E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History
Written By: Caseen Gaines, Drew Barrymore, Kathleen Kennedy
Documenting the complete history of E.T., the book explores Spielberg’s initial inspiration for the story, the challenging shoot, and the record-breaking success, as well as the film’s endurance, examining the merchandising it inspired and the reasons E.T. holds a permanent place in the hearts of movie fans the world over.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Ultimate Visual History features exclusive interviews with key members of the creative team, including cast and crew. Filled with visual treasures, the book also includes rare and never-before-seen imagery from the 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.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 8/30/2022
ISBN: 9781683834274
Pages: 240pp + 16 inserts
Trim Size: 9.25 x 11 x 1.7

  • About the Author 
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Caseen Gaines, Author: Caseen Gaines is a pop culture historian who has been published in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The A.V. Club and Decider. He has authored several books including We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic, and Inside Pee-wee's Playhouse, which won a Silver Medal at 2012's Independent Publisher Book Awards.