01/09/2008. Contributed by Geoff Willmetts
pub: Titan Books. 128 page illustrated softcover. Price: less than £1.40 (UK) these days if you know where to look. ISBN: 1-85286-866-X.
check out website: www.titanbooks.com although it is out print.
All right, so I'm still applying the theory and proving books are out there if you need them for research and was most surprised that the 'Alien Resurrection Scriptbook' was one of them. From a research POV, such books can be very useful. It can be very easy to miss details or overlook while watching the film. I mean it wasn't until recently that I found Call's forename was Annalee for instance.
The script compared to the filmed version can show where there are changes as well. Take Ripley's meeting with the Betty's crew. Ripley tearing out a xenomorph's tongue and handing it to Call isn't there and interestingly the script says there were twenty aliens and the film, a dozen - an unusual thing to cut back on. Information like this you wouldn't find anywhere else but in a scriptbook or possible some website who undoubted accessed a book such as this. So why go for a second-hand source when you can get a book such as this at such a low price now its been remaindered?? Exactly. There's also an eight page colour photo section with stills from the film.
If you want to see how scripts are set out if you have plans in such direction then looking at them in books like this is a must anyway. When its scriptwriter is also Joss Whedon then its also a name many will recognise. That gives plenty of reasons to own this book cos when they're gone, the price will only go up.
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