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Old December 20 2008, 04:30 AM   #16
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Re: Which writers/directors would you have picked for ALIEN(S) sequels

ATTENTION EVERYONE:

ALIEN 3 is on RIGHT NOW on Encore Action. How funny is that?

Lucky coincidence huh?
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Old December 20 2008, 05:12 AM   #17
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^ And the workprint edition is playing in my DVD player
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Old December 20 2008, 06:01 AM   #18
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^That's certainly the best version.
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Old December 20 2008, 06:12 AM   #19
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^ On the ending now with Ripley turning on the sprinklers.

I still hate that AHA! music cue when Morse screams to turn on the sprinklers.
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Old December 21 2008, 02:47 PM   #20
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Right now, I'd either go with Guillermo del Toro or Christopher Nolan for a future film. Get Weaver back and forget the AVP bullshit and I'll watch it for sure.
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Old December 21 2008, 04:21 PM   #21
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Re: Which writers/directors would you have picked for ALIEN(S) sequels

We don't need to forget AvP, I mean none of them were in the future so we can just tell new stuff in the future without referencing AvP.
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Old December 21 2008, 06:39 PM   #22
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They picked very good directors for all 3 sequels, unfortunately Cameron was the only one who truly delivered on the potential. But I think perhaps the studio was to blame for the creative failure of the other 2. Certainly Fincher's movie.
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Old December 21 2008, 06:44 PM   #23
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Re: Which writers/directors would you have picked for ALIEN(S) sequels

Ridley Scott did a great job with his flick and brought out its' full potential. As for A3 and Fincher, the studio interfered a lot but Fincher still managed to make a good movie (yes yes, Newt and Hicks died. But the Producers planned to kill them off as early as 1988). A3 did make the second most money of all the films (internationally).

Aliens was good for an 80s action film, but I started to like it less when I found out Cameron basically plagiarized a 50s flick called "Them!" to make it. It was the Harlan Ellison thing all over again...
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Old December 21 2008, 07:08 PM   #24
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They picked very good directors for all 3 sequels, unfortunately Cameron was the only one who truly delivered on the potential. But I think perhaps the studio was to blame for the creative failure of the other 2. Certainly Fincher's movie.
Jeunet was forced to cut entire set pieces because there wasn't enough money allocated in the budget. I'd say that's a studio problem.

Plus there's Joss Whedon's script, which, as is usual for his style, depends a lot on dialogue. Jeunet was just learning English at the time, so its no surprise he couldn't realize that facet of the script (visually, the film looks amazing). On the other hand, Whedon's script has problems anyway, so I'm not sure a director with a better hand on the language could have done better.
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Old December 21 2008, 07:14 PM   #25
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Well, RES was basically Whedon's prototype for Firefly. Right?
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