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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:06 am    Post subject: Bob Penn's Alien contact sheets Reply with quote

For information, Charles Lippincott (advertising and publicity consultant on Alien) has already published on his FB about 30 pages of contact sheets from the set photographer of the movie : Bob Penn.
The full set has more than 160 pages and I hope that Mr Lippincott get them all
Very Happy

https://www.facebook.com/charles.lippincott.9?fref=nf
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's some wonderful background shots in the collection.
Wonder if he still has the negatives?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do we need to be a facebook member to be able to see the pics?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Space Jockey, you need one. Four more this day
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.340569879402090.1073741826.100003472411630&type=1


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I want 8x10 prints!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, lets hope some of these images have made it into the archive book.

Amazing.

Colin
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sure would be nice to see these in a book or something, definitely.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool...love contact sheets Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8th_Passenger wrote:
Actually, lets hope some of these images have made it into the archive book.

Amazing.

Colin


Unfortunately Colin the contact sheets didn't make it into the Alien Archives, this new book is even crappiest than the Alien Vault book, can you believe that ? (some photos displayed in its pages are blurry, I guess they originally were jpg images found on the web... oh well...)

Confused

If I had an advice it would be : Don't buy this one on Amazon, find one in a bookstore and see by yourself...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred, that's bad news.

I was really hoping this book would be good.

Do you have a copy already?

I will definitely wait to see it in store now.

What we need is a Bob Penn 'Alien' coffee table book.

I'd buy it.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Colin, already bought it on Amazon...

Damn, I was so stupid to do so...

The part devoted to the first Alien film is the less interesting of the whole book... or maybe it's because I know this one very well but frankly, don't expect a lot of never before seen photos or artworks... and those texts and descriptions... for example they call Jean "Moebius" Giraud... Jean Girard !

Rolling Eyes

It's obvious that some images were directly scanned from older books...
Being a non-specialist of Aliens and Alien Resurrection, I thought the chapters devoted to these two are the best of the book...

Oh well, we're still imho very far from the kind of top notch work that's been delivered on some of the books devoted to Star Wars...

Maybe next time...

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad news Fred Crying or Very sad and you're right, we're far from a behind-the-scene StarWars or now, 2001 A Space Odyssey. One is hoping to have it soon before all of those good people disappear!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I confirm... a poor book for a 35th birthday Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The full set : 164 pages of contact sheets !!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MOG Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit I had my eye on the book at Amazon for a while, but held off. Then it got released and some reviews at AVPGalaxy were less than positive, which is a shame. It's disappointing to hear about the image quality.

Anyway - Bob Penn's photos look terrific. For fans of the movie this is pretty much holy grail stuff. An Alien - The Archive should be that - set blueprints, set photos, views of the cast, costumes, props. Interviews which as time goes on, may be a reprint of those conducted before.
One day maybe....
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From his FB page,Charles Lippincott is talking about editing a book with all the contact sheets . He will need, of course, FOX approval and tries now to locate and contact Bob Penn's family.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good news indeed... TFS Isnochys79 Wink
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