IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE

Ray Bradbury, Author . Edited by Donn Albright. Gauntlet $125 (0p) ISBN 978-1-887368-66-7

Bradbury buffs who can afford the high ticket price will welcome this trove of materials, most previously unpublished, related to the classic 3-D film, It Came from Outer Space (1953). This hefty compendium includes four Bradbury screenplay treatments, scholarly essays, studio letters, posters, ads, reviews and more—everything except the 3-D glasses. Readers will enjoy following the evolution of the script, which at first had a human spaceship visiting a distant planet rather than an alien ship crashing on Earth. Ironically, the final screenplay was written by Harry Essex, and Bradbury received credit only for the original story. The book's last item is a brief, unproduced screenplay Essex wrote based on Bradbury's story "The Chrysalis." Editor Albright deserves all due credit for thoroughness. (Apr. 15)

Reviewed on: 03/22/2004
Release date: 04/01/2004
Genre: Fiction
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