Death has something to do with the film's dark undertones

Growing up, director Ridley Scott knew little about his brother Frank Scott. At the tender age of 16, Frank had to leave his family for a job aboard a ship. He then went on to relocate to Singapore for 14 years. Still, Ridley tried his best to connect with his brother. At the same time, unfortunately, Frank had been diagnosed with cancer that eventually led to his death. Scott used this to explore the pain he felt after losing a loved one. Hence, the dark themes of the film.

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