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Alien is a 1979 science horror film directed by Ridley Scott, Tom Skerritt and Sigourney Weaver. The film's refers to its primary character: a highly aggressive extra-terrestrial creature that stalks and kills the of a spaceship. The alien gets onto the ship after the crew board a derelict alien spacecraft. Inside it they find the remains of a large alien whose ribs appear to have been exploded outward from the inside. They discover a huge room containing many eggs, one of which a creature that attaches itself to the face of one of the crew. They return to their spaceship and the starts as terrible things happen to the crew as they try to find and the alien.

Alien received both critical acclaim and box office . It also received an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. It has remained highly in subsequent decades. In 2008, it was as the seventh-best film in the science fiction by the American Film Institute, and as the thirty-third greatest movie of all by Empire magazine. Movie critic Roger Ebert wrote: “One of the great strengths of Alien is its . It takes its time. It waits. It allows .” The success of Alien generated a media franchise of novels, comic books, video games, and toys, as well as three and two prequels. It also launched Weaver's acting career by providing her with her first lead role.



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