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via Cinematical by Scott Weinberg on 5/20/09

It was only a matter of time before I pulled this one out, if only because Ridley Scott's A L I E N is my favorite film of all time and it has been for pretty much the whole of my life thus far. I could spend hours explaining why I love the film so much (as my close friends can no doubt attest), but a large portion of my favorite aspects are covered in this rather creepy trailer. Packed with pressured silences, bizarre sounds, flashing lights, and a mysteriously ferocious sense of menace, this trailer captures a lot of what makes the film work -- and there's no monster to be found anywhere in the clip, which I love.

Apparently the trailer did its job more than well enough. According to BOM, the film made just under $80 million in the summer of 1979. And I pity the man who decides it's time to remake this film. I will not be held responsible for my actions.


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