Once in awhile a movie comes out that completely shakes up the industry. Alien was and is that kind of movie.
Forty years ago director Ripley Scott combined two genres: science fiction and horror, and shock movie going audiences with one of the most horrific, frightening, innovative and imaginative movies ever produced.
From its spectacular sets to its incredible practical and special visual effects the movie fired on all cylinders and became an instant classic.
It set the standard for not only science fiction movies to follow but horror movies as well.
Intense, suspense-filled and claustrophobic each scene built to an amazing crescendo and left audiences totally exhausted.
Titan Books presents Alien 40 Years 40 Artists with a foreword by Chris Foss.
Inside the stunning oversize hardbound book with it Alien ‘child’ cover the book features totally unique interpretations of images from the film.
The spaceships, crewmembers, the Aliens and other aspects and images from the film are rendered in drawings and paintings by some of the industry's top artists.
Each of the forty artists provides a short text piece about their choice of an image and how Alien affected their lives. Also included are sketches and conceptual images along with the finished pieces allowing readers to witness each artist’s concept to completion process.
It’s a stunning and beautiful compilation of art celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the groundbreaking film.