June 22, 2016
The ’90s are alive in space with the sequels which have been derided and praised in equal measure. Drawing from the complex production histories of both movies, Andrea and Alex seek to understand the competing visions of the filmmakers and themes that underpin them. REQUIRED READING Alien 3. Dir David Fincher, 1992. Alien: Resurrection. Dir Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1997. EXTRA CREDIT Intertextuality: Hollywood’s New Currency – A video examination of Hollywood’s use of nostalgia as a tool of manipulation. The Origins of Farce – A history of the farce theatrical movement and France’s particular take on it. Image of the original newborn alien (NSFW). COURSE NOTES Intro song: Nail Ballet from Nightmare Picture Theatre, courtesy of James Zirco Fisher. LISTEN Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As…” to download the mp3.