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February 16, 2012
Alien Vault book The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film Aliens hardocover book has 176 pages, fully illustrated with black and white as well as color photos. It opens a portal into the making of this legendary film, tracing its path from embryonic concept to fully fledged box office phenomenon. The behind-the-scenes story of the making of one of the most popular and influential science fiction films of all time. Including sketches, working photographs and interviews, the text provides an insight into the creative processes behind Alien and Aliens films
For over thirty 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; and ten meticulously reproduced artifacts, enclosed in vellum envelopes, for readers to remove and examine more closely.
Fully authorized and illustrated throughout, Alien Vault is the ultimate tribute to a movie that changed cinema forever.
Book talk about all 4 movies from the series with fantastic behind-the-scenes photos of Alien from Ridley Scott and James Cameron from Aliens.
Alien (1,979) is a science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright and John Hurt. The film's title refers to this alien creature: a highly aggressive extraterrestrial creature which stalks and kills the crew of a spaceship. The titular Alien and its accompanying elements were designed by Swiss surrealist artist H. R. Giger, while concept artists Ron Cobb and Chris Foss designed the human aspects of the film.
Aliens (1,986) is a science fiction action film directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, and Bill Paxton. A sequel to the 1,979 film Alien, Aliens follows Weaver's character Ellen Ripley as she returns to the planet where her crew encountered the hostile Alien creature, this time accompanied by a unit of Colonial Marines.
Alien 3 (1,992)
Alien Resurrection (1,997)
Hans Rudolf "Ruedi" Giger is a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer. He won an Academy Award for Best Achievement for Visual Effects for his design work on the film Alien.He also worked on Aliens, Alien 3, Species.
Prometheus is an upcoming science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. The film was originally intended as a direct prequel to the 1,979 science fiction horror film Alien, set approximately 30 years before the events depicted in the film. Instead, a revised version of Prometheus will now explore a more stand-alone mythology based upon the race of giant beings discovered by the crew of the Nostromo in Alien. Filming began in March 2,011, and Prometheus is scheduled to be released on June 8, 2,012.
"It's set in 2,085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver's character Ellen Ripley]. It's fundamentally about going out to find out 'Who the hell was that Space Jockey?' The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer's chair. ... [The film] is about the discussion of terraforming — taking planets and planetoids and balls of earth and trying to terraform, seed them with the possibilities of future life.
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