A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. —IMDb
One of the most promising directors of the late ‘70s, Ridley Scott displayed stylistic flair and remarkable storytelling abilities in such films as The Duellists (1977) and his landmark Alien (1979). Born in 1937, in Northumberland, England, Scott was educated at the West Hartlepool College of Art and London’s Royal College of Art. After completing his education, he became a set designer for the British Broadcasting Company in the early ’60s, eventually getting promoted to director of such popular BBC series as the long-running police adventure Z Cars. With the establishment of his own firm, Ridley Scott Associates, Scott was in on the ground floor of some of the most inventive European TV commercials of the 1970s.
The director’s transition to the big screen came with his direction of 1977’s The Duellists, a visually striking Napoleonic war film that won the Jury Prize for Best First Feature at the Cannes Film Festival. Further success followed with 1979’s Alien, which established… read more
Un buon lavoro,ma forse troppo pretenzioso, vuole dire troppe cose e alla fine non si sà bene su cosa voglia spingere davvero la sceneggiatura.Come regia mi è sembrata un pò piatta,alcune scene colpiscono per la loro costruzione,altra invece sembrano un pò grottesche.Forse si parte un pò prevenuti perchè si pensa ad Alien, ma mi ha dato la sensazione di un lavoro incompiuto.3*
This week: LOLA Issue 2 debuts, B. Kite & Kent Jones on Robert Bresson, and a chronicle of Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret misfortunes.
Featuring not one but two Herzog gems, a Moonrise Kingdom short, a talk about Twin Peaks and words of discouragement from Richard Brody.
A solid round of first reviews for Avengers and a lengthy new trailer for Prometheus.
Also: Brad Stevens on Mizoguchi, a new viral video for Prometheus and more.
Also: Nuri Bilge Ceylan will receive this year’s Carrosse d’Or at the 44th Directors’ Fortnight.
Not everyone’s convinced that this’ll be “the cinematic event of the year.”
A gorgeous sci-fiction film that eradiates the same energy and atmosphere than Scott’s Alien film, but is otherwise only marginally connected. The story is interesting and oscillates between straight… read review
- Warning: this is really choppy but it’s just random bits of how I feel about the movie… Isn’t that what reviews are anyways? Oh well -
I didn’t really read up on this movie before watching… read review
La última tendencia en Hollywood es la de hacer Reboots (Reboot: Tomar una película ya hecha y cambiar su historia, la estética y a los mismos personajes). Algunas con una calidad mayor a su antecesora… read review