Dan O'Bannon, the man who gave the world Alien and Total Recall, has died aged 63, the New York Times reports. O'Bannon passed away at his home in Santa Monica, California, last Thursday, as a result of the gastrointestinal disorder Crohn’s disease, which he'd suffered for 30 years. O'Bannon's sci-fi screenwriting career began …
More tears shed
RIP. go in peace.
Teach it phenomenology
Sad news indeed. Dan deserves sainthood for Dark Star alone.
Dark Star is my favourite film . .
. . of all time.
I will raise a glass to him later.
Dark Star - matchless
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My body flies the galaxy, my heart longs to be there
Benson, Arizona, the same stars in the sky
But they seemed so much kinder when we watched them, you and I
A man with one or two great ideas
I think you'll find that Walter Hill and David Giler were the true brains behind Alien. They totally reworked and rewrote O'Bannon's screenplay, which had an all-male crew, a ship called the Snark and alien eggs in a pyramid.
Ah the internets
Where speaking ill of your predeceased betters comes as naturally as breathing.
Quite a favourite in my DVD collection. Sorry to hear we've lost another true star.
Let there be light.
Performance stealer ...
... in Dark Star when he feeds and eh ... reprimands the unfortunate adopted alien. And logs a report (to camera) of his personation of himself.
What a waste at only 63.
you and your talent will be missed.
Rest In Peaece
My condolences to his family and friends. A great man. Dark Star is a wonderful film. Personally I'd give him Sainthood for the scene with the Beach Ball in the lift.
another one gone then. :(
How to convince the bomb not to explode
Teach the bomb phenomenology!
Thanks goodness for the dead and frozen captain.
As someone who has Crohns.
This article is a bit depressing.
Gret imaginative writer. A sad loss.
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