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Oct022011

Nostromo Crew Portraits

Here is surely one of the best cast group-portrait photographs ever taken. There's something about the Nostromo crew that makes them incredibly photogenic. The casting in Alien was superb and complemented the script perfectly, bringing us one of the most beleivable space-teams ever seen on-screen. Such great costumes too. So I thought I'd share some of my favourite portraits of these excellently portrayed characters. One thing about photographs like this that I always find really interesting is the relative heights of the actors. When you watch a film, you're generally closer in on their faces and upper body most of the time and it's difficult to get a sense of how tall or short the actors are in relation to each other. When you get them in an image like this there's no confusing the issue. Look how small Ian Holm looks compared to Sigourney Weaver! She looks like she'd kick his arse.

Harry Dean Stanton is such a dude. I can watch him in anything.

There was another cast member that often gets overlooked, Bodaji Badejo as the Alien.

They even look great together when they're hanging out drinking coffee at premieres.

 

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Reader Comments (5)

Brilliant stuff, thanks for posting it. The ship and crew are drawn so strongly that you get a real sense of the lives and histories being torn apart by the alien, without having to resort to clumsy exposition.

October 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDXN

Not to sound like a smart ass, but -- there was a guy inside of that alien suit? Bodaji Badejo's work on the film was certainly convincing; I'll have to watch the film yet again with an eye toward appreciating his performance.

As for Harry Dean Stanton being invariably watchable, right on. One supposes that you've seen 'Paris, Texas', but if not you're in for a real treat.

October 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbushidonixon

Brilliant movie and a very convincing crew. The Nostromo and her crew were very realistic depictions of what may be to come with the industrialization of space. Too often you see utopian futures where everyone is in spandex. This gritty look into the future adds a great level of depth and really helps you to feel emotions for these hard working individuals that were sent on the wrong mission...

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGreg Holbert

Plot Hole:

A single egg was visibly aboard the Sulaco, where did it come from?

Can anyone answer this?

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJason Nesmith

The egg on the sulaco came from the alien queen!

May 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGraham

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