If you're a fan of Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of a Third Kind, you have got to check out this concept art for the film and behind-the-scenes set photos!
The movie turns 40-years-old this month and as a way to celebrate the occasion, a new book is coming out written by Michael Klastorin called Close Encounters of the Third Kind: A Visual History. The book is said to be packed to the brim with concept art, behind-the-scenes photos, storyboards, and interviews. Thanks to io9, we have some pages from this book to share with you.
One of the cooler designs that we see is an alternate version of the giant alien spacecraft that makes an appearance at the end of the film. I also like the photo of all the little kids dressed up as creepy little aliens. One photo, in particular, shows an alien looking through the lens of the camera with Spielberg. There's a lot of other stuff to see as well! Here are the details:
Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind with this fully authorized behind-the-scenes book exploring the creation, production, and legacy of this iconic film.
Created in conjunction with Sony Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Visual History details the complete creative journey behind the making of the film and examines its cultural impact.
Featuring rare and never-before-seen imagery from the archives, the book brings together a stunning collection of on-set photography, concept art, storyboards, and more to create a visual narrative of the film’s journey to the big screen. It also features a wealth of insightful commentary from every key player involved in the film, from the acclaimed director himself to the film’s stars and the key department heads who brought Spielberg’s vision to life.
Special inserts and interactive elements include script pages, call lists, concept sketches, and more. Comprehensive, compelling, and filled with unseen treasures, Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History is a fitting tribute to one of history’s most iconic films.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: A Visual History comes out October 24, 2017. I'mn going to have to buy it! Also, don't forget that there's going to be a remastered 4K version of the film coming to theaters on September 1st!