The definitive account of the motion picture phenomenon, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History is a must-have for fans of the beloved Steven Spielberg classic.
Documenting the complete history of E.T., the book explores Spielberg’s initial inspiration for the story through its challenging shoot and subsequent record-breaking success. Pop culture historian Caseen Gaines unpacks the film’s endurance by examining the merchandising it inspired and the reasons E.T. holds a permanent place in the hearts of fans the world over.
Featuring exclusive interviews with key members of the creative team (including cast and crew) and filled with visual treasures, the book also includes rare and never-before-seen imagery from the Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment archives, including on-set photography, concept art, and storyboards, plus a wealth of removable insert items such as annotated script pages, studio memos, preliminary sketches, and more.
The perfect tribute to a film that defines movie magic, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History is the final word on a modern masterpiece.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History includes a foreword by Drew Barrymore and an introduction by Kathleen Kennedy. The book will retail for $60 and be published by Insight Editions on August 30, 2022.