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does this classic really not have its own thread? anyway

 

Alien originally was to conclude with the destruction of the Nostromo while Ripley escapes in the shuttle Narcissus. However, Scott conceived of a "fourth act" to the film in which the Alien appears on the shuttle and Ripley is forced to confront it. He pitched the idea to 20th Century Fox and negotiated an increase in the budget to film the scene over several extra days. Scott had wanted the Alien to bite off Ripley's head and then make the final log entry in her voice, but the producers vetoed this idea as they believed the Alien should die at the end of the film.

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I watched this recently when Amazon prime had it in 4k.  It's amazing how good it looks.  Ridley Scott and his production teams are amazing (blade runner).  In the extras I think they mentioned using take out containers for the ship's hallways.

 

That ending sounds borderline campy.  Glad they didn't do that!

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