Ridley Scott

Ridley [Scott] was a first-time director at one point. David Cronenberg the same. I’m always interested and looking for new talent, and so you do take a risk and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. For me it’s important to keep that connection to the new talent that’s coming through as well as the talent that’s already established.
— Michael Fassbender

 Art of The Scene - Alien chestburster

A newborn Xenomorph bursting violently from John Hurt’s chest is one of the most iconic, and important, scenes in science fiction or horror movie history.  Ridley Scott’s Alien is still one of the most terrifying horror films and interesting science fiction films in American Cinema history. From the humanizing, lived-in environment of the Nostromo ship, to the genius creature design, to the genuine surprise on the faces of the cast when the Alien chestburster bursted out…