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Author Topic: Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of...  (Read 14626 times)

Shasvre
Aug 29, 2011, 02:53:51 PM
Reply #30 on: Aug 29, 2011, 02:53:51 PM
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Seems like a new press release was sent out.

http://shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=20685

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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.
Edit: They also had a link to this.



http://alien-vault.blogspot.com/


robbritton
Aug 30, 2011, 01:52:24 PM
Reply #31 on: Aug 30, 2011, 01:52:24 PM
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I picked it up today from Forbidden planet in London. On a cursory flick through it seems very nice. Nothing stood out as particularly 'never seen before', but then again neither did it seem like regurgitated nonsense - the presentation, certainly, is lovely. Will have a proper look tonight, after work.



robbritton
Aug 30, 2011, 07:05:41 PM
Reply #33 on: Aug 30, 2011, 07:05:41 PM
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Had a bit more of a look now - it's like a Taschen book, really. It's lovely to look at but there's not much that's surprising in there. I haven't seen some of the photos myself, but that doesn't mean they're not on the quad or anything - the memory isn't what it was! There's some nice box outs about varying fan theories and such, which seems a nice touch.

Overall, I'm glad to have it. Who knows? after a thorough read, I may be overjoyed!


weylandchronicles
Aug 31, 2011, 10:12:53 AM
Reply #34 on: Aug 31, 2011, 10:12:53 AM
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In case anyone fancies trying their luck, we have 3 copies of this book to give away in our competion here.

This is just for UK readers, I'm afraid. I am trying to sort out something for those in the US & Canada, but can't promise anything just yet.

« Last Edit: Aug 31, 2011, 11:43:25 AM by prometheusweyland »


Corporal Hicks
Aug 31, 2011, 04:58:24 PM
Reply #36 on: Aug 31, 2011, 04:58:24 PM
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We should be having something sorted soon too. Bare with.



weylandchronicles
Sep 01, 2011, 01:20:29 PM
Reply #38 on: Sep 01, 2011, 01:20:29 PM
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Got my copy from the publishers today, so will give it a going over tonight, and hopefully get a review up in the next day or so.

Still trying to sort out something prize-wise for North American readers...


Xenomrph
Sep 01, 2011, 05:46:27 PM
Reply #39 on: Sep 01, 2011, 05:46:27 PM
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I want a copy! :D







 

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