Alien: 11 Things You Might Not Know About Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi Classic

By David Wharton | 7 years ago

Bolaji2) How do you make mimes scary?
At 7’2, graphic artist Bolaji Badejo already had the perfect build to bring the terrifying alien to life, but he also took Tai Chi and mime classes to help master the creature’s style of movement.

3) Lasers provided by The Who
The blue laser lights that hovered above the smoke in the creepy egg chamber were borrowed…from rock band The Who. The band was testing the lasers for one of their shows in the soundstage next door to where Alien was filming.

4) The Leatherface angle
Ridley Scott has said that three of his primary influences for Alien were 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars…and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Sorry, but Leatherface has never scared me nearly as much as the xenomorph did the first time I watched Alien.

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