Scott’s 1979 space horror masterpiece Alien on its 40th anniversary.

Together, Film and TV Editor Dominick Suzanne-Mayer, Editor in Chief Michael Roffman, and Daily Grindhouse editor Mike Vanderbilt discuss the lasting impact of Scott’s masterpiece, the ways it’s changed the horror genre, the very ’70s nature of its working-class roughneck heroes, and much more.

Chapters: Introduction (0:11), Alien (3:25), Intermission (33:54), Sight [Cinematography/Editing/Visuals] (33:57), The Lasting Image (49:05), Sound [Music & Score] (54:48), Final Words (1:01:26), Closing Titles (1:06:17)

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As always, thanks to everyone for tuning in and we’ll see you for our next Miniography in June. In case you missed them, previous full seasons are currently available on the filmographies of Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, John Carpenter, and Tim Burton.


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