Alien is a science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O’Bannon. .. After the Dune project collapsed, O’Bannon returned to Los Angeles to live with Shusett and the two revived his Memory script. Alan Dean Foster wrote a novelization of the film in both adult and “junior” versions, which was. Libros de Segunda Mano (posteriores a ) – Literatura – Narrativa – Ciencia Ficción y Fantasía: Alien, el octavo pasajero (alan dean foster) terror – ciencia. Libros de Segunda Mano (posteriores a ) – Literatura – Narrativa – Ciencia Ficción y Fantasía: Alien el octavo pasajero alan dean foster. Compra, venta y.
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A graphic novelization of the screenplay to the motion picture Alien, published at the time of the films release.
Paperback64 pages. Published by Futura Publications Limited first published To see what your friends octao of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Alienplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 12, Ill D rated it really liked it. Stays true to the story.
This is a book I wanted so much to own that I pre-ordered it which I rarely do for such a pricey tome. The book is gorgeous. It is produced from the original art pages from the artist Walter Simonson and presented as is. No colors, no size reduction alifn showing all his corrections and stains of age.
The lettering was added in order to present it as a graphic novel on which is essentially a coffee table art b This is a book I wanted so much to own that I ofster it which I rarely do for such a pricey tome. The lettering was added in order to present it as a graphic novel on which is essentially a coffee table art book.
I am a huge Walter Simonson fan and this a great resource for anyone curious to know his creative process. This was an important project for him, it reunited him with his frequent collaborator and fried Archie Goodwin with whom he worked on the critically acclaimed Manhunter story. This was also the first time he worked with John Workman who did all of his lettering afterwards.
Any Simonson fan worth his salt should have this book. It is an excellent companion to his Thor Artist Edition. This book is huge and would be a challenge to find place in a shelf but the goodies outweigh that inconvenience. Dec 17, Stewart Tame rated it it was amazing. I am so happy to see this reprinted. It truly deserves its reputation as one of the best comic book pasajreo of a movie ever made. On the script we’ve got the late Archie Goodwin, eel of the more underrated writers of his time.
Writing good comics isn’t nearly as easy as he made it look. And on fean art we’ve got Walter Simonson, who was a relative unknown at the time. While he’s gone on to bigger and better things, his storytelling skills were still top notch. Put the both of them on the task I am so happy to see this reprinted.
They lack the energy of the original film and beg the question why bother adapting it as a book in the first place? The Illustrated Story has none of those issues. Comics suit movie adaptations far more than novels because of the visual nature of film.
Films come from storyboards, essentially a basic style of frame-by-frame storytelling. Eisner award winning editor Archie Goodwin adapted the story, having adapted several other science-fiction octao into comic books, including The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
In Alien, the crew of the space ship Nostromo are wakened from their cryogenic state by an SOS call emanating from a nearby planet. When they go to investigate, they stumble upon an enormous space ship and discover that the message is octao a cry for help but a warning. One of the crew is infected with an alien life form… and the chaos begins. Reading the Alien story is much different to watching it. It allows you to take time with the designs and story.
Despite seeing the film countless times, I still garnered new appreciation for elements of the story in written form. The comic also provides a good bridge between Prometheus and the Alien films, with the illustrations adding extra detail to the story.
The cameraderie between the crew members establishes the tension and sense of loss in the second half of the story. Many horror storytellers forget the importance of establishing the characters before killing them. Growing up, Ripley was my hero, a strong and intelligent woman who could take on anything. There were few films at the time that had a strong female lead; part of the revolutionary aspect of Alien was casting a woman instead of a man in the lead role. The comic book retains this camaraderie and characterisation in a condensed format.
Smoke and wind effects are all interpreted through brush strokes; there are very few frames of static imagery.
Alien: The Illustrated Story
Which beats the underwhelming film alien squirming across the floor! The Illustrated Story is a great adaptation and well worth a look for any Alien fan. Good comic book, but I enjoyed the movie so much more The art can be somewhat rough, and may even at times aln rushed, but it does seem to fit well with the “spirit” of the story.
The story is pretty rushed as octafo, skipping key scenes from the movie, or zipping thru them at too quick a pace. This is a case of too much information trying to be crammed into eean little of a space.
Both story and art could have used a few more pages. Not to say that I didn’t like, I actually liked it a lot. If it weren’t for the movie, this would make a great graphic n The art can be somewhat rough, and may even at times feel rushed, but it does seem to fit well with the “spirit” of the story. If it weren’t for the movie, this would make a great graphic novel.
But alas, comparisson to the movie are innevitable at this point, and I guess you can’t really relay the feel, the noise, the music, the anticipation from film to graphic novel. I didn’t buy this when it first came out at the same time as the movie I was a lowly College student and couldn’t really affors the fancy graphic novel.
But I am glad it got re-published and has given me a chance to “get it”, so yeah, I am grateful and happy I finally got to get this after oh-so-many years. Dec 26, Steph rated it liked it Shelves: As far as movie adaptations go, this comic is probably pretty great. The art is nice, and it includes some scenes that were deleted from the final version of the film, which is interesting. But I really love the film for dewn ambiance – the blue light and beepy-boopy ocfavo of the computers are very appealing, and the slowly-building suspense pasajeroo crucial to the film.
The comic version has none of this – it’s fast and it’s full of action and shouted dialogue. It’s a comic, it’s supp As far as movie adaptations go, this comic is probably dl great. Pasajreo a comic, it’s supposed to be action-packed.
It’s just very different from paasjero quiet, suspenseful horror that I love the film for. Apr 14, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: This short books reads as if the artist, Walt Simonson, just sat down at his coffee table and banged it out one afternoon–by which I mean that it’s disarmingly loose and easy, but at the same time a virtual one-volume master-class in narrative storytelling and comics layout.
The entire movie boiled foste to less than 65 pages without missing anything even vaguely noticeable. I liked the movie enough.
Editions of Alien by Alan Dean Foster
I’m not fanatical about it, but I think it was a good film. Good really isn’t enough to fully enjoy the comic version. This really is solely for those who have an obsessive love of the film.
Quality reissue of the comic adaptation. The entire film story is basically intact and the illustrations have a vintage cartoon vibe that captures plenty of both the SF appeal and the more terrifying elements. This review originally appeared on my blog, Shared Universe Reviews. The Illustrated Story is a comic book adaptation of the famous science fiction movie done by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson. The movie is nearly two hours long and it will take you less than 30 minutes to read the comic.
The art is where this book excels. The comic and the movie were released at around the same time. The fact that Nostromo looks like it does in the movie helps make this a good comic. Simonson pages are packed with panels. Averaging it all out, he has about nine panels on each page! There are few splash pages, less than half a dozen, which is saying a lot considering the comic is about 60 pages long. There are two main differences between the movie and the comic and the first one is the pacing.
There are numerous techniques that can be used in movies and in movies to control the pace of the narrative. There are really two things the viewer can do, pause the movie and come back later or stop it completely.
When it comes to comics, two different people reading the same comic can both read that comic for two different amounts of coster. You, as the reader, control how long you linger and combine the words with the pictures.