Overview Block Six

The Film that Never Ages: Alec Gillis (Creature Effects Coordinator, Aliens), Tom Woodruff Jr. (Creature Effects Coordinator, Aliens) and Matt Winston (Co-Founder, Stan Winston School) discuss how the sets, models, and complete lack of CGI give Aliens an authenticity that would be hard to beat with today’s technology.

The Battle with the British Crew: With great humor (in hindsight), James Cameron and his cast recall the culture clash with the dyed-in-the-wool British crew: the tensions, stand-offs, and the legendary confrontation between Cameron and a tea lady, and how the edginess on set fed into the tension within the movie.