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William Gibson’s Never-Filmed 'Alien III' Script: A History

This is the alternate universe where legendary science-fiction writer William Gibson’s Alien III (that’s “III,” not “3”) screenplay was realized. It is, perhaps, a better world than ours. There would have been bold, weird, new ideas that pushed the series forward; ones that rethought what the aliens could be metaphors for — nuclear weapons, genetic intellectual property held by shadowy corporations, pandemics. Geeks would have gotten the thrill of seeing one of the all-time-great sci-fi concepts interpreted by one of the genre’s greatest scribes. And yet, not only was the script never produced, it’s largely been forgotten.

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The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

That’s why we, the editors of BBC Culture, decided to commission a poll of critics to determine the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century. Last year, we asked critics to name the greatest American films of all time, and we were surprised that only six films made since 2000 made the top 100. Is there a feeling that time sanctifies a classic? Perhaps. But this time, we wanted to prove that this century has given us films that will stand the test of time, that you will continue to think about and argue about if only you give them a chance and watch them.

The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The 90 Best Movies of the 1990s

You'd think that narrowing down a list of the Top 90 films of any decade would be relatively painless. But even just my personal worksheet of no-brainers for the Best 90 Movies of the 1990s added up to over 100 films--not to mention everyone else's exhaustive picks. Maybe it was the birth of the modern American indie film movement, led by Steven Soderbergh and Richard Linklater, that produced such an explosion of memorable movies in the decade. Maybe it was the emergence of the New World Order (certainly the fall of Communism was directly responsible for Krzysztof Kieslowski, among many others, to do his finest work). Or maybe it's just that we all have a soft spot in our hearts for our post-college-era movies.

The 100 Best Films of the 1990s

By the current timetable of cultural recycling, pop artifacts tend to look their most dated--no longer fresh and new, but also not yet easily filed as products of their time--roughly 15 to 20 years following their initial conception. That became painfully clear when, and this isn't to speak for the rest of the Slant writers, I set about the task of re-watching some of the '90s movies I've long considered favorites, and even more so as I finally set about to catch up with some of the other movies my colleagues were endorsing. Beyond the leftover '80s-hangover effect, there's also the fact that some of the most beloved and influential '90s movies helped kick off trends that have, in the years since, curdled into cliche and downright annoyance. Hence, over-familiarity and premature antiquity form a minefield that makes determining the last analog decade's best films uniquely tricky.

The events of The Labyrinth

So why is David Bowie kidnapping a child from an underage Jennifer Connelley?In a time long long ago a sorcerer named Jareth fell in love with a girl named Sarah. Sarah's father and step-mother would not let her marry Jareth because they wanted her to keep her, as a servant, to care for their other child. In a fit of rage Jareth kidnapped this other child and spirited it away to the fairy world. In this new world Jareth built a palace for his Sarah. He turned the spoiled child into a goblin, and kept it to be a servant.

The events of The Labyrinth

The screenwriting manual that's killing movies

Summer movies are often described as formulaic. But what few people know is that there is actually a formula--one that lays out, on a page-by-page basis, exactly what should happen when in a screenplay. It's as if a mad scientist has discovered a secret process for making a perfect, or at least perfectly conventional, summer blockbuster.The formula didn't come from a mad scientist. Instead it came from a screenplay guidebook, Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need. In the book, author Blake Snyder, a successful spec screenwriter who became an influential screenplay guru, preaches a variant on the basic three-act structure that has dominated blockbuster filmmaking since the late 1970s.

Neuromancer may finally become a movie

William Gibson's visionary 1984 novel "Neuromancer," which presaged much of the wired world we now take for granted and coined the term "cyberspace," may finally be coming to the screen.Slashfilm reports that sales rights were secured at the Cannes Film Festival, currently underway in France, and filming will begin in 2012 in Canada, Istanbul, Tokyo and London. Visual-effects work already has begun.Vincenzo Natali will direct the film. The Detroit native's previous films include the scientifically creepy "Splice" and intensely paranoid "Cube," both of which seem well in line with "Neuromancer.

Neuromancer may finally become a movie