Alien is one of the most original, thrilling, and beautiful franchises in cinema history. From Ridley Scott's elegant horror masterpiece and James Cameron's visceral and heart-pounding Aliens, to David Fincher's nihilistic Alien3, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's twisted Alien Resurrection, these are the films that birthed a monster and a cultural phenomenon.
Alien: The Archive is a beautiful celebration of these landmark films, delving deep into the process of how all four films were created. From the earliest script ideas to final cut, this book showcases the making of the series in exhaustive and exclusive detail. Featuring storyboards from Ridley Scott, exclusive concept designs from Ron Cobb and Syd Mead, behind-the-scenes imagery of the xenomorphs being created, deleted scenes, unused ideas, costumes, weapons, and much more.
This must have retrospective also includes brand new interviews with Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver, H.R. Giger, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jenette Goldstein, and those whose vision and originality created a cinema legend.
This book is for all fans of Alien, art lovers, and cinema and science fiction historians. Alien:The Archive is the final word on the series and showcases the breathtaking creation of a terrifying and beautiful filmic nightmare.
About the Author
MARK SALISBURY is the former editor of Britain's topselling movie magazine, Empire, and author of a number of movie books, including Prometheus: The Art of the Film and Burton on Burton.
Loaded front to end with insights and images that every genre fan would soak in with great delight. -Project Fandom "Contains many great behind the scene pictures and notes about the films - Radio of Horror The visuals in this volume are absolutely amazing - Bricks of the Dead A gorgeously rendered hardcover coffee table tome. - Film Score Monthly Gift Guide The perfect book for that Alien fan in your life, especially if it s you. - Don t Forget a Towel "Just amazing stuff, and definitely a book that no Alien fan will want to miss." - Geek Dad "Alien: The Archive is a winner" - Comics Online "I couldn t believe the amount of content inside, and a few surprises even popped out of the pages to shed light on various rumors and speculation. Lots of fun stuff here!" - Midroad Movie"
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st October 2014
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.3 x 33.1 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 2.33