the alien’s shadow

  Everybody knows the ‘↑Alien‘ (Scott 1979), but hardly anybody knows the actor behind the creature, Nigerian-born Bolaji Badejo. Above you can see him practicing on set—his movements remind me of ↑Max Schreck‘s performance in ‘↑Nosferatu‘ (Murnau 1922) and in consequence of Willem Dafoe in ‘↑Shadow of the Vampire‘ (Merhige 2000), an absolute must-see. By the way, in autumn 1979 the magazine Cinefantastique did an ↑interview with Bolaji Badejo. MERHIGE, EDMUND ELIAS. 2000. Shadow of the vampire [motion picture]. Santa Monica: Lions Gate Films. MURNAU, FRIEDRICH WILHELM. 1922. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens [motion picture]. Berlin: Jofa-Atelier Berlin-Johannisthal. SCOTT, RIDLEY. … Continue reading