In a recent interview with media, director of 1979’s Horror/Sci-fi ‘Alien’ talks about one of the most gruesome practical-effects in history of movie making.
The chestburster scene of Ridley Scott’s 1979 ‘Alien’ is regarded as a marvelous instance of practical-effects and what makes it so impressive is a genuinely shocked reaction of actors there as Scott famously kept his cast in the dark.
Scott said in an interview that the scene impressed even Stanley Kubrick, who asked how he pulled it off.
“I remember Stanley Kubrick called me up saying, ‘How’d you do that?'” Scott said. “[Kubrick] said, ‘I’ve run it through slowly, I can’t see the cut.’ And I just said that much. He said, ‘OK, I got it. I got it, it worked.’”
Scott said the scene was shot by multiple cameras in one take, “because once I blew blood all over that set there was no cleaning it up…I kept it very much from the actors and I kept the actual little creature, whatever that would be, from the actors.”
The flick follows the crew of a spacecraft, Nostromo, intercepting a distress signal from a planet and they set out to investigate it. However, to their horror, they are attacked by an alien later on invading their ship.
According to a media report, the next movie from 'Alien' franchise is in the script phase with Scott in the director's chair.