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Author Topic: J.W. Rinzler's "The Making of Alien"  (Read 11270 times)

SiL
Aug 14, 2019, 12:04:12 AM
Reply #210 on: Aug 14, 2019, 12:04:12 AM
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Thats true.
Okay, the same peopel who made that awful prometheus movie.
And the next one.
The merchandise and licensing folks don't make the movies.

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Is that your opinion?
I beg to differ.
Considering they had absolutely nothing to do with the book, yes, it's misplaced. You might as well whine about Sony for all it has to do with this book.

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And we'll need you to cite your sources regarding Kasdan's 'non-involvement' in TFA, as well.

I never said that.
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the same way they just stuck Kasdan's name on the script for a jj abrams star wars ripoff.
Did they "just stick his name on it" or did he work on it?


SM
Aug 14, 2019, 12:19:59 AM
Reply #211 on: Aug 14, 2019, 12:19:59 AM
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Rinzler doing the
book was first being tossed 'round
Jan twenty eighteen.

« Last Edit: Aug 14, 2019, 12:23:30 AM by SM »

SiL
Aug 14, 2019, 12:21:42 AM
Reply #212 on: Aug 14, 2019, 12:21:42 AM
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I feel like "round" is cheating but I'll grant it.


SM
Aug 14, 2019, 12:25:16 AM
Reply #213 on: Aug 14, 2019, 12:25:16 AM
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Edited to include contraction apostrophe.


SiL
Aug 14, 2019, 01:01:38 AM
Reply #214 on: Aug 14, 2019, 01:01:38 AM
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Much appreciated.


Corporal Hicks
Aug 24, 2019, 05:45:06 PM
Reply #215 on: Aug 24, 2019, 05:45:06 PM
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And done! So yeah, until Val comes out with his book, this is easily the best put together all around behind-the-scenes look at Alien. Put a lot of things into context I hadn't been sure on and there were plenty of specific details that I didn't know/hadn't stuck in my memory.

Recommended! Will get an actual written review up in the next week or so.



Corporal Hicks
Sep 04, 2019, 03:21:31 PM
Reply #217 on: Sep 04, 2019, 03:21:31 PM
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Not seeing much discussion going on for this one. Anyone else been reading through? Any specific revelations?


Voodoo Magic
Sep 04, 2019, 03:40:26 PM
Reply #218 on: Sep 04, 2019, 03:40:26 PM
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I'm giving it a bit of time myself.. hoping to pick it up at a reduced price.


TheBATMAN
Sep 04, 2019, 06:44:05 PM
Reply #219 on: Sep 04, 2019, 06:44:05 PM
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The shot of the Neomorph eating with its back to camera then turning to face David in Covenant seems to be directly lifted from sketches Scott did of the original xeno on Page 171.


Prez
Sep 04, 2019, 11:31:14 PM
Reply #220 on: Sep 04, 2019, 11:31:14 PM
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I've had this book for a few weeks now. It's still unopened and in it's shrink wrap!

Part of me desperately wants to read it ... another part of me is thinking keep this in mint condition!!

Ah the collector's mindset. I should just read the damn thing ...  ;D


Voodoo Magic
Sep 05, 2019, 12:37:00 AM
Reply #221 on: Sep 05, 2019, 12:37:00 AM
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Elmazalman will tell you to just buy several copies!



Kane's other son
Sep 05, 2019, 02:59:22 PM
Reply #223 on: Sep 05, 2019, 02:59:22 PM
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Just got it but haven't found the time to read it over.
It's definitely gorgeous and there are some fantastic large size reprints of concept art. Not much new photographic material. I hadn't seen the Elliot Scott concepts from '76, although I see now that they have been online.
As far as the actual alien is concerned, I don't think there is anything new. Giger's alien is still the definitive text on the making of the monster.

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