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Because, Awesome: Behind-the-Scenes ‘Aliens’ Chestburster Test Footage
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The Stan Winston School blog posted a video detailing behind-the-scenes footage during the creation of the “chestburster” alien from James Cameron’s 1986 film, Aliens.

The video is narrated by director Stephen Norrington (Blade), who was part of the creature effects team for the film and built the cable-controlled chestburster puppet.

Check out the AWESOME vid here after the jump.

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Manic Manifesto: ‘In The Clutch Of A Titan’ Remembering Ray Harryhausen
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A Tribute to the work of Ray Harryhausen, his Special Effect on me, public imagination, and the film industry. Plus a review of the 2013 UK release of Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan.

“This is Dynamation!”

MYSTERIOUS”¦

Whenever that spark is reignited, when a distant memory resurfaces, it brings back all the emotions attached and warm sentimentality”¦

Surprisingly, I was walking through town, past our own chain newsagent to see a huge window display of the latest LEGO Minifigures. Big advertising hoarding passes most people by, with people not registering what they are seeing, unlike the near-future mass explosion advertising found in Transmetropolitan or Minority Report. But I digress… being the big kid I am, this advertising had one character front and centre staring back at me and I said “˜I MUST HAVE IT’. An unexplainable feeling that washes over you that words just couldn’t justify”¦

The Minifig in question was a Cyclops.

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