An Alien in Hollywood is the story about the life and times of legendary filmmaker and “Godfather of Hollywood science fiction” Ronald Shusett. Unless you’re a Hollywood behind-the-scenes aficionado you've probably never heard of Ron. He is no less than the man who co-created, wrote, and produced three of the most influential, iconic and mind-blowing science fiction blockbusters in film history – Alien, Total Recall and Minority Report. His movies have grossed over one and a half billion dollars, have launched the careers of Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott, and turned Arnold Schwarzenegger into the #1 box office star in the world. Ron has been the inspiration for filmmakers like J.J. Abrams and James Cameron, and he made author Phillip K. Dick a household name. With the release of “Alien” Ron and his partner Dan O’Bannon spawned the “Alien Universe” and the first movie franchise in history. The series is hosted by Harry Duran and Robin Maxwell. Music by Vincent Covello and Vic Migenes Podcast Artwork by Barbara Mastej
00:14 – Robin and Harry share their favorite moments and stories from the season thus far
04:06 – Ron explains why he never used other films as inspiration for Alien
04:45 – The creation of the adult Alien creature
07:18 – How Ron’s editing advice led to one of the biggest scare scenes in Alien
11:11 – Ron describes the feeling of seeing his words come to life on the set
13:01 – Ron’s vision for the scene where Ripley escapes
16:10 – The...
00:16 – Robin tells the story of how she met Ron Shusett
02:58 – Introducing today’s episode, Alien: Nostromo
03:21 – Pre-production of Alien
04:56 – Casting Alien
05:46 – The controversy behind Sigourney Weaver landing the lead role of Ellen Ripley
09:27 – Figuring out the pacing of Alien
14:16 – An incredible crisis that developed among the actors of Alien
18:51 – Giving Hollywood executives an ultimatum
21:11 – The Ch...
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 wor...
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