The Alien is a science fiction horror movie. Its setting in space and the presence of technology and artificial intelligence empathizes on its science fiction genre. Moreover, the presence of the Alien and the fact that it is a threat to human lives reflects it is also a horror film. The movie revolves around seven human beings that have the mission to return to earth from the space.
Throughout the movie, the main goal of the human characters is to return to earth safely. Various dialogues of the crew members show the main goal. For example, when Captain Dallas tells everyone about the Mother’s order for the investigation of the transmission, Parker says that: “I want to go home.” Moreover, when Ripley says that they will proceed with …show more content…
Another authority figure is Captain Dallas. His title and actions show that he is an authority on the ship. Dallas’ title is Captain, so it is clear that has the power to make decisions. Moreover, he gives orders to other crew members and takes the lead in the case of facing obstacles; for instance, when the Alien borns from Kane, Captain Dallas takes the lead to get rid of the alien by closing the air shafts. These actions represent Captain Dallas as an authority. The producer chooses to introduce the authority figures in the movie to relate it to real life because working under the authorities is a common practice in real life.
In the first half of the movie, it seems to the audience that Captain Dallas is the main character, but the Captain's death leaves the audience in shock. After Captain Dallas dies, Ripley takes charge of the ship. She is not very prominent on camera in the first half of the movie. This shift in authority shows by Ripley’s actions; for example, she goes to talk to the mother. Since the mother was only accessed by Captain Dallas, Ripley's access to mother shows she is in charge of the ship. The producer decides to shift in the plotline of the story by making Ripley the main character in the second half of the movie to challenge the stereotypical view of women that they are not equal to men. The survival of Ripley from the Alien shows that women are as
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The first Alien movie is one of my favors whose sound evokes terror and suspense. The scene that used sounds build terror and suspense is very intense was when Captain Dallas was inside the cramped air-duct. The other members were tracking the Alien on a computer and communicating it to Dallas. The computer was making clicking sound to show were it was located and then all the sudden the tracking sound stops and you have stone cold silent. This silence creates an eerie vacuum that sense of something impending is about to bust. Then all the sudden the clicking sound started up again and begins to get louder and louder and is moving towards Dallas. Then silent, and you then see Dallas gets out of air duct, turn and is face to face with the Alien.
In respects to the Film of The Thing of both the 1951 and the 1982 versions of the film. They both share a same Sci-Fi theme in which they both had social fears of society. Depending on which version of the film, they both contrast in their social fears and themes. They also contrast in The alien itself from being a super intelligent carrot to an actual sinister like creature that both can manipulate or perfectly imitate humans. The story develops differently from both of the versions of the film that the effects of it leaves a big gap between the films.
The protagonists and social conflicts in the film The Visitor presented living experience to explore that are different to my personal history. The four actors in the film are all unique from one another, but they possess a universal understanding and awareness that are not different from the life that I know. Walter Vale is a single white male, a widowed and a father who is at the end of his professional career as an academic professor. Walter adult son lives in London and he pretends to be happy with his work, but the truth is he felt unsatisfied, this was expressed at the end of the film. You also saw in the beginning of the movie Walter also didn’t enjoy his piano lessons he took from an elderly woman. Walter found meaning in life the
The greatest strength of Alien is its pacing. There is a lot of waiting. Events are delivered in baby steps and slience is between them. The movie doesn’t rush toward the exciting parts where the crew confronts the alien. Instead, the audience is forced to confront suspense.
Scott has called Alien: Covenant "a thinking man's horror movie," which is really a dismissive statement to anyone who watches this movie, ponders it, and, you know, actually thinks about it. Quite honestly, we have waited with breathless anticipation for five years and we are paid back with a repetitive, empty, and hollow film that ramps up the horror, dumbing down everything else.
Alien is one of the greatest horror films ever made and features Sigourney Weaver as the main character. She was one of the first female actors to play a role typical for a man in a blockbuster film. Her physical features are more masculine such as her short hair and her lack of make up or seductive clothing. Her actions and decisions in the movie were those of power and leadership unlike the typical support role that women played during that time. To put it plainly, she was a real badass, and never before had a female actor played such a role. She defied stereotypes and set an incredible of example of what roles women could play in movies. She not only played the role of a hero but she also managed to be the only survivor of the entire crew.
