Ep. 48: ALIEN (1979) - Get Outta Here, Roger Ebert!


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**This episode was recorded remotely** Get outta here, Roger Ebert! Alien (1979) is an awesome film! This week your favorite ghouls discuss Ridley Scott's sophomore masterpiece in sci-fi and terror! Discussions include but are not limited to: Archaic Mothers, Ripley's feminism, gender, the patriarchy in space, and Jung's theory on the Shadow Self! Thanks to Lily LeBlanc for our theme song: www.lilythecomposer.com Buy some coffee from our sponsors: www.recesscoffee.com Resources: "The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative" By Sandra Jackson & Julie Moody-Freeman "Interstellar Sleep Produces Such Matriarchal Monsters" By Davina Quinlivan "Alien Thoughts: Mind Reading and Spectatorial Pleasure in Ridley Scott’s Horror Film" by Cecilia Madeline Bolich https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=4207&context=etd “Woman: The Other Alien in Alien” by Tom Shone https://slate.com/culture/2012/06/prometheus-why-are-academics-so-obsessed-with-ridley-scotts-alien-and-its-sequels.html "The First Action Heroine" by Xan Brooks https://www.theguardian.com/film/2009/oct/13/ridley-scott-alien-ripley "GENDER AND THE HORROR FILM: BIRTH, RAPE AND FEMALE SEXUALITY IN RIDLEY SCOTT’S ALIEN (1979)" by Jake Martyn Bogira https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316657606_Gender_and_the_Horror_Film_Birth_Rape_and_Female_Sexuality_in_Ridley_Scott's_Alien_1979 'Alien' Is Sci-Fi Horror's Most Feminist Movie Franchise https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/qvdn4d/alien-is-sci-fi-horrors-most-feminist-movie-franchise "Illusionary Strength: An Analysis of Female Empowerment in Science Fiction and Horror Films in Fatal Attraction, Aliens, and The Stepford Wives" by Jennifer Lynn Ruben ‘Alien’ Revisited: Nearly Four Decades Later, Ripley Is Still the Boundary-Busting Heroine We Deserve by Kate Erbland https://www.indiewire.com/2017/05/alien-ripley-heroine-ridley-scott-sigourney-weaver-1201817775/ "Why Alien is one of the most influential movies ever made" by Peter Howell https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2015/09/03/a-parasite-to-remember-why-alien-is-one-of-the-most-influential-movies-ever-made.html "Reassessing Alien: Sexuality and the Anxieties of Men" By Jason Haggstrom http://reel3.com/reassessing-alien-sexuality-and-the-anxieties-of-men/ (In)alienable Rights: Property, Feminism, and the Female Body from Ann Radcliffe to the Alien Films by Lauren Fitzgerald https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/ron/2001-n21-ron433/005961ar/ Ripley, Sexism, and Classism in ‘Aliens’ by Adam Sherman http://www.btchflcks.com/2016/07/ripley-sexism-and-classism-in-aliens.html#.XGSKRxlKjfY "Alien" as an Abortion Parable by John L. Cobbs (Literature/Film Quarterly Vol. 18, No. 3 (1990), pp. 198-201 (4 pages). Sigourney Weaver on Ellen Ripley (AFI) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zev0m1Gmw0g

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