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Old 16 March 2009, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Troberg View Post
While we are at it, I've heard similar claims about the "alien jumping out of John Hurt's belly" scene in Alien. To me, it seems a bit odd, given that the special effects probably needed some plumbing that would be obvious to anyone watching the scene from an angle not visible from the camera. Anyone who knows?
For a one-off scene like that, I'd have thought there'd be too much risk of an unprepared person doing something really unpredictable that would spoil the take anyway... it's surely not a scene they'd want to film twice if they could avoid it, so it seems a bit silly to leave the reactions to chance.
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