Harvey R. Greenberg (essay date fall 1986)
SOURCE: Greenberg, Harvey R. “Reimagining the Gargoyle: Psychoanalytic Notes on Alien.” Camera Obscura, no. 15 (fall 1986): 86-109.
[In the following essay, Greenberg discusses the qualities of the central monster in Alien, rating it among the most frightening in film history, and examines the significance of the monster as a symbol of “capitalism's depredations.”]
I admire its purity … a survivor, unclouded by conscience, remorse or delusions of morality. …
Ash, Science Officer, the Nostromo
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