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Cinephile Saturday: Aliens

December 09, 2023 Steve
Film Chewing
Cinephile Saturday: Aliens
Show Notes

 We're inviting you on an immersive journey as we unlock the mysteries of the iconic film that continues to influence the franchise. Together with our insightful guests, authors Susanna Imaginario and Anthony Self, we're peeling back the layers of this cinematic masterpiece, diving into its dynamic characters, and startling transformations.

Buckle up as we break new ground discussing the legacy of strong female leads in sci-fi. We shed light on how Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor disrupted traditional female tropes,, We also dissect the manipulative character of Burke in Aliens, reflecting on his motives and the potential implications of his actions. Our conversation doesn't shy away from the provocative questions surrounding the origin of the alien species, nor does it skip over dissecting intriguing plot holes.

As we round off our discussion, we unveil the technical brilliance behind Aliens. We marvel at the attention to detail in the production design, discuss the analogies to the Vietnam War and appreciate the futuristic pop color of Burke's suit. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the Alien franchise or a newcomer exploring the series, this episode promises to satiate your curiosity with our in-depth exploration of Aliens. 
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