Alien (1979) Scene Notes for Session 4

Ambience Sound of chains dangling and rain falling
Where? Room is large with industrial architecture
LightingDark and intense with light slightly looming over everything
1st 1/3 shots (buildup)Everything shot to set the stage. Camera looming over character almost like a predator stalking prey.
2nd 1/3 shots (tension)Close ups of character and cat while alien approaches from behind
3rd 1/3 shots (payoff)Series of fast cuts when character is killed by alien, almost like a stretched jump scare. showing little bits and details that you can pick up if you squint your eyes.

Ends with close up of cats face.

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Robbie Vandormolen

I am a Sophomore at Capital High School.

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