When her escape pod is finally picked up by a deep space salvage team, Ripley is taken to a space station in Earth orbit only to learn that LV-426 has been colonized. Since the colonists have never encountered any aliens in the twenty years they have been on the planet, Ripley’s story of the alien and the fate of her fellow crewmembers is met with disbelief. But then communication with LV-426 is lost. The company contacts Ripley, promising to reinstate her flight license if she accompanies a team of high-tech Colonial Marines back to the planet. At first, Ripley refuses. But she ultimately realizes that the only way to banish the nightmares that awaits her every time she closes her eyes is to confront it head on. —20th Century Fox
The top-tiered action director of his generation, as well as one of the most allegedly demanding and difficult, James Cameron reshaped 1980s and ‘90s Hollywood with a string of lucrative multimillion-dollar films remarkable for their marriage of technical wizardry and human sentiment. Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic exemplified this union of elements, as one of the highest grossing motion pictures in the history of the medium. It also netted its director a dazzling array of international awards, including the 1997 Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director.
The son of an electrical engineer, Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada, on August 16, 1954. He was fascinated with movies from a young age and would later cite Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey as an early influence. Thanks to his father’s job, Cameron and his family moved to southern California in 1971, and the director studied physics at California State University. Following his graduation, Cameron, who… read more