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Author Topic: Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of...  (Read 14294 times)

SM
Jun 15, 2011, 11:43:40 PM
Reply #15 on: Jun 15, 2011, 11:43:40 PM
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Not everyone has the official docos

Then they're not trying hard enough.

The book will cost $23.  You can get the Quad box for $40.

Oh. Well, if it's any consolation SM, it's easily some of the most informative stuff I've seen on the movies since forever.

Somehow I always seem to be away from a computer when they said "Who wants a free copy!!"  I DLed it from AXP, but had no way of joining the files.  Instructions wore sorely lacking.  Must give Pete a kick in the nuts for not following it up...

Given up on SiL...

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Corporal Hicks
Jul 27, 2011, 07:59:48 PM
Reply #16 on: Jul 27, 2011, 07:59:48 PM
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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.


wmmvrrvrrmm
Jul 27, 2011, 08:58:00 PM
Reply #17 on: Jul 27, 2011, 08:58:00 PM
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Well, the Ridley quotes shown look as if they're drawn from a fresh interview


wmmvrrvrrmm
Jul 27, 2011, 09:00:41 PM
Reply #18 on: Jul 27, 2011, 09:00:41 PM
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Book Of Alien, the Official Movie Magazine and Alien - The Special Effects all fit that bill.

Though something akin to Paul Sammon's Future Noir would be certainly welcome - but that ran to over 400 pages rather than a mere 176.

I'm always wishing for the Paul Sammon version, he did write a book on the Alien saga that was never officially published though



Space Sweeper
Jul 28, 2011, 04:53:45 AM
Reply #20 on: Jul 28, 2011, 04:53:45 AM
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See, now I've never actually seen this kind of stuff:



So for me, this book is most a must-buy. Those are some seriously awesome storyboards.


SiL
Jul 28, 2011, 08:21:52 AM
Reply #21 on: Jul 28, 2011, 08:21:52 AM
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Alien: 20th Anniversary Edition DVD. :P


Corporal Hicks
Jul 28, 2011, 08:28:27 AM
Reply #22 on: Jul 28, 2011, 08:28:27 AM
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I think they're on the Quadrilogy too. I once tried to cap them all. Got to 80 before I gave up.


Kol
Jul 28, 2011, 04:25:30 PM
Reply #23 on: Jul 28, 2011, 04:25:30 PM
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See, now I've never actually seen this kind of stuff:



So for me, this book is most a must-buy. Those are some seriously awesome storyboards.

i saw that on disc 5 or 6 of the alien anthology. it enhanced even the whole "ridleygrams"


Shasvre
Jul 29, 2011, 12:38:01 AM
Reply #24 on: Jul 29, 2011, 12:38:01 AM
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The book looks nice and just by looking at those picture, I can tell there's a lot of stuff that I've never seen before. Can't wait to pick this up. :)



Ash 937
Aug 02, 2011, 12:45:20 AM
Reply #26 on: Aug 02, 2011, 12:45:20 AM
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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.


Corporal Hicks
Aug 02, 2011, 06:55:29 AM
Reply #27 on: Aug 02, 2011, 06:55:29 AM
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There's numerous books about the Making of Alien (and the series in general). Spoilt for choice really.


Ash 937
Aug 03, 2011, 11:08:28 PM
Reply #28 on: Aug 03, 2011, 11:08:28 PM
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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?


SM
Aug 09, 2011, 02:09:36 AM
Reply #29 on: Aug 09, 2011, 02:09:36 AM
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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.



 

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