Alien, directed by Ridley Scott and released in 1979, has a reputation for breaking many stereotypes in the representation of women and gender roles in Hollywood movies. In your view, to what extent is this reputation justified and to what extent does the movie fall back onto prejudicial, traditional forms of representation? How does Prometheus, released in 2012, also directed by Scott and revisiting themes related to Alien, compare to Alien in terms of gender representation? Discuss in detail whether the movie constitutes an advancement in the unbiased and fair representation of gender, whether it indicates stagnation, or whether it amounts to a set back.
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