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    Thread: Prometheus: Ridley Scott's Alien "Prequel" (kinda)

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      03-18-2012 11:00 PM #201
      I think people are getting carried away... That's what I think.

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      03-19-2012 12:58 PM #202
      I am pretty stoked about this.

      I honestly believe Alien to be one of the best photographed, lighted, framed and staged movies ever made. The sense of dread throughout has never been surpassed for me, with only the original Halloween and The Silence of the Lambs being equivalent.

      Prometheus is going to much louder, more colorful and large in scope, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. This could be an epic return for Ridley Scott.

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      03-19-2012 06:43 PM #203
      Quote Originally Posted by dubfan View Post
      I'm still not entirely convinced that this is LV-426, and that the derelict we see in the trailer is the one we see in Alien.
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      03-19-2012 07:26 PM #204
      Quote Originally Posted by ElixXxeR View Post
      Prometheus is going to much louder, more colorful and large in scope, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. This could be an epic return for Ridley Scott.
      I got all of my fingers and toes crossed.
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      03-20-2012 10:11 AM #205
      My guess is more of a "plot" was provided to draw audience members not immersed in the mythology of the film.

      Also, the BWAAH BWAHHH BWAHHH trailer trend is riding high.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...hlight=trailer

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      03-20-2012 01:34 PM #206
      Quote Originally Posted by Jman5000 View Post

      Also, the BWAAH BWAHHH BWAHHH trailer trend is riding high.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...hlight=trailer

      It's use here is clearly a throw back to the original ALIEN trailer.
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      03-20-2012 01:39 PM #207
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8Tquattro View Post
      It's use here is clearly a throw back to the original ALIEN trailer.
      God. Damn.

      Alien is such a spectacular film.

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      03-20-2012 02:26 PM #208
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8Tquattro View Post
      It's use here is clearly a throw back to the original ALIEN trailer.
      Not the "siren" sound, which yes is a nod to the 1979 film.

      I'm talking about the fade in/cut in, then BWAHHH, then quick dialogue, repeat. It kicks in around 1:20. A form of this has been in a ton of trailers recently.

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      03-20-2012 02:29 PM #209
      Quote Originally Posted by Jman5000 View Post
      Not the "siren" sound, which yes is a nod to the 1979 film.

      I'm talking about the fade in/cut in, then BWAHHH, then quick dialogue, repeat. It kicks in around 1:20. A form of this has been in a ton of trailers recently.

      Thought you were talking about the siren.
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      03-20-2012 07:44 PM #210
      Jean Giraud, AKA Moebius died a couple weeks back. He was a prolific illustrator & artist. I knew his work because I read the original Heavy Metal graphic comics back in the dark ages, the 1970's. I found out about Alien when I saw some of the illustrations Moebius did for it. He will be missed -

      http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar...ebius-20120311

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      One of his worlds (big image) -

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      03-22-2012 10:53 PM #211
      I got to say, im pretty pumped for this movie.

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      03-22-2012 11:08 PM #212
      There's been a new TV spot on during the NCAA tournament tonight. It is awesome. More footage on Earth.

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      03-23-2012 08:58 AM #213
      Showed it to my Wife who generally doesn't like these types of movies and she thought it looked awesome!
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      03-23-2012 04:59 PM #214
      There's been a ton of stuff released over the last week...

      Two new full-length trailers (one for the US and one for UK/International), two TV spots, a separate IMAX trailer, two new hi-res stills from unlocked codes at the viral/ARG web site, and a new puzzle at the viral/ARG site with all kinds of background info on Weyland.

      It's all easy enough to find, so I haven't been posting much. I'm assuming if you're reading this thread you've seen it all anyway, but if not lemme know and I'll post some (potentially spoilery) pics & links.

      Here's a cool animated gif (SPOILER WARNING, also 8MB) of the orrery someone made from the latest TV spot:

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      03-23-2012 09:39 PM #215
      Just saw the first commercial a few minutes ago on TV. Oh hell yes!

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    16. 03-23-2012 10:56 PM #216
      This looks really good.

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      03-25-2012 03:24 PM #217
      The international trailer...

