#20 From the Twitter archives, part 5: Fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage
Socioeconomic critique in the Alien films.
No more heroes
One of the themes of 70s Hollywood productions, outside the burgeoning blockbuster genre, was an antiheroic vision of life. Ordinary, flawed people in tough, often existentially unsettling situations. In Alien, spacefaring has become a mundane job.
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