An Alien in Hollywood - Ronald Shusett

An Alien in Hollywood - Ronald Shusett

Total Recall - The Schwarzenegger Effect
Nov 11, 2019 40:46

Total Recall - The Schwarzenegger Effect

In this episode of An Alien in Hollywood, co-hosts Harry Duran and best-selling author Robin Maxwell continue chronicling the story behind Ron Shusett’s classic film, Total Recall. Ron discusses early days of preproduction in Mexico City as well as his relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He recounts the many obstacles he faced while making this film, including toning down the amount of violence and dealing with those who tried to have him removed. Finally, Ron speaks to his thoughts and feelings leading up and following the release of Total Recall.
Total Recall - Early Days
Nov 02, 2019 38:29

Total Recall - Early Days

In this episode of An Alien in Hollywood, co-hosts Harry Duran best-selling author Robin Maxwell shift their focus to Ron Shusett’s other major accomplishment in film, Total Recall. Ron talks about the decision to purchase the rights to Philip K. Dick’s short story, We Can Remember It for You Wholesale to create Total Recall. He recalls roadblocks and challenges he overcame with Disney’s movie studios, producer Dino De Laurentiis, and a revolving door of actors and directors. Finally, Ron details the story of how he landed famed director, Paul Verhoeven, and up-and-coming action star, Arnold Schwarzenegger to headline his film.
Alien - Screening and Release
May 15, 2019 27:52

Alien - Screening and Release

In this episode of An Alien in Hollywood, co-hosts Harry Duran best-selling author Robin Maxwell broach the topics of both the screening and release of Alien with creator Ron Shusett. Ron stresses the important roles that editing, pacing and mood all played in the filming of Alien. Finally, Ron recounts some unbelievable moments including scaring Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty and impressing Steven Spielberg and George Lucas with his film.
Alien - Nostromo, A Very Bloody Birth
May 07, 2019 33:23

Alien - Nostromo, A Very Bloody Birth

In this episode of An Alien in Hollywood, co-hosts Harry Duran best-selling author Robin Maxwell continue their discussion with Ron Shusett about the origins of the sci-fi blockbuster, Alien. Ron shares behind-the-scenes stories of butting heads with Hollywood executives, casting decisions, and how they shot the famous Chestburster scene.
Alien - Birth of a Hollywood Blockbuster
Apr 25, 2019 37:38

Alien - Birth of a Hollywood Blockbuster

In this first episode, co-hosts Harry Duran (host of Podcast Junkies) and Robin Maxwell (historian and best-selling author) kick of the podcast with a quick overview of how they met through a series of incredible coincidences and partnered to produce An Alien in Hollywood. The interview with Ron kicks off the early days, when Alien was still just an idea in Dan O'Bannon's head and how the 2 of them worked together to write one of the most influential science fiction horror movies of all time, Alien.