E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Illustrated Story of the Film and the Filmmakers

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Illustrated Story of the Film and the Filmmakers

by Steven Spielberg, Laurent Bouzerau, Laurent Bouzereau
     
 

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E.T. is the movie that created one of the most recognized icons of the twentieth century, and has become the enduring classic about a remarkable friendship between a boy and an alien visitor. And this is the only book that tells the story of how the movie was conceived and made.

Here are stories from director Steven Spielberg, writer Melissa Mathison,

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E.T. is the movie that created one of the most recognized icons of the twentieth century, and has become the enduring classic about a remarkable friendship between a boy and an alien visitor. And this is the only book that tells the story of how the movie was conceived and made.

Here are stories from director Steven Spielberg, writer Melissa Mathison, producer Kathleen Kennedy, child stars Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, and members of the crew. Spielberg and Mathison tell us how E.T. evolved from Spielberg's concept into Mathison's screenplay. We learn about the mechanics of how the alien was made to walk, talk, eat, and phone home. We go on the set to discover, firsthand, how the most memorable scenes were filmed, including the scene of the boys flying over the moon and the good-bye scene that had us in tears.

Lavishly illustrated, with full-color stills and behind-the-scenes photographs, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial from Concept to Classic includes the complete screenplay, as well as excerpts from the reviews and feature stories that appeared when the film was first released in 1982. Here is a book that puts you in the director's chair during the making of one of the most extraordinary films ever created.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Adult/High School-Seemingly everyone involved in the making of this award-winning movie provides detailed, informal yet informative comments on every aspect of its design and production, and the impact that it has had on American society. Steven Spielberg opens with an introduction on the idea of the film and is quoted throughout. Teens will be drawn to the hundreds of photographs, many in color, that make up at least half of the book. Some are stills from the movie, but many are behind-the-scenes shots and have never before been published. All illustrations relate to the adjacent text and help to tell the story. The screenplay, with the scenes added to the 2002 version, is also included. Bits of trivia sprinkled throughout add to the fun.-Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557045133
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Spielberg (Introduction)
The renowned director and producer of Schindler's List has also directed, among other acclaimed films, Lincoln, War Horse, Saving Private Ryan, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Amistad, and Jaws. He established the Shoah Foundation in 1994, inspired by his experience while filming Schindler's List.

Melissa Mathison wrote screenplays of Kundun, Indian in The Cupboard, and The Black Stallion. She lives in Los Angeles and New York City.

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