Alien

Alien

by Roger Luckhurst

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Overview

A legendary fusion of science fiction and horror, Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) is one of the most enduring films of modern cinema – its famously visceral scenes acting like a traumatic wound we seem compelled to revisit.

Tracing the constellation of talents that came together to produce the film, Roger Luckhurst examines its origins as a monster movie script called Star Beast, dismissed by many in Hollywood as B-movie trash, through to its afterlife in numerous sequels, prequels and elaborations.

Exploring the ways in which Alien compels us to think about otherness, Luckhurst demonstrates how and why this interstellar slasher movie, this old dark house in space, came to coil itself around our darkest imaginings about the fragility of humanity.

This special edition features original cover artwork by Marta Lech.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838714284
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 07/25/2019
Series: BFI Film Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

ROGER LUCKHURST is Professor of Modern Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. His many books include The Trauma Question (2008), The Mummy's Curse (2012) and, in the BFI Film Classics series, The Shining (2013).
Roger Luckhurst is Professor of Modern Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. His many books include The Trauma Question (2008), The Mummy's Curse (2012), and 'Zombies: A Cultural History' (2015). He is the author of 'The Shining' in the BFI Film Classics series (2013).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.- 'Alien'.- Afterword: Growing Up with Alien.- Notes.- Credits.- Bibliography.

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Luckhurst offers many insights into characters and subtext that would presumably escape the average viewer of Ridley Scott's hugely successful SF/horror hybrid. But he also covers the gestation of the production, which is a fascinating story in itself, before dissecting the film to provide a pretty comprehensive and incisive analysis.' – Good Book Guide

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