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Alien Vault: The Definitive Story Behind the Film

Ian Nathan Veronica Cartwright


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White Lion Publishing
03 December 2019
Film & movie: styles & genres; Science fiction
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'Bannons 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.
By:   Ian Nathan, Veronica Cartwright
Imprint:   White Lion Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 216mm, 
ISBN:   9781781319420
ISBN 10:   1781319421
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   03 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Novelty book
Publisher's Status:   Active
Foreword Introduction 1. Birth 2. Nostromo 3. Perfect Organism 4. Ripley 5. Legacy 6. TK Appendix

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 Middle-earth. He is the former editor and executive editor of Empire, still the world's biggest movie magazine, where he remains a contributing editor.

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