Alien - The Archive

The Ultimate Guide to the Classic Movies

Author: Titan Books,Mark Salisbury

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781783291045

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 1336

Alien is a science fiction milestone and one of the most thrilling, terrifying, and beautiful film franchises of all time. Alien: The Archive is the first complete book of the stunning artwork and photography from all four films.

Alien Vault

The Definitive Story Behind the Film

Author: Ian Nathan

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781845136673

Category: Alien (Motion picture)

Page: 175

View: 7909

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.

Giger's Alien

Film Design, 20th Century Fox

Author: H. R. Giger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883398088

Category: Art

Page: 76

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A complete record of the months of work that went into the design of the alien in the popular film. The book is written by the horror designer himself and illustrated throughout in integrated full colour with sketches, original paintings, photographs and scenes from the film.

The Book of Alien

Author: Paul Scanlon,Michael Gross

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781852864835

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 2452

Presents a behind-the-scences look at the motion picture "Alien," providing information on the creative process, including designs and sketches, models, and costumes.


The Art of the Film

Author: Mark Salisbury

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781781161098

Category: Art

Page: 186

View: 8304

Provides behind-the-scenes photographs, computer graphics, and storyboards for the science fiction film.

Alien Woman

The Making of Lt. Ellen Ripley

Author: Ximena Gallardo C.,Jason Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826415707

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 2551

This text examines the construction of sex and gender in the four science-fiction films comprising the Alien saga (starring Sigourney Weaver). It will be useful to researchers and teachers in film, mass communication, women's studies, gender studies and genre studies.


Colonial Marines Technical Manual

Author: Lee Brimmicombe-Wood

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781161319

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 159

View: 3673

Examines the technology of the movie with diagrams, technical schematics, and plans, providing details about the guns, vehicles and ships of the USCMC, and the men and women who use them.

The Book of Alien

Augmented Reality Survival Manual

Author: Owen Williams

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062695369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 6010

An imaginative, full-color, fully authorized in-world guide to the creatures and scenes from all of the Alien movies, including breathtaking 3-D Augmented Reality animations. A book like no other. An experience you'll never forget. The Alien movie franchise has been shocking audiences for more than thirty-five years, and the series now continues in eons to come—where this special interactive edition derives. Beamed back to us from the future reality witnessed in the movies, it is a handbook for new recruits of the U.S. Colonial Marines. The Book of Alien includes everything you need to know to identify and combat the terrifying, extra-terrestrial species known as Xenomorphs. Protecting yourself and mankind against this significant and ever-growing threat is the goal. With this book, you will learn how to clearly identify the threat—and which weapons you will need to successfully neutralize it. A practical combat guide The Book of Alien is both an old-world handbook—featuring paper pages, text, diagrams, and 100 color and black-and-white photographs—and a futurebook—with 3D interactive animations, sound and vision. A superb interactive companion volume to all the Alien movies, The Book of Alien is an exciting immersive experience that lets you revisit many key moments from the movies, and interact with people, objects . . . and of course, aliens! This groundbreaking book features Augmented Reality animations, which bring favorite Xenomorph creatures to life via smartphone or tablet.

The Art of Alien: Isolation

Author: Andy McVittie

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781169315

Category: Art

Page: 169

View: 1778

This book features storyboards, concept art, and digital renderings from the video game, and includes creator and artist commentary on the characters, setting, and gameplay.


The Set Photography

Author: Titan Books

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781785651496

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 7840

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of James Cameron's groundbreaking science fiction classic comes the first, official record of the shoot. Through candid, high-quality stills we see the cast and crew at work, in costume, rehearsing, in make-up, and during filming. Some choice pieces of original concept art add greater context to the shoot and showcase the remarkable level of design. Also features insightful quotes from original interviews.

Terminator Vault

The Complete Story Behind the Making of the Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Author: Ian Nathan,Arnold Schwarzenegger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781311264

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 176

View: 344

Born out of James Cameron’s fever dream, the relentless Terminator has become a cinematic juggernaut. The original ground-breaking film, The Terminator, and its mighty sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, not only assured the blockbuster career of their director but also turned their star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, into an icon. Movies about the dark side of humanity’s love affair with technology, they redefined the boundaries between science fiction, horror and action, and set astonishing new standards for special effects. Now, Terminator Vault brings to light the stories behind these two landmark films, drawing on new interviews with James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd and many more cast and crew members – plus a foreword from Arnold Schwarzenegger himself. Featured herein are concept artwork by Cameron, annotated effects storyboards, rare photographs of the miniatures team at work, diagrams of the shape-shifting T-1000 by the late, great Stan Winston’s makeup and effects studio, and ten meticulously reproduced artefacts enclosed in vellum envelopes for readers to remove and examine. Fully authorized and beautifully illustrated throughout, Terminator Vault is the ultimate celebration of two movies that changed cinema forever.


The Weyland Yutani Report

Author: S D Perry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608878338


Page: 160

View: 2759

"Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report" contains extensive information on the characters, locations, vehicles, and weapons from "Prometheus "and the "Alien "films. "For hundreds of years now, scientists at the Weyland-Yutani Corporation havebeen monitoring the behavior of an alien life-form so powerful that its potentialfor military application appears limitless. Although all attempts to harness thebeast s abilities have ended in appalling bloodshed, the acquisition of theXenomorph remains a priority. As such, Weyland-Yutani has granted you accessto their detailed files on the alien in the hope that you will be able to helpcapture and subjugate one of these fascinating yet deadly creatures." This exclusive in-world book utilizes specially commissioned illustrations and thirty-five years of "Alien" movie concept art and film stills to create a deeply engrossingreading experience that explores the nature of the Xenomorph in unparalleled detail."Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report"contains extensive information on the characters, locations, vehicles, and weapons from the movies, along with an in-depth breakdown of the Xenomorph s life cycle, to give readers the most comprehensive look at one of movie history's greatest monsters. Covering all aspects of this hugely popular franchise s thirty-five-year history, "Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report "is the ultimate book for fans."

