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Meet the Actors Inside Classic Full-Body Costumes

Their appearances in film are iconic and yet you never see their face. Here are the actors behind some classic costumed characters. Dan Richter, the Ape from 2001: Space Odyssey (1968, dir.: Stanley Kubrick) Richter was a poor, vagabond mime when Stanley Kubrick plucked him from obscurity to choreograph and star in the remarkable “Dawn Read MoreRead More

Sculpting the Alien Queen Head with Shane Mahan

Shane Mahan shows off his work on the Alien Queen in this behind the scenes article from the Stan Winston School of Character Arts. Character creators understand that when it comes to design, sculpture, mechanical and paint assignments, it’s all about the face. That’s what’s going to be seen on the poster. That’s what’s going to Read MoreRead More

Screenwriter Jon Spaihts On The Prometheus That Never Was

Screenwriter Jon Spaihts opens up about how the original script for Ridley Scott’s “prequel/reboot” dealt with the xenomorphs and David’s (the android’s) contempt for mankind. Screenwriters largely labour in silent anonymity. No-one’s heard of the project you’re working on, and many of those projects vanish into the void the moment you’re done. By the time Read MoreRead More