Los Angeles: Brandywine Productions, 1978. Revised Final Draft script for the 1979 British-American film. The script, with screenwriting credits for Walter Hill and David Giler, and story credits for Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, was made late in post production after principal photography had been completed, and features a note, following the title page, by screenwriters Hill and Giler, noting the "script reflects dialogue changes added in post production for story clarification," including computer readout information, effects shots, and scene transpositions and omissions.
One of the greatest science fiction/horror films ever made, based on an original story by screenwriters O'Bannon and Shusett, and the auspicious debut of Ridley Scott. Ridley's franchise is so rich in themes and expandability that it has generated three sequels and two prequels of comparable (or nearly comparable) artistic merit. The infamous "chest bursting" scene paved the way for future horror films to feature gore in more imaginative ways (but also caused viewers to vomit in theaters upon its initial release).
Returning home from a mission, the crew of the spacecraft Nostromo is aroused by the ship's computer to answer a distress signal from a nearby planet. The rescue team, lead by Capt. Dallas (Tom Skerritt), discovers a bizarre pod field with pods housing unseen terror.
Shot on location in England.
Winner of an Academy Award for Best Effects.
Green untitled Twentieth Century-Fox wrappers. Title page present, dated December 28, 1978, noted as Revised Final Draft, with credits for screenwriters Walter Hill and David Giler, and story credits for Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett. 85 leaves, with last page of text numbered 82. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.
National Film Registry. Clover, Men, Women and Chainsaws. Ebert II.