Jon Sorenson

Haunting images from Ridley Scott’s Alien: Back when heroes were women, and effects were practical

Haunting images from Ridley Scott’s Alien: Back when heroes were women, and effects were practical

Alien is one of the best science fiction or horror films ever created. There is no use arguing, you know I'm right. This is an absolutely beautiful set of images from the creation of the practical effects, with a focus on the models of the film.

There is something so pure about practical effects, and we've lost much of that movie magic in the shift to CGI. These ships look real on a big screen; everything is solid and has weight. The design of these ships and environments, combined with the way they were shot, is just magical. It's great to be able to read these stories, and see these pictures.

I'm so happy that these are online, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.