The Sound of Music Story

How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time

Author: Tom Santopietro

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466870591

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 5197

On March 2, 1965, "The Sound of Music" was released in the United States and the love affair between moviegoers and the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was on. Rarely has a film captured the love and imagination of the moviegoing public in the way that "The Sound of Music" did as it blended history, music, Austrian location filming, heartfelt emotion and the yodeling of Julie Andrews into a monster hit. Now, Tom Santopietro has written the ultimate "Sound of Music" fan book with all the inside dope from behind the scenes stories of the filming in Austria and Hollywood to new interviews with Johannes von Trapp and others. Santopietro looks back at the real life story of Maria von Trapp, goes on to chronicle the sensational success of the Broadway musical, and recounts the story of the near cancellation of the film when the "Cleopatra" bankrupted 20th Century Fox. We all know that Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer played Maria and Captain Von Trapp, but who else had been considered? Tom Santopietro knows and will tell all while providing a historian's critical analysis of the careers of director Robert Wise and screenwriter Ernest Lehman, a look at the critical controversy which greeted the movie, the film's relationship to the turbulent 1960s and the super stardom which engulfed Julie Andrews. Tom Santopietro's "The Story of 'The Sound of Music'" is book for everyone who cherishes this American classic.

Alien Covenant

David's Drawings

Author: Dane Hallett,Matt Hatton

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785659249


Page: 192

View: 3014

Delve into this exclusive Alien Covenant collection, containing two books, to gain an insight into David's descent into madness. Packed over two hundred illustrations and an interview with Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton, the artists from the set. Before Alien Covenant, David was stranded alone on the Engineers' planet and--left to his own dark devices--he began to push the boundaries of creation. Delve into this exclusive collection, containing two books, to gain an insight into the android's descent into madness. The in-universe sketchbook contains over two hundred illustrations from the set and will take you inside the mind of David. It features the complete arc of his journey from the studies of flora and fauna, to his more sinister experiments on creatures, and the disturbing demise of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw. The companion book, Developing the Art of an Android, holds an interview with Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton--the artists behind all of the beautifully grotesque sketches. Alien Covenant: David's Drawings will satisfy every serious fan's hunger for details of the most intriguing character from the Alien prequels.

The Art and Making of Alien

Author: Simon Ward

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781785653810

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 2865

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in the groundbreaking Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. Alien: Covenant - The Art of the Film reveals how the visual style of the film evolved, with breathtaking concept art accompanied by insight and interviews with key cast and crew. This official companion book explores all the major environments, creatures and technology that feature in this exciting new movie. It explores the intricate technology of the eponymous colony ship and its auxiliary vehicles, designs of the crew's uniforms and weaponry, artwork of key locations and breathtaking alien art imagery in amazing detail. Packed with fascinating sketches, blueprints, diagrams, full-color artwork, final film frames and behind-the-scenes shots from the set, Alien: Covenant - The Art of the Film is the ultimate literary companion to this highly anticipated movie event. TM & � 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Flintstones

The Official Guide to the Cartoon Classic

Author: Jerry Beck

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 9780762440832

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 78

View: 5161

Presents a complete guide to the television program, including profiles of each character, a tour of the town of Bedrock, behind the scenes details, and trivia.


The Definitive History

Author: Calum Waddell

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781783293254

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

View: 5160

In 1987 a science fiction blockbuster arrived and a pop culture legend was born. RoboCop is the story of a hero police officer in near-future Detroit who is gunned down and reborn as justice-seeking cyborg. The groundbreaking visual effects, thrilling set pieces, and biting satire entertained audiences the world over. The film spawned two sequels, TV versions, swathes of gorgeous merchandise, and, in 2014, was reimagined for the new millennium. For the first time ever, here is the whole story of RoboCop. RoboCop: the Definitive History details the journey from the original script and early concept designs, all the way to the art and stunning effects work on the 2014 reimagining. Rare and exclusive images, script pages, storyboards, and much more have been discovered in the archives and are presented here for the first time, alongside brand new interviews with key creatives such as Ed Neumeier, Michael Miner, Jose Padilha, Joel Kinnaman, and Nancy Allen. This is a landmark book for a science milestone. And for RoboCop fans this books fulfills all prime directives.

The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road

Author: Abbie Bernstein

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781783298167

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 6375

Max Rockatansky returns. Haunted by his turbulent past, the wandering Road Warrior becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. Seeking escape from the tyranny of Immortan Joe, what follows is a high-octane Road War - and a chance for redemption. The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road is the official companion to the highly anticipated movie.

Big Eyes

The Film, the Art

Author: Leah Gallo,Margaret Keane

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781783297184

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 948

Shares stills, behind the scenes images, and visual effects concepts from the film, as well as insights from the cast and crew and over forty pieces of original art by Margaret Keane.


Author: Hansruedi Giger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781852867195

Category: Cinematography

Page: 136

View: 7872

This large format artbook is a must for fans of H.R. Giger, the oscar winning designer of Alien, who is widely recognised as the most original and innovative science fiction and fantasy film designer/artist working today.