Check out Alien storyboards by Ridley Scott!
Every Friday I feature artwork from a classic of science fiction cinema. This week's "Flashback Friday" post is on Alien (1979)
There are many great directors that are fine artists in their own right. Ridley Scott is one of those directors has done many storyboards and drawings for his films. Recently "Stan Winston School" released some storyboards of the chestburster scene on the school's Facebook page.
Ridley Scott is a professional film director who's worked on Hollywood films like Blade Runner (1982), Prometheus (2012) and Legend (1985).
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The storyboard describes the scene:
"Creature punches of of [sic] Kane's chest. As it gets its bearings then it runs out of the light - disappears!"
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What do you think of the storyboards? If you've seen Alien what do you think of the chestburster scene?
Official Alien Synopsis
"The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, "Aliens."
Directed by Ridley Scott
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton
Cinematography by Derek Vanlint
Production Design by Michael Seymour
Release date: May 25, 1979
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