In Aliens, the aliens are given feminine qualities, which relates to how women are treated as a lesser group in society. Ripley, is also given more feminine qualities than she did in the first film. The essay mentions how the first Alien film showed a lack of sexuality among its characters. The films had more than one female character, among a cast of men, but did not include and love interests or banter. The films did focus on the combination of sexes within individuals. Ripley is shown as a combination of male and female, and the alien is shown as a complete mesh of the genders. This kind of meshing of genders is seen as a deviation from sexual norms. The alien begins as an egg, gives birth through a host body, and has an expandable mouth, which show the feminine qualities of the alien. The alien also displays a phallic shape with its long
In the year 1986 a remarkable one of a kind film was produced by Gale Anne Hurd. This film is an action packed scientific fiction movie by the name of Aliens. It has great character development and was state of the art for its time. This movie was so advanced that it is still watched today and is rated along one of the best films in its genre. On IMDB (Internet movie Data Base) this movie is rated four out of 5 stars and will keep you on the edge of your seat and in my opinion definitely worth watching. This movie is a sequel to the original alien movie developed in 1979 and is listed as number two in its four part series. If you like the original Alien movie then you will love this film. As well as this film continues exactly where the original film leaves off.
There are many things that catch your attention in the film Jarhead. This film is based off the book written in 2003 by Anothony Swofford. Anothony happens to be the main character in both the film and the book. In the film Swofford is played by a well known actor named Jake Gyllenhaa. This film is put together very well and has a lot of true information of what has actually happened in the time Swofford was fighting in the Gulf War.
Steven Spielberg uses the aesthetic of technology and aliens in Close Encounters of the Third Kind to creates a theme of wisdom and the quest of knowledge. Through technology the extraterrestrial’s technology makes the modern technology in the film look so mild and weak in comparison. In the beginning we get introduced to the aesthetic of technology because we see the scientist use of technology for there For example when the UFO’S were hovering outside Jillian’s house all the appliances in her home began to act up by the presence of this technology. When the scientists were trying to decode what the aliens were trying to communicate we saw a surge in the amount of appliances and devices that they were using just for them to understand. The
In Ridley Scott, Aliens we encounter every little boys dream come true...contact. And not just of any kind, aliens. We watch as we are transported through space as cold and desolate, black, nothingness comes to life. Life of inside of us the dream becomes a nightmare. Survival becomes the keyword as the crew dwindles to one, but never forget Jonesy with the nine lives. Visuals and sound effects in this epic are state of the art for its time. We can appreciate the effort it must have taken for them then and stand in awe to where we are now. These intense visuals of the aliens against the white backdrop of the ship stand out, creating even more drama unable to forget that the alien does to belong. How easily it has taken over the sound so crisp
The most important part of the scene is the anomaly that is Ash. You see him act like a wild animal would, by acting with frustration toward Ripley for finding out his protocols. This leads me to draw the conclusion that this scene is a sort of metaphor for how the company acts toward its employees for the movies. Ripley represents herself and the other employees that the company is willing to kill for the “greater good” that is their weapons division. Ash represents the company in that they don’t care about what it takes to get what they want, even when their plans are discovered. They claim to be a good company working for the progress of humanity while in truth destroying humanity's progress. It affects the overall meaning of the film by
The two women on board are very different, Lambert being the typical “horror girl” who always cries and just wants to get off the ship before things get bad again, and Ripley who definitely is the more “masculine” of the two even though they both possess different body types. Ripley possesses more “feminine” attributes like her long hair, but more concealed body
“That's it man, game over man, game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?” This is one of the most famous quotes from the movie Aliens, and was said by Hudson when the spaceship crashed while it was coming down to rescue the crew. Aliens, is a sequel to the film Alien, and is directed by James Cameron. This movie picks right up from where the prior movie left off. The main character, Ripley, is being taken back out to space to show the crew the Aliens. No one believes her and they all think that she is crazy. When they arrive, the aliens turn out to be a much bigger problem than anticipated and takes out most of the crew. Now Ripley and a few others must fight to survive the aliens. This movie portrayed many
In the film “King Kong,” a director dreams of making a movie that will bring him fame and fortune. He finds the perfect actress for the role in his film. The director then misleads a ship captain into taking him to the island (King Kong). As the crew travels the ocean in search of the island; adventure becomes a key concept for the audience by traveling to an unknown land. Once the crew reached the island they run into the strange natives that dwell there. The natives capture the actress and offer her to a giant ape (King Kong). This concept took the audience to a mysterious place in which the impossible became possible with the introduction of prehistoric dinosaurs and the giant ape “Kong”. As the ape accepts his offering he falls in love with the beautiful actress. The ape falls in love with the woman, but the love is not returned. In fact, the woman is horrified by the size and power of the giant ape. A few courageous ship crewmen and cameramen work together in order to save the actress from the giant ape. However, the giant ape is eventually captured and taken off the mysterious. The ape was then brought back to the city in which he was branded as a wonder of the world and given the name “King Kong”. However, when the ape frees himself he goes after the woman female actress. In the end, the apes love for the woman is his downfall. The ape was killed on top of the Empire State building by airplanes. The realism of adding actually places into the movie affected how real