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    Alien (BFI Film Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Roger Luckhurst

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    DescriptionA legendary fusion of science fiction and horror, Alien (1979) is one of the most enduring modern myths of cinema - its famously visceral scenes acting like a traumatic wound we seem compelled to revisit. Tracing the constellation of talents that came together to produce the film, Roger Luckhurst examines its origins as a monster movie script called Star Beast, dismissed by many in Hollywood as B-movie trash, through to its afterlife in numerous sequels, prequels and elaborations. Exploring the ways in which Alien compels us to think about otherness, Luckhurst demonstrates how and why this interstellar slasher movie, this old dark house in space, came to coil itself around our darkest imaginings about the fragility of humanity. This special edition features original cover artwork by Marta Lech.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Luckhurst
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844577880
    ISBN 10: 1844577880

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 221
    B&T Approval Code: C07590000
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    DC22: 791.43/72
    B&T Approval Code: C07604000
    BISAC V2.8: PER004020
    B&T Approval Code: C07300000
    DC23: 791.4372
    Thema V1.0: ATFA
    LC classification: PN1997.A3225 L88 2014
    Illustrations note
    60 colour illustrations
    British Film Institute
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    31 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Roger Luckhurst is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments 'Alien' Afterword: Growing Up with Alien Notes Credits Bibliography