• Ridley Scott Wanted Alien To Be The 'Antithesis' Of Star Wars

    3 days ago - By Slash Film

    Seeing "Star Wars" when it premiered was a career-altering experience for Ridley Scott. Although his admiration for the film ensured his next project would be in the realm of sci-fi, he also felt despair over having to distinguish it from the instantly iconic imagery of directors who got there first. It helped that the "Alien" script Scott inevitably fell in love with lent itself heavily to horror. Something it had in common with early sci-fi films from studios like Universal ("Frankenstein," "The Invisible Man," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde") that helped the genre gain traction. It's also no...
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