photo(s) for weekend

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14 min.. and she’s going down the elevator.. to see “it”

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here’s music just when elevator opened and she realized “it” had followed her up..

you know you have seen the movie enough times when you can associate every second in the score with a scene in head. have a wonderful weekend! don’t forget to check out the full moon, saw it out my office window last night!

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writing-challenged opera-addict

11 Responses to photo(s) for weekend

  1. Eyesometric says:

    But I don’t know what the movie is!! The music is very atmospheric and one can guess what is going on – except for the ending where it goes calm and quiet. Help.

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    • stray says:

      It has Wagner horns and punctuations from Stravinsky and Holst, so whatever it is it must involve parasitic exoskeletal creatures with complex mandibular structures and saliva made of acid.

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    • thả diều says:

      Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Aliens, one of my favorite movies! I read somewhere the character was originally written as a male role but after she auditioned they reconsidered and changed it to a female one.. and she outdueled Meryl Streep (!!) for the role in the end. I glad she did! don’t let the guns (she only grabbed them when they were utmost necessary) or the film category (horror??) bother you, her characterization is simply iconic: a first in leading female action/sci-fi hero. and I love the way she portrayed the character (who happens to be female) as a human with great instinct to survive without straying into stereotypical tough/macho/butch look. Both the original “Alien” (1979) and the sequel “Aliens” (1986, this post) are great, but for slightly different reason. the 2nd one we see much more Ellen Ripley as a person. ok, i temporary done raving about it, you go find if you might be interested in sci-fi and ms. Ripley ;-).

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    • thả diều says:

      ps- here‘s a good read from theguardian

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  2. Eyesometric says:

    So far I have not found the full movie but a documentary on the making of it plus Aliens and Cowboys! I sense your enthusiasm so will keep trying!

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    • stray says:

      If you decide to wade in, you will want to start with Alien, Ridley Scott’s original. It’s a serious horror flick that works by suspense and (mostly) suggestion, and of course it has That Famous John Hurt Scene.

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