Alien in “3D”: Just one frame (or, Who put the mise in the mise en scène?).

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Blogger Jim Emerson takes a brief look at an iconic scene from ALIEN.

 

 

 

Look at the frame-grab above from Ridley Scott’s “Alien” (1979). I’m not making any high claims for it as a masterpiece of composition, or saying that it has great meaning in the context of the movie, or that it expresses anything typical/archetypal about Scott’s style or values (aesthetic, moral). But it sure is a pleasure to take in.

Read the rest at: Alien in “3D”: Just one frame | Scanners | Roger Ebert

 

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