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Old 03-25-19, 10:02 PM
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This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

Almost everything at this production was made from recycled scrap and things they found on hand. The total budget for the production was about $5,000 and it was such a hit they will be adding additional performances before the end of the year.

In the videos below you will see them discribe the props and they are pretty impressive.





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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

Alien is one of my favorite movies of all time. This looks incredible. Major kudos to the high school kids.
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

This is 100% badass!
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

wow, very cool.
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

This is the future of great filmmaking: kids who are not afraid in this era of technology to go back to the beginning, armed with almost nothing, and force our imaginations to run wild.
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

Already looks better than Covenant and better acting.

Looking forward to more sequels since Mr. Scott can't come up with anything other than trash.
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

Reminds me of Rushmore.

Note to adults: This is NOT an indication that doing a Broadway version of Alien with adults would in anyway be good.
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

That gives me an idea.

I know that Alien appeals to a certain mindset, while the usual high school performances appeal to a different crowd.

Maybe I should suggest Alien v Mary Poppins to attract a bigger audience?

"Variety gives four stars to the scene where Mary fends off face-huggers with her magical umbrella!"

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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

Coolness all around.
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

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Reminds me of Rushmore.

Note to adults: This is NOT an indication that doing a Broadway version of Alien with adults would in anyway be good.
Cats, only done with Aliens.
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

But who would play Jonesy


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That is frigging awesome. When I was in high school we just did lame plays like "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown".
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

I’ve seen some pretty insane high school productions on youtube.

Here are a couple of them putting on Phantom of the Opera:

Beware, these are the full play. First one is in two parts. The bit everyone wants to see starts at about twenty-five minutes into both.




I can’t image what kind of shitshow my high school would have put on with Phantom. Cardboard props falling apart, everyone singing off-key.
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

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That is frigging awesome. When I was in high school we just did lame plays like "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown".
My high school did that one too. I wasn't in it but I was the lighting director. Geeeeze I can still remember that song.
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

Considering Disney now owns Fox, all I could think when hearing about this is the cease and desist letter/potential lawsuit coming to school officials. I guess the play is over now, right? But I wonder if the Mouse House will try to take all the video clips down.
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

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Considering Disney now owns Fox, all I could think when hearing about this is the cease and desist letter/potential lawsuit coming to school officials. I guess the play is over now, right? But I wonder if the Mouse House will try to take all the video clips down.
That would make it an illegal Alien
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

There’s a 20th anniversary performance of Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall on dvd. Those high school performances are way better regarding staging and effects.
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

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That would make it an illegal Alien




Good for these kids, that looks like it was a lot of fun.
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

Originally Posted by Quatermass View Post
That would make it an illegal Alien


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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Students at North Bergen High School in New Jersey recently put on an AMAZING production of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Alien?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Alien</a>. Hollywood noticed. And so did... the Queen. <a href="https://t.co/u3iNOgk8Pr">pic.twitter.com/u3iNOgk8Pr</a></p>&mdash; Alien (@AlienAnthology) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlienAnthology/status/1111251596950810626?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 28, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
Considering Disney now owns Fox, all I could think when hearing about this is the cease and desist letter/potential lawsuit coming to school officials. I guess the play is over now, right? But I wonder if the Mouse House will try to take all the video clips down.
Yeah, sadly this was my first thought as well, though the kudos from Weaver and Scott hopefully make it so that they're not bothered.

I always though high school productions had to pay a nominal fee/get permission or whatever for licensing full on productions, but maybe not at that level?
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Re: This high school stage a production of the movie "Alien"

Scott suggests they do Gladiator next. I vote for nothing less than a full stage production of Black Hawk Down.
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They probably sought permission. Hell, a ramen place down the street from me did a Street Fighter themed ramen face-off over six weeks, and got clearance from Capcom to do so. There's nothing too small.
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Yeah, sadly this was my first thought as well, though the kudos from Weaver and Scott hopefully make it so that they're not bothered.

I always though high school productions had to pay a nominal fee/get permission or whatever for licensing full on productions, but maybe not at that level?
It depends. My kids' grade school is doing Aristocats, and they have to pay a fee to Disney. On the other hand a drama club my daughter participates in did Peter Pan and did not have to pay a fee because they did not use any music or any of the formal Disney production material. They used the name and the characters, but the director "wrote" the entire thing herself. I would assume there is not already an Alien stage production guide put together by Fox, but rather the school took the basic structure of the film and recreated it for the stage by themselves. In that case, no licensing needed.
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It depends. My kids' grade school is doing Aristocats, and they have to pay a fee to Disney. On the other hand a drama club my daughter participates in did Peter Pan and did not have to pay a fee because they did not use any music or any of the formal Disney production material. They used the name and the characters, but the director "wrote" the entire thing herself. I would assume there is not already an Alien stage production guide put together by Fox, but rather the school took the basic structure of the film and recreated it for the stage by themselves. In that case, no licensing needed.
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The Peter Pan play/musical isn't Disney. I think the character is public domain, so if it was her own interpretation, then it's fair use.

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