Cinema Alchemist : Designing Star Wars & Alien - Roger Christian

Cinema Alchemist

Designing Star Wars & Alien

By: Roger Christian

Hardcover | 26 July 2016

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For the first time, Oscar-winning production designer and director Roger Christian reveals his life story, from his earliest work in the British film industry to his breakthrough contributions on such iconic science fiction masterpieces as Star Wars, Alien and his own rediscovered Black Angel. This candid biography delves into his relationships with legendary figures, as well as the secrets of his greatest work. The man who built the light-sabre finally speaks!

About the Author

Roger Christian is an award-winning production designer and filmmaker. His contribution to Alien and Star Wars is legendary. Roger's other work includes Black Angel, The Sender, Nostradamus and Battlefield Earth, as well as acting as first unit director on Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.
Industry Reviews
"a refreshing in-the-trenches look at how stuff came together on set in the movie that shaped a generation" - Rolling Stone

..".a fascinating, engrossing tale of the mad dash that leads to movie magic, a tribute to the passion and drive needed to make cinematic art. ...a magic window into the past that only enhances the originals." - San Francisco Book Review (Five Star Review)

"A really important release...for all Star Wars fans who want to talk with authority about that production I think this is a book you've just gotta get" - Rebel Force Radio

"After reading Cinema Alchemist, you will absolutely watch Star Wars and Alien differently, and notice details of the film you haven't seen in your previous 300 viewings of the films. That is quite a feat." - Borg.com

"A wonderful resource for those interested in the movie business" - Adventures in Poor Taste

"Roger is more than just a set designer and art director, he is a creative builder of visual dreams for films. Film historians and cinema buffs will want to pick-up this book as part of their film library." - Retrenders

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