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Author Topic: J.W. Rinzler's "The Making of Alien"  (Read 29442 times)

The Old One
Oct 06, 2019, 12:56:40 PM
Reply #255 on: Oct 06, 2019, 12:56:40 PM
Yes, indeed, didn't get that for a long time.


Mr. Clemens
Oct 14, 2019, 09:21:48 PM
Reply #256 on: Oct 14, 2019, 09:21:48 PM
Just finally finished this (I was taking my sweet time). I didn't know Mr. Kotto had served in Vietnam!

Those of you who spotted error, J.W has asked we email them over so he can correct them in future printings.

Here are mine:

  • Page 268, left column, line 2: "Geiger" should be Giger (obviously)
  • Page 277, right column, lines 8 & 10: "sound palate". This should be 'palette', like a painter's palette. A 'palate' is the roof of one's mouth (and while we're on the subject, a 'pallet' is a wooden or plastic slab upon which cargo is moved with a forklift).
  • Page 283, right column, line 26: same thing
  • Page 324, left column, line 35: "five years" - it was six years between the release of Aliens and Alien3.

It's a great book - hope my 'solicited nitpicks' can help make it even better!  ;D


Elmazalman
Oct 15, 2019, 12:00:43 AM
Reply #257 on: Oct 15, 2019, 12:00:43 AM
I wish the layout could be improved for a future edition. The most interesting (new) images are so bloody tiny I need a magnifying glass to study them.


The Old One
Oct 16, 2019, 03:15:48 PM
Reply #258 on: Oct 16, 2019, 03:15:48 PM
Yeah, indeed, I think that is required.



The Old One
Oct 24, 2019, 10:51:32 AM
Reply #260 on: Oct 24, 2019, 10:51:32 AM
It going up on your YT?



The Old One
Feb 02, 2020, 10:30:12 AM
Reply #262 on: Feb 02, 2020, 10:30:12 AM
That's great to hear, now give me Aliens and Alien³ lol


StrangeShape
Apr 18, 2020, 11:10:45 PM
Reply #263 on: Apr 18, 2020, 11:10:45 PM
Since Covenant left a bad taste in my mouth and made me take a break from the mythology for a while, I just learned of this book recently. How does it stock up against Alien The Archive? I thought that was pretty definitive? Will get it nevertheless but just curious


HuDaFuK
Apr 19, 2020, 09:55:07 AM
Reply #264 on: Apr 19, 2020, 09:55:07 AM
I honestly thought The Archive was anything but definitive. I was actually really disappointed by it - it felt really lightweight and other than a couple of tidbits for Resurrection I don't remember it telling me anything that wasn't already out there.

By all accounts, Rinzler's book is lightyears more comprehensive and illuminating.


Mr. Clemens
Apr 19, 2020, 01:23:28 PM
Reply #265 on: Apr 19, 2020, 01:23:28 PM
After you finish reading this book, you're gonna feel like YOU worked on the movie.  :D


Corporal Hicks
Apr 19, 2020, 04:06:17 PM
Reply #266 on: Apr 19, 2020, 04:06:17 PM
I can't recommend Rinzler's book enough. Shits all over the Archive.


felix
Apr 19, 2020, 11:05:44 PM
Reply #267 on: Apr 19, 2020, 11:05:44 PM
Hope we get the Aliens book this Sept.



Corporal Hicks
Apr 20, 2020, 06:56:13 AM
Reply #269 on: Apr 20, 2020, 06:56:13 AM
Better than the Vault too. It's simply the most detailed look at the production of the film as of yet.


 

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