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

Back in June an AvPGalaxy forum member discovered a new book coming out: Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film.

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

Alien Vault reveals the details behind the making of the groundbreaking 1979 science-fiction horror film, one of the cult classics of the genre. This licensed, behind-the-scenes guide examines the creation of the movie via director Ridley Scott’s hand-drawn storyboards, concept sketches, script pages, spaceship blueprints, never-before-seen production photos, and rare collectible memorabilia.

It’s being written by Ian Nathan, a well known journalist for Empire. It is scheduled for publication on the 2nd of September. However, Ian Nathan was at the London Film & Comic Con early July with some early copies of the book and Andrew Clark was lucky enough to get a copy. Check out some of the pictures he took of the book.



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Comments: 14
  1. SM
    Book of Alien has about 16 pages with text.  It was a film tie-in published when Alien came out.  Most of the info is available elsewhere, but still worth it if you can get it at a decent price.

    Alien Woman from all reports is one of them books that reads way too much into things.  For a better study of the films try On Film by Stephen Mulhall.

    The Alien Quartet is ill-informed rubbish to be avoided.

  2. Ash 937
    There's numerous books about the Making of Alien (and the series in general). Spoilt for choice really.

    I went to Amazon looking for what's out there for Alien today...didn't find much. Paul Scanlon's The Book of Alien is available from private sellers but the book is described as having very little text which doesn't sit well with me.  There is also a book called Alien Woman: The Making of Lt. Ellen Ripley which might be interesting.  Other than those, I couldn't find much.  Maybe all the choices are out-of-print and/or unavailable?
  3. Ash 937
    I have "The Making of The Empire Strikes Back" by J.W. Rinzler.  It's officially licensed and is 372 pages long.  Given the fact that the "Alien" franchise and fan base is not as large as that of Star Wars, I'd imagine that this is the best we are going to get in terms of an officially licensed "Making of" about Scott's film. 

    I just hope that most of the cast and crew were, in one way or another, participants in the information in this book.  I was really annoyed that Yaphet Kotto was nowhere to be seen in the interviews for the Quadrilogy Box Set.
  4. Corporal Hicks
    By the way guys, Ian Nathan, the author was at the London Film & Comic Con with some early copies. Andrew Clark & Harry Harris snagged a few copies and put some pics up over at Alien Legacy.

    http://forum.alienslegacy.com/viewtopic.php?p=152792#p152792

    I'm in touch with the publishers but they're currently waiting for a replacement PR officer so there hasn't been any movement on that front.

    I've also front paged this, finally, now the Prometheus stuff has calmed down.
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