Fathom Events, TCM and Twentieth Century Fox present Alien in a special 40th anniversary event coming to select cinemas featuring exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies. Directed by Ridley Scott, the original sci-fi classic follows Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) investigating a suspected SOS on a remote planet and makes a terrifying discovery.
Harry Dean Stanton
Did You Know?
A sex scene between Dallas and Ripley was scripted, to show how casually the crew would solve long periods of abstinence. Another reference to this was a deleted scene where Ripley inquires with Lambert whether she ever had sex with Ash. The sex scene was ultimately not filmed, but Ridley Scott revived the idea for Prometheus (2012).
Watching it again reminded me how remarkably the sound engineers did their jobs. Listen to the subtly amplified heartbeat - Ripley's? the ship's? - that pulses under the soundtrack through the last 15 minutes.