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      03-25-2012 03:37 PM #218
      I just watched Alien for the first time, OMFG YOU JUST NOW WATCHED IT, and honestly i wasnt mind blown in the slightest. Good movie, but really makes me want to watch Prometheus now just to tie everything together in some way.

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      03-25-2012 09:09 PM #219
      Quote Originally Posted by AggvGtivr6 View Post
      I just watched Alien for the first time, OMFG YOU JUST NOW WATCHED IT, and honestly i wasnt mind blown in the slightest. Good movie, but really makes me want to watch Prometheus now just to tie everything together in some way.
      Well you wouldn't be since Hollywood has spent the last 30 years one upping on violence, gore, and creature design. The beauty lies in the fact that it holds up amazingly well for being that old, considering you can't really find a movie in the genre that doesn't steal from it is a testament to just how good and revolutionary it was when it came out. Not to diverge to another topic, but sadly I feel the first 30 minutes of Alien is the closest we'll ever get to a true Lovecraft movie.
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      03-25-2012 10:15 PM #220
      Quote Originally Posted by einvolk View Post
      Well you wouldn't be since Hollywood has spent the last 30 years one upping on violence, gore, and creature design. The beauty lies in the fact that it holds up amazingly well for being that old, considering you can't really find a movie in the genre that doesn't steal from it is a testament to just how good and revolutionary it was when it came out. Not to diverge to another topic, but sadly I feel the first 30 minutes of Alien is the closest we'll ever get to a true Lovecraft movie.
      Lovecraft movie?

      and i completely agree with your point. If i saw Alien when i came out, i have no doubt my mind would have been blown, just as listening to sabbath for the first time or the Beatles would have been the same experience, however i grew with such things always being present.

      I can appreciate it for what it is, and it is no doubt a great movie; but i missed out on it being the end all of sci-fi.

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      03-25-2012 11:26 PM #221
      Quote Originally Posted by AggvGtivr6 View Post
      Lovecraft movie?

      and i completely agree with your point. If i saw Alien when i came out, i have no doubt my mind would have been blown, just as listening to sabbath for the first time or the Beatles would have been the same experience, however i grew with such things always being present.

      I can appreciate it for what it is, and it is no doubt a great movie; but i missed out on it being the end all of sci-fi.
      I'm too lazy to actually explain it so...

      Lovecraftian Horror

      I've been stoked on Prometheus for a long time now, but I was really hoping for an At the Mountains of Madness movie, which was in the works but has since died out.
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      03-26-2012 07:13 AM #222
      Quote Originally Posted by 20DYNAMITE07 View Post
      The international trailer...


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      03-26-2012 08:07 AM #223
      Quote Originally Posted by AggvGtivr6 View Post
      Lovecraft movie?

      and i completely agree with your point. If i saw Alien when i came out, i have no doubt my mind would have been blown, just as listening to sabbath for the first time or the Beatles would have been the same experience, however i grew with such things always being present.

      I can appreciate it for what it is, and it is no doubt a great movie; but i missed out on it being the end all of sci-fi.
      I would've still hated the Beatles

      Both Alien and Blade Runner have stood up incredibly well. I can't wait for Prometheus. This looks amazing!
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      03-26-2012 09:08 AM #224
      Quote Originally Posted by AggvGtivr6 View Post
      i missed out on it being the end all of sci-fi.
      End-all? Maybe not.

      But Alien, Blade Runner, etc. have laid the foundation of inspiration for so many films that came after them, which is notable.

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      03-26-2012 12:18 PM #225
      The best way to appreciate Alien, IMO, is to watch it along with the sequel, Aliens.

      At the time (1986), the sequel was thought to be the better film. In fact, I remember the reviewers saying it was the first sequel that was better than the original film.

      Now...maybe not so much.

      When you watch them together, Aliens seems a bit dated. It's still a great film, don't get me wrong, and a classic in its own right. But there's something about all the ingredients of the first film -- cast, acting, art direction, production design, cinematography, script, etc. -- that's been rarely achieved in horror/sci-fi, either before or since.

      You could replace all the computers in Alien with transparent flat panel displays and maybe one or two effects shots and that film would be as fresh as yesterday.
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