notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-06-27

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“ I wanted to imply that poor old England is back on its feet and has united with the Japanese, who have taken over the building of spaceships the same way they have now with cars and supertankers. In coming up with a strange company name I thought of British Leyland and Toyota, but we obviously couldn’t use Leyland-Toyota in the film. Changing one letter gave me Weylan, and Yutani was a Japanese neighbor of mine. ”

Ron Cobb, designer for Alien, quoted in Dressing the Future at Strange Shapes, a blog about the Alien series.

The actual name of The Company wasn’t mentioned until the third film, but there was a logo design as early as the first.

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Dressing The Future | Strange Shapes, via migurski, this mission patch from Alien

commemorates the establishment of United Kingdom settlements on Mars and Titan. Worn only by Kane. This patch also adorns Jones’ cat box.

Dressing The Future | Strange Shapes, via migurski, this mission patch from Alien

commemorates the establishment of United Kingdom settlements on Mars and Titan. Worn only by Kane. This patch also adorns Jones’ cat box.

2012-04-01

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Left: Sigourney Weaver, Alien, 1979.

Right: Anna Fisher, NASA, early 1980s.

2012-03-18

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Thirty Five Images of Space Helmet Reflections by Eric Ulrich.
I’ve been able to use Google Images and their nifty “upload an image and we’ll match it” to figure out the source of thirty one of the images. Top to bottom, left to right:
2001, Sbtrkt, Solaris (2002), 2001, Explore the Unknown
The Astronaut Farmer, Radiohead, unknown, Moon, The Right Stuff
Alien, Up In The Air, unknown, Barbarella, Getty Images
Space Cowboys, Anna Fisher, iStockPhoto, unknown, Moon
2001, Apollo 13, 2001, Hubert Vykukal, 2001
Solaris (2002), Space Odyssey, Space Camp, 2001, Alien
2001, 2001, Cargo, Richard Branson, unknown
If you know the provenance of the final four, please let me know.

Thirty Five Images of Space Helmet Reflections by Eric Ulrich.

I’ve been able to use Google Images and their nifty “upload an image and we’ll match it” to figure out the source of thirty one of the images. Top to bottom, left to right:

If you know the provenance of the final four, please let me know.

2012-03-14

Rewatching Alien(s)

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toffeemilkshake:

Strangely I’ve been thinking a lot about Alien and Aliens recently, and specifically about the costumes and sets. It’s been ages since I saw any of these films, pre-DVD I think.

I haven’t seen either Alien or Aliens for a good while. I think today’s posts show it’s time to change that (even though I find the former to be a bit too much of a horror film for my liking). I’m undecided on whether to go as far as the next two in the series, but the first are definitely classics.

(via toffeemilkshake)

2012-03-13

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Costumes in Alien, from an excellent post on uniforms and characterisation, the first in a series on the films, at Hello Tailor. (via)

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