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Such a fun read about J.W. Rinzler’s new book The Making of Alien up on Birth.Movies.Death.

Anyone else still have nightmares about this movie?

When it comes to making-of books, no one in the game is performing at quite the same level as J.W. Rinzler, author of The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films, multiple Making of Star Wars books, and this month’s The Making of Alien, debuting at this year’s SDCC (Booth #5537). As such, when I was asked if I’d like to receive a review copy of Rinzler’s latest, I leapt at the opportunity: as BMD readers know, anything Alien-related has long been my jam, and there was zero doubt in my mind that Rinzler would deliver the definitive version of that particular tale. 

A few days later, The Making of Alien arrived, and I was not disappointed. This is a jaw-dropper of a book, a must-own for Alien fans that’s positively overflowing with excellent artwork, new interviews, script excerpts, and a whole bunch of behind-the-scenes photos I’d never seen before. It’s quite the achievement, and shortly after pouring over it I was given the chance to speak to Rinzler about how the book came together and what he learned while writing it.

(Note: All photos contained in this post are taken from The Making of Alien by J.W. Rinzler, published by Titan Books. Used with permission, copyright Alien ™ & © 1979, 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.)

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