Alien: Avoiding the Michelin Man look

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Michelin Man

Originally Ridley Scott wanted a very feminine creature, and long limbed in the style of the model Verushka, something exactly the opposite of that sort of quintissential Creature from the Black Lagoon which is a big stocky stunt guy, they would put a latex suit over him and suddenly he's out there looking like a Michelin Man.  So they started out with a stunt man who was quite thin, but in a rubber suit, to Ridley he looked like the Michelin Man.  

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  1. Ridley Scott: We started with a stunt man who was quite thin, but in the rubber suit he looked like the Michelin Man. (http://cinefantastiqueonline.com/2008/09/revisiting-alien-ridley-scott/ )
  2. Ivor Powell: When we started out looking for the Alien, we were looking for something that had a sort of erm , the size , the build, that was incredibly slight, incredibly thin, erm, and exactly the opposite of that sort of quintissential Creature from the Black Lagoon which is a big stocky stunt guy, then you put a latex suit over him and suddenly he's out there like a bloody Michelin man, and they all look.. you know it looks ludicrous, so we had to start off, 'cause CGI didn't exist then, we had to start off with some...   (Alien Makers II)

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