Alien Vault: The Definitive Story Behind The Film

November 19, 2019|
Alien Vault: The Definitive Story Behind The Film by Ian Nathan
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Alien Vault opens a portal into the making of the legendary film Alien, tracing its path from embryonic concept to fully fledged box office phenomenon. Previously published in 2011, the new edition includes an additional chapter tracing the path of Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien saga with Prometheus and Alien: Covenant.

For 40 years, audiences have been simultaneously captivated and appalled as the spaceship Nostromo is invaded and its crew stalked by a terrifying parasitic creature. From the gore of the infant alien bursting from Kane's chest to the mounting claustrophobia as Ripley discovers the monster has followed her into the escape shuttle, Alien is a chilling masterpiece.

Featured herein are: 
  • Director Ridley Scott's own annotated storyboards, Polaroids, and script pages
  • The elegant but disturbing concept artwork of H.R. Giger
  • Sketches and construction blueprints for the Nostromo
  • Costume designs by Moebius
  • A treasure trove of never-before-seen photographs of the cast and crew
  • 10 meticulously reproduced artifacts—such as replications of storyboards, a detailed schematic of the Nostromo, early designs of O'Bannon's facehugger concept, and a promotional poster from Japan—enclosed in envelopes, for readers to remove and examine more closely
Fully authorized and illustrated throughout, the updated Alien Vault is the ultimate tribute to a film that changed cinema forever.
Ian Nathan, who lives and works in London, is one of the UK’s best-known film writers. He is the author of ten books, including Alien Vault, the best-selling history of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece; Terminator Vault; Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker, and His Work; and Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of ...
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Title:Alien Vault: The Definitive Story Behind The FilmFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 10.25 X 1.4 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 10.25 X 1.4 inPublished:November 19, 2019Publisher:Epic InkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760366365

ISBN - 13:9780760366363

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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