Nothing But Net
I’ve always been a big fan of the Alien series. I was a happy young child the Christmas I received a 12″ Alien action figure. I remember when the second movie, Aliens, came out I went to see it in the theater about a dozen times. Some of my friends at the time didn’t think it was as big of a deal as I did. It’s a damn sin Michael Biehn (Hicks) didn’t get paid well for his excellent work.
Later…in my college years, a friend hipped me to the movie Delicatessen. I was instantly hooked to Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s work in that film. It’s been my all time favorite piece of cinema since…so you can only imagine how excited I was to find out he was going to direct Alien Resurrection.
While trolling along through the second DVD of Alien Resurrection, I was stunned to find out Sigourney Weaver made that backhand basketball shot all by herself. No digital trickery, no guy off camera dropping it into the hoop. All net, all HER. I don’t know who I’d give a kidney to meet first, Sigourney Weaver, H.R. Giger, or Jean-Pierre Jeunet. x}