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Damn, this looks awesome.
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I read the leaked script treatment. The ending does connect with the original movie
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Is it online? if so mind providing a link?
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I read the leaked script treatment. The ending does connect with the original movie

I thought that was confirmed as a hoax, no?
post #140 of 689
Very excited for this.
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I thought that was confirmed as a hoax, no?

Didn't know about this. I read it back in December. But you're right.

This is good for me, actually. I was having regrets about reading it.
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I watched a bit of the original Alien again last night (for about the 50th time or so). I got to wondering about the symbolism of the ship's name. Wikipedia confirmed for me that the ship is named for the Joseph Conrad novel, which I have not read. The ship in Aliens is also named from the novel, for the port city Sulaco. Anybody have any thoughts about this?

I've also wondered about the Egyptian imagery in the Nostromo's logo, did Scott have some deeper meaning in mind for it?

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I watched a bit of the original Alien again last night (for about the 50th time or so). I got to wondering about the symbolism of the ship's name. Wikipedia confirmed for me that the ship is named for the Joseph Conrad novel, which I have not read. The ship in Aliens is also named from the novel, for the port city Sulaco. Anybody have any thoughts about this?
I've also wondered about the Egyptian imagery in the Nostromo's logo, did Scott have some deeper meaning in mind for it?
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Read this quote in a David Milch/Micheal Mann interview:

"With Nostromo, Joseph Conrad said that he had wanted to write a novel about the degradation of an idea."

???

Any lit majors reading this thread?
post #144 of 689
Not a lit major by any stretch, but I always assumed that the ship was named Nostromo because, in the book (huge spoilers):
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Nostromo is entrusted by a group of wealthy people with something extremely valuable and important. However, it is this item that eventually leads to him getting killed in something of an accident.

This hypothesis as to the rationale for the name is supported by the revelation that the company knew at least something about what the ship was sent to retrieve, and that it was highly valuable to them.
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Read this quote in a David Milch/Micheal Mann interview:
"With Nostromo, Joseph Conrad said that he had wanted to write a novel about the degradation of an idea."
???
Any lit majors reading this thread?
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Originally Posted by dwyhajlo View Post

Not a lit major by any stretch, but I always assumed that the ship was named Nostromo because, in the book (huge spoilers): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Nostromo is entrusted by a group of wealthy people with something extremely valuable and important. However, it is this item that eventually leads to him getting killed in something of an accident.
This hypothesis as to the rationale for the name is supported by the revelation that the company knew at least something about what the ship was sent to retrieve, and that it was highly valuable to them.

+1. Not a lit major, but I've read most everything Conrad's written (Nostromo might be my least favorite, actually). This is what I always gathered from the name. And FWIW, bishops (and "Cardinal-Archbishops) play a major role in the novel.
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potential spoilers, seems legit. somebody spent a lot of time geeking out to this
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potential spoilers, seems legit. somebody spent a lot of time geeking out to this Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
120m3as.jpg[/URL]

Damn. That's impressive.
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Damn. That's impressive.

+1

Wow.
post #149 of 689
Pretty cool. Makes me want to watch it more
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Pretty cool. Makes me want to watch it more

I don't think it's possible for me. It's my 2nd most anticipated film of the year, behind the next Batman. smile.gif
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