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To celebrate #AlienDay426, Film Faculty contributors Leslie-Ann Scullion, Jason Beaulieu and Carrie Lynn have a round table discussion about Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) hosted by Jason Michael (Film Faculty). Speakers discuss the following topics:
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Question 1: What was your introduction to Alien? (@1:00)
Question 2: What was your initial reaction to the film? (@8:43)
Question 3: Which is your favorite film? (@15:34)
Dissecting Alien: themes, motifs, visual language and criticism (@20:31)
Final Question: How does Alien relate to today? (@1:01:28)
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Bolich, Celia Madeline. “_Alien_Thoughts: Spectatorial Pleasure and Mind Reading in Ridley Scott’s Horror Film.” University of South Florida Scholar Commons, 2011. Print. (http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/3012)
Bundtzen, Lynda K. “Monstrous Mothers: Medusa, Grendel, and now Alien.” The Gendered Cyborg: A Reader. Kirkup, Gill, Linda Janes, Kathryn Woodward and Fiona Hovenden, eds. London: Routledge, 2000. 101-09.