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eBook Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film ePub

by Ian Nathan

  • ISBN: 0760341125
  • Category: Movies
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Ian Nathan
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press; First edition (September 17, 2011)
  • Pages: 176
  • ePub book: 1189 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1966 kb
  • Other: lit mbr docx mobi
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 226

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From the gore of the infant alien bursting from Kane’s chest to the mounting claustrophobia as Ripley discovers the . As the excitement builds towards the release of Prometheus, a brand-new book on the making of Alien has arrived: Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film.

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.

Author Ian Nathan explores the making of Alien in Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film

Author Ian Nathan explores the making of Alien in Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film. Eeeeeeh! Okay, sorry, but I never thought my wish would be granted for this book and I'm so thrilled I got to read it!

The recent release of the film and its sequels on the Blu-Ray format was a major event for m. The book is filled with polaroids from the making of the movie. The retro feelings make you appreciate how the filmmaker went all out to make this film in the 70's.

The recent release of the film and its sequels on the Blu-Ray format was a major event for me. So, with my bona fides as an "Alien" buff established, let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This was a time when cheesiness was still reigning and Star Wars was the new undisputed champion of blockbuster movies. They obviously took a leap faith in ushering Alien to the opposite tone of the cheery Star Wars.

Alien Vault is a 2011 behind the scenes book covering the making of the 1979 film Alien, written by Ian Nathan and published by Aurum Press in the United Kingdom and Voyageur Press in the United States.

He also wrote a highly acclaimed book on 1979's Alien, "Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film" and now returns to give us a phenomenal book on two iconic movies that changed film history, The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The announcement of the book stirred some excitement among the original Terminator fans and JamesCameronOnline. com decided to ask some of the most frequent fan questions to find out more about the book.

Alien Vault is the movie companion to the masterpiece of Ridley Scott. The 176-page book comes in a nice slipcase. It makes more sense to get this if you've don't have the earlier book or the Alien DVDs with extras, or just new to Alien. The pages are filled with photos, artwork and some printed artefacts like Ridley Scott's annotated storyboards and other interesting stuff enclosed in vellum envelopes.

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. Now, Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film opens a portal into the making of this legendary film, tracing its path from embryonic concept to fully fledged box office phenomenon. Featured herein are director Ridley Scott’s own annotated storyboards, Polaroids and script pages; the elegant but disturbing concept artwork of .

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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. Now, Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film opens a portal into the making of this legendary film, tracing its path from embryonic concept to fully fledged box office phenomenon. 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.

 

Comments

SiIеnt SiIеnt
In his foreword to Alien Vault, author Ian Nathan recounts his first experience with Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi / horror masterpiece. Right away this book struck a chord with me, because the film planted the same hook in me at almost the same age, with a key difference - I actually saw "Alien" during its original theatrical run in the summer of 1979 at the tender age of 8. The movie mesmerized and terrorized me and I loved it (the fact that I saw the movie in the theater at such an early age is, in my mind, not the fault of poor parenting but rather attributable to parental capitulation in the face of constant nagging - post "Star Wars," I was mad for anything that hinted of space adventure or SF).

I love many films in many ways, and it's hard (and really rather pointless) to try to identify any movie as my "favorite;" but "Alien" comes as close as any. In the 32 years since its release, I've probably seen it at least 30 times; I usually watch it at least once a year. The recent release of the film and its sequels on the Blu-Ray format was a major event for me.

So, with my bona fides as an "Alien" buff established, let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There are a few puzzling omissions (for example, Nathan completely ignores the fact that one of the original concepts for "Alien," a story called "B-17," was animated and then refitted with the story arc of the movie "Heavy Metal" for inclusion in that film). There may be little if any new ground broken with the book, but it would probably be hard to find any major new revelations on a three decade-old production. Having all of that information in a single volume with the durable presentation of this book is worthwhile enough; and in any case, there were enough interesting if small tidbits scattered through the text to make it a highly enjoyable read. I loved the ship blueprints and script pages. The original marketing concepts were a hoot. And I'm trying to find the perfect spot to put my Nostromo patch sticker.

Alien Vault is most likely best enjoyed by obsessives or semi-obsessives like me; but every book has its ideal audience. I have no idea how popular the original movie remains at large, and how many out there like me might love this book. But we know who we are, and for us, this is a must-have.
Mezilabar Mezilabar
I had only glanced through this book a few years ago, and liked what I saw. When a friend gave me a gift card, I decided to use it to purchase "Alien Vault" in the hopes that it would contain some new and interesting material about the production of one of my favorite films.

Unfortunately, if you're an avid Alien fan, there's very little original content. The author is clearly a devotee of the film, but it becomes clear very quickly that he did not do much research. Few of the photos were ones I'd never seen before, and the details of each chapter were quite scant, especially the evolution of the script and H.R. Giger's development of the creature. The inserts are unremarkable, and don't really add anything special to the package. The books skims over the surface, never digging deep enough, despite the wealth of material available.

If you're an Alien fan, and you've never read any behind-the-scenes material or watched any of the films with audio commentary, then you will enjoy this book. BUT, if you're already well-steeped in the lore of the franchise, you will read this book through and at the end say: "Yeah, what else?"
Vetalol Vetalol
I must say that being a watcher of the Alien movies for the past 20-or-so years in videos, DVDs, multiple viewings on TV, I'm not really that educated in the intricate detailing of the Alien movie universe. Other than some well-known facts that four great directors directed the four movies (I won't count the AVP movies), H. R. Giger designed the original creature, and that it has gained an everlasting fandom among sci-fi fans, how the Alien movie idea came to be remained elusive for me. That is, until I read this book.

Some other reviewers said that this book contains things already discussed many, many times before elsewhere, but still for one latecomer like me remain fascinated to discover the real story of how the alien concept came to be. The book is filled with polaroids from the making of the movie. The retro feelings make you appreciate how the filmmaker went all out to make this film in the 70's. This was a time when cheesiness was still reigning and Star Wars was the new undisputed champion of blockbuster movies. They obviously took a leap faith in ushering Alien to the opposite tone of the cheery Star Wars.

The book comes with a slipcase and pouches filled with small goodies like the Nostromo logo sticker, blueprints of the spaceships, Giger's Alien designs, etc. Nice touches on the goodies, but I'm more into the book's information than these small gimmicks.

All in all, the Alien Vault is informative and inspiring without being too tedious. Though not perfect in the structuring the contents, it is a valuable resource to sci-fi fans in general, and especially the Alien xenomorph aficionados.
Unereel Unereel
Super fun book! It's loaded with all sorts of goodies, including some reprints of posters, stickers, blueprints and more. Now if you're a die hard Alien fan you'll quickly realize that most of the actual information in the book is in the various behind the scenes content that comes with the Anthology blu ray set, but there's enough new stuff and fun extras that the book is definitely worth it!
Marelyne Marelyne
First, the company that shipped my order did so VERY quickly. I ordered this book just days before Christmas and really did not expect to receive it before then. I was so surprised and pleased to find that this company shipped it immediately and in plenty of time to be wrapped for Christmas.
Second, this book exceeded expectations. My brother LOVES "Alien" and has watched it well over 50 times. He has watched the other movies many, many times, too, but this one is his favorite. This book far exceeded its price in value. My brother LOVES the book. It has lots of surprises in it which also added to its value. THIS was a successful Christmas present!!