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Alien - Birth of a Hollywood Blockbuster
Episode 125th April 2019 • An Alien in Hollywood - Ronald Shusett • Harry Duran
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00:13 – Harry introduces his new podcast, An Alien in Hollywood

02:11 – Robin describes Ron Shusett

05:04 – How Harry met Robin

07:24 – Robin breaks down the format of the first few episodes of this podcast

09:01 – The genesis of the movie Alien

14:47 – The progress Dan O’Bannon made on the first act of Alien

15:46 – How Ron came up with the solution of how the alien gets on board

17:03 – How Dan met H.R. Giger, the man who eventually worked on the design work for Alien

20:15 – Ron tells the story of how Roger Corman came aboard for Alien

25:36 – How Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill influenced the production of Alien

27:27 – The story of how Ridley Scott came on as the director of Alien

29:42 – Ron recounts moments of discouragement he felt while trying to get this movie made

31:22 – Ridley Scott’s vision for Alien

33:18 – Why the Giler/Hill draft of the Alien script didn’t work

37:27 – The vindication Ron and Dan felt when Ridley sided with their script

Music by Vincent Covello and Vic Migenes

Artwork by Barbara Mastej

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