N.p. N.p., 1978. Revised Final Draft script for the 1979 film. Post-production script indicating changes as noted on the first leaf, for: dialogue, computer readout information, miniature effects shots; conceptions and alteration; scene transpositions and scene omissions, all as written and edited after completion of principal photography on October 21, 1978."
Revisions credited to producers Walter Hill and David Giler. Copy belonging to an unknown crew member, with their name on the inside front wrapper, and their holograph ink annotations on the first leaf, then pages 1, 2, and 4.
One of the greatest science fiction/horror films ever made, and the auspicious debut of Ridley Scott, a franchise so rich in themes and expandability that it has generated three sequels and two prequels of comparable (or nearly comparable) artistic merit. The infamous "chest bursting" scene paved the way for future horror films to feature gore in more imaginative ways (but also caused viewers to vomit in theaters upon its initial release).
Returning home from a mission, the crew of the spacecraft Nostromo is awakened by the ship's computer to answer a distress signal from a nearby planet. The rescue team discovers a bizarre pod field with pods housing unseen terror. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Effects.
Yellow titled front self wrapper (lacking yellow rear wrapper), dated December 28, 1978. Noted as Revised Final Draft, with story credits for Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, and screenwriting credits for Walter Hill and David Giler. Title page integral with the front wrapper. 43 leaves, rectos and versos, with last page of text numbered 82. Xerographic duplication, rectos and versos. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, with soil on the title page, lightly rusting at the binding, side stapled.
National Film Registry. Ebert II.
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