On July 2, World UFO Day is celebrated and this day is perfect opportunity to watch the 10 most beautiful alien films ever. on this day we recalls an the Roswell incident in New Mexico occurred, when an alien craft crashed to the ground. According to conspiracy theorists, it was the most famous case of “Ufo crash” in history. According to the some sources, it was a weather balloon of a top secret military operation, known as Project Mogul. However, the “Roswell case” remains one of the most intriguing mysteries for UFO experts.
The Roswell incident inspired a popular teen drama of the same name (rebooted) and was referenced multiple times in the cult 1990s sci-fi series The X -Files (and its revival). Hollywood has always been fascinated by spaceships, invasions and alien abductions for the occasion, we have collected the best films on UFOs.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
From the homonymous novel by HG Wells, the same one that inspired Orson Welles’ radio show in which he announced the arrival of aliens in America, the classic of science fiction cinema centered on the invasion of evil extraterrestrial spacecraft that feed on human beings. The design of the spaceship is the work of the Japanese artist Al Nozaki, whose concept was inspired by the body of the manta ray.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Steven Spielberg’s classic that flies on the five alien notes (G, A, F lower octave, F, C) by John Williams. The film tells the story of Roy Neary (played by Richard Dreyfuss), an Indiana power line worker whose life changes after an extraterrestrial encounter. Based on the writings of ufo logist J. Allen Hyneck. Ralph McQuarrie and Greg Jein designed the spectacular mother ship, whose lighting was inspired by the night lights of the San Fernando Valley.
Protestant pastor Mel Gibson and his three children (Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin) discover mysterious crop circles that have appeared on the family farm a harbinger of an imminent alien invasion. M. Night Shyamalan’s film used a new irrigation technique to make corn grow faster, later adopted at the Delaware Valley Agricultural University.
The crew of the Nostromo is threatened by a horrific extraterrestrial creature, in the cornerstone of the Ridley Scott saga with Sigourney Weaver. The Xenomorph is the work of the Swiss artist Hans Ruedi Giger in the original illustrations, the alien had eyes. Subsequently, Giger decided that the creature should not have any, thus giving it a cold and predatory appearance. Effects artist Carlo Rambaldi created the head mechanism using parts from a Rolls Royce engine.
Independence Day (1996)
Will Smith knocks out the evil Martians in Roland Emmerich’s cataclysmic blockbuster. To blow up the White House in the most spectacular scene, a 1/12 scale one was built. The miniature of the menacing ship was 19.8 meters wide. Independence Day holds the record for the most models made for a film.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Klaatu, Barada, Nikto ! A mysterious alien lands his flying saucer in downtown Washington to give an ultimatum stop waging war or be annihilated. The famous phrase in a hypothetical extraterrestrial language has entered the collective imagination, so much so that it was also mentioned by George Lucas, father of Star Wars, in The Return of the Jedi of 1983. Classic sci-fi directed by Robert Wise from story by Harry Bates. The spacecraft was designed by Lyle R. Wheeler and Addison Hehr. Its aseptic lines and silver surface were meant to convey the idea of a balanced and technologically advanced civilization. In reality, it was a very light wooden frame, empty inside, covered with plaster, stucco and paint.
ET the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Again, a Spielberg classic. The story of the cuddly alien who moved the world comes from the director’s own childhood, when he invented an imaginary friend to get over his parents’ divorce. The puppeteer Carlo Rambaldi (with whom he collaborated for Close encounters of the third kind) created ET with polyurethane and rubber. The iconic flying ride on the red BMX is inspired by De Sica’s Miracle in Milan.
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
Extraterrestrials are invading the earth, in the form of giant pods, to replace humans. From Don Siegel, a film shot at low cost due to the negligible budget available to the small production company. The only “special effects” are the maxi legumes created by Ted Haworth. The hardest part was making the latex casts of the actors’ faces that came out of the pods. This involved immersing yourself in the very hot liquid with only a straw in your mouth to breathe a grueling experience, in particular, for Carolyn Jones (the “Morticia” of The Addams Family ) who was claustrophobic. A science fiction classic that spawned an equally famous remake, Terror from Outer Space from 1987 starring Donald Sutherland.
From Denis Villeneuve, the story of a linguist (Amy Adams) hired by the American government to decipher the bizarre sounds of UFOs invading the earth. Canadian director and screenwriter Eric Heisserer created a fully functional, visual, alien language that featured over one hundred different logograms, seventy-one of which are featured in the film.
The Thing (1982)
John Carpenter’s sci-fi horror with Kurt Russel tells the story of a team of researchers in the ice of Antarctica, dealing with a parasitic alien. Then 22-year-old effectist Rob Bottin created blood and offal using heated chewing gum, jam, cream corn, gelatin, mayonnaise, and other food thickeners, along with synthetic materials such as metal, urethane, fiberglass, and latex foam.
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