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#070: (Pt. 1) Alien (1979) / Life (2017)

The new LIFE has come in for some pointed comparisons to Ridley Scott’s ALIEN, which seems like as good an excuse as any to revisit the unimpeachable 1979 space thriller. In this half of the conversation, we marvel at how a film so narratively economical can be so deliberately paced, and still manage to induce scares after multiple viewings. Plus, some feedback from our recent episodes on KONG: SKULL ISLAND and GET OUT.

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A biweekly roundtable by the former editorial team of The Dissolve examining how classic films inspire and inform modern movies.

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