Alien is perhaps the most successful marriage of science fiction and suspense
Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien stands apart from the several sequels (each helmed by a different director); neither an action blockbuster nor a typical horror film, the original Alien is perhaps the most successful marriage of science fiction and suspense. The film has been the subject of a surprising volume of scholarly criticism, referenced not only in film theory but also examined through the lenses of feminism, art history and comparative literature. Now thirty years old, the film's Academy Award-winning visual effects (especially the alien creature, designed by artist H.R. Giger) have aged well -- the film still looks and feels like a conceivable dystopian future, and has avoided much of the campiness that dates other sci-fi films of this vintage.
....expect between half an hour to an hour of discussion following the movie viewing
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