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07 JANUARY 2014

Prometheus: speculating about the creators of humanity

"At some point in the film's development it was planned that the Engineers, the creators of humanity, were gearing up to destroy us for the crime of crucifying Christ, who was a representative of the gods. 'We definitely did [plan that],' Scott told movies.com, 'and then we thought it was a little too on the nose. But if you look at it as an 'our children are misbehaving down there' scenario, there are moments where it looks like we've gone out of control, running around with armor and skirts, which of course would be the Roman Empire. And they were given a long run. A thousand years before their disintegration actually started to happen. And you can say, 'Lets' send down one more of our emissaries to see if he can stop it.' Guess what? They crucified him.'

It seems ridiculous to propose that a Jewish man at the time of Augustus and Tiberius was an eight-foot tall milk-white alien. Though some Biblical scholars posit that Christ, as characterised by St Paul in the earliest Christian texts, may have been an angelic or non-corporeal being, it is not a widely disseminated theory. If it's difficult to convince some that Christ was not a man, it would be harder to convince audiences that he was an alien."

(Seonaidh Ceannéidigh, 21 July 2013)

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2012 • 2093 • alienAlien (film)alien beingsalien race • angelic • Augustus • being • Biblical scholars • Carlos Huante • Creator Beings • creators of humanity • Engineer (creator being) • godsJesus Christmankind • Michael Fassbender • Neville Page • non-corporeal being • Prometheus (2012) • Prometheus (mythology)Ridley ScottRoman Empiresci-fispeciesspeculative fiction • Tiberius

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Simon Perkins
18 MARCH 2011

The Art of the Title Sequence: a compendium

"A compendium and leading web resource of film and television title design from around the world. We honor the artists who design excellent title sequences. We discuss and display their work with a desire to foster more of it, via stills and video links, interviews, creator notes, and user comments."

(Ian Albinson)

Fig.1 Ian Albinson, David Horridge, M. Keegan Uhl, Bill Simmon (2011). 'A Brief History of Title Design', Music: RJD2 "Ghostwriter"

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Alien (film) • Anatomy of a Murder • animation • Barbarella • Brazil (1985) • Bullitt • Buried (film) • Cape Fear • Carnivale (film) • Casino Royale • Catch Me If You Can • cinemaCitizen Kane • compendium • compilationcredit sequence • Dawn of the Dead • Delicatessen (film) • design formalism • Dexter • Do The Right Thing • Donnie BrascoDr Strangelove (1964) • Dr. No • Enter the Void (2009) • Fallen Angel • Fight Club (1999) • film • Forrest Gump • Freaked • Goldfinger • Grand Prix • Gun CrazyHollywood • Intolerance (film) • Iron Man (film) • Juno • King KongLady in the Lake (1947) • Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events • Machete • Mad Men • Make Way For Tomorrow • Mean Streets • Mimic (film) • Mission Impossible • Modern Times (1936) • motion designmotion graphicsmotion graphics timeline • My Man Godfrey • Natural Born Killers • North by Northwest • Phantom of the Opera • Psycho • Raging Bull • Reservoir Dogs (1992) • RJD2 • Robin Hood • Saturday Night Fever • Scott Pilgrim vs the World • Se7ensequence design • Sherlock Holmes • Singing in the Rain • Six Feet Under • Soylent Green • Star WarssupermanTexas • The Fall (film) • The Island of Dr. Moreau • The Kingdom • The Maltese Falcon • The Man With the Golden Arm • The Naked Gun • The Pink Panther • The Social Network • The Terminator • The Thing • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre • The Untouchables • title sequenceTo Kill a Mockingbird • Up In The Air • Vertigo (1958)visual communicationvisual designvisual identityvisual spectacle • Wall-E • Zombieland

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Simon Perkins
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