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FenGiddel
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:50 am    Post subject: New Resource for ALIEN Production Info Reply with quote

Anybody heard about the new ALIEN behind-the-scenes book coming out in October (US): Alien Vault: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film, by
Ian Nathan?

http://www.amazon.com/Alien-Vault-Definitive-Story-Making/dp/0760341125

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Alien Vault reveals the details behind the making of the groundbreaking 1979 science-fiction horror film, one of the cult classics of the genre. This licensed, behind-the-scenes guide examines the creation of the movie via director Ridley Scott’s hand-drawn storyboards, concept sketches, script pages, spaceship blueprints, never-before-seen production photos, and rare collectible memorabilia.


About the Author
Ian Nathan is a veteran film critic and author. He lives in London, England.


I'm hoping it's as good as it sounds, but am not familiar with the author.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome news fenGid, thanks a lot for sharing !!!



(An October 2011 release ? Pfew, it's going to be hard to wait that long...)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More details from Amazon UK:

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For more than thirty years, audiences have been simultaneously captivated and appalled as the spaceship Nostromo is invaded and its crew stalked by a terrifying parasitic creature. From the gore of the infant alien bursting from Kane’s chest to the mounting claustrophobia as Ripley discovers the monster has followed her into the escape shuttle, Alien is a chilling masterpiece. Now, ALIEN VAULT opens a portal into the making of this legendary film, tracing its path from embryonic concept to fully-fledged box office phenomenon. Featured herein are director Ridley Scott’s own annotated storyboards, Polaroids and script pages; the elegant but disturbing concept artwork of H.R. Giger; sketches and construction blueprints for the Nostromo; costume designs by Moebius; a treasure trove of never-before-seen photographs of the cast and crew; and ten meticulously reproduced artefacts, enclosed in vellum envelopes, for readers to remove and examine more closely. Fully authorized and illustrated throughout, ALIEN VAULT is the ultimate tribute to a movie that changed cinema for ever.

About the Author
Ian Nathan has been a writer, producer, broadcaster and magazine editor for 20 years. As executive editor of Empire, the world’s leading film magazine, he commissions, edits and writes articles on the full breadth of cinema. The work of Sir Ridley Scott, in particular the extraordinary Alien, has been seminal in his understanding of what film can achieve and how much there is to discover within it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing...eagerly waiting for that one Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Def going to preorder this one. Thank you for the heads up.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must admit I've already ordered mine !



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"sketches and construction blueprints for the Nostromo"

Smile Very Happy Shocked

EDIT: Actually, this is better.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About time there was an updated and comprehensive book available! I'm as excited as a teenager at a Jason Beiber concert ''
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EDIT: Actually, this is better.

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SJ: Your edit reflects my excitement as well!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First photos of the book...

Do you see what I see in the second one ???

Shocked



Congrats Graham !!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Fred said to me in an earlier email, now you know why I put the big smiley in the earlier post!

I like the slipcover design of the book, wasn't expecting that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Aarum Press catalogue:




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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great.

Nice to see Space Jockey's blueprints in there.

Only a few months to go!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advance pictorial info, SkinJob66 and ukwookie! Un-believable! Incredible. (Superlatives abound...)

And SJ, good to see your bp's made the canon...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukwookie wrote:
From the Aarum Press catalogue:


Tony
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Tony: no offense intended, but can you get a sharper legible image? Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy Crap! and congratulations. I am very excited about this one.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um.. no offence taken Unfortunately the pic resized when I posted it in the message - the original is a lot sharper! Smile

The original is at www.aarum press.co.uk in the autumn/winter catalog ( downloadable PDF)

I've got my preorder in already!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grabbed it! Thanks for taking time to help me with this. Lucky you, on the pre-order. I guess UK'll have it a month before US. Enjoy!

And AGAIN, Cheers! to SJ for the blueprint inclusion. So proud for you, as is your bank account Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FenGiddel86 wrote:
And AGAIN, Cheers! to SJ for the blueprint inclusion. So proud for you, as is your bank account Smile


Ha, I wish! Sadly I don't get paid for my contribution, and probably alot of the other contributers don't either.

Nice to be a part of it, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Space Jockey:

Well, but getting your name out there can't hurt. I remember some of the Star Wars and Star Trek blueprinters who started with fan pubs then produced enough quality material to be able to negotiate themselves into productive SF illustration careers.

Your quality is AMAZING and your devotion to detail also. You could spend the next ten years blueprinting ALIEN, much less ALIENS (yes, I've been watching your Sulaco progress Very Happy ). I continue to think about the interior Nostromo 'print and have begun catalogueing references in the film and novelization.

The books look to be of high quality and including your work in it, even if paid only by being allow to contribute, is worth being proud of.


[Lest you think I'm getting maudlin, I'm really just brown-nosing for a free Sulaco 'print when it's done. Hahahahahahahahaha!)

Sincerely,
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