Script Analysis: Mass grave in Alien and Prometheus

In Prometheus when Fifield and Milburn are trapped in the pyramid because of the storm, they come across a pile of dead engineers. Holloway also states when they enter the Head Room that "It's just another tomb." This scene shares some similarities to Dan O'Bannon's original Alien Script, which can be found in the AVP …

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Starlog: Interview with Dan O’Bannon (1979)

“Fox did see a lot of similarity between Alien and Star Wars, and between Alien and The Omen. They picked it up in the first place because they figured they could tap two hot markets. A lot of people thought John Williams should write the score. The director, Ridley Scott, and I wanted a Japanese composer named Tomita. I understand that …

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Character Analysis: Ash and David, Beguiled By Purity

Ripley: Ash, can you hear me? [slams her hands down on the table] Ripley: Ash? Ash: [awakens and starts speaking in an electronic and distorted voice] Yes, I can hear you. Ripley: What was your special order? Ash: You read it. I thought it was clear. Ripley: What was it? Ash: Bring back life form. …

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Parallels: Ash and David, scientists

ASH, HYPERDYNE SYSTEMS – 2120 Alien Universe, 17 Years in between DAVID, WEYLAND INDUSTRIES – 2103 Ian Holm, Alien (1979) Our Universe, 38 Years in between Michael Fassbender, Alien: Covenant (2017) Just a small observation, both Ash and David are observing the Alien lifeform. David gazes through the microscope revealing a mote trapped in amber. The …

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Parallels: Ash and David check on the crew

Ash, Hyperdyne Systems - 2122  Alien Universe, 29 Years in between   David 8, Weyland Industries - 2093 Ian Holm, Alien (1979) Our Universe, 33 Years in between Michael Fassbender, Prometheus (2012) An interesting face about these two scenes is that David checks on the crew while they are asleep, essentially he is alone. Ridley also had …

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Symbolic Analysis: The Covenant and Nostromo Patch

By Benjamin West - 1QFKub9RpoHOHg at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain ARK OF THE COVENANT (Heb. €aroôn, the common name for a “chest” or “coffer”). It was called the “ark of the covenant” (Numbers 10:33; Deuteronomy 31:26; Hebrews 9:4; etc.), because stored the Ten Commandments, and other holy artifacts; “the ark of …

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Parallel: Kane & David 8

Visual similarities in the composition of these two scenes, Kane awakens from Hypersleep. David 8 feels the holographic engineer pass through him, his awakening is a different sort. Now he knows he is no longer alone in the universe, he believes the Engineers to be superior beings in comparison to the Humans that engineered him. …

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