E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial : The Ultimate Visual History - Caseen Gaines

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The Ultimate Visual History

By: Caseen Gaines

Hardcover | 23 August 2022

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The definitive account of the motion picture phenomenon, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History is a must-have for fans of the beloved Steven Spielberg classic.

Documenting the complete history of E.T., the book explores Spielbergâs initial inspiration for the story, the challenging shoot, and the record-breaking success, as well as the filmâs endurance, examining the merchandising it inspired and the reasons E.T. holds a permanent place in the hearts of movie fans the world over.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History features exclusive interviews with key members of the creative team, including cast and crew. Filled with visual treasures, the book also includes rare and never-before-seen imagery from the Amblin Entertainment archives, including on-set photography, concept art, and storyboards, plus a wealth of removable insert items, such as annotated script pages, studio memos, preliminary sketches, and more.

The perfect tribute to a film that defines movie magic, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History is the final word on a modern masterpiece.

About the Author

Caseen Gaines is a pop culture historian who has been published in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The A.V. Club and Decider. He has authored several books including "We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy", "A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic", and "Inside Pee- wee's Playhouse", which won a Silver Medal at 2012's Independent Publisher Book Awards.

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