Few movies in the entire history of Hollywood cinema are as beloved as Steven Spielberg's E.T., the story of a remarkable friendship between a young boy and an alien visitor stranded on Earth. Now in a new 30th Anniversary edition, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial from Concept to Classic is the only official book on the making of the film-the book Spielberg himself calls, "Our E.T. family album." Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 photos and drawings, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial from Concept to Classic includes the complete annotated screenplay by Melissa Mathison, remembrances from the cast and crew, and fascinating little known facts and trivia about the production, making it a must for film buffs and the countless fans who hold this extraordinary motion picture close to their hearts.
Steven Spielberg (Introduction) The renowned director and producer of Schindler's List has also directed, among other acclaimed films, Lincoln, War Horse, Saving Private Ryan, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Amistad, and Jaws. He established the Shoah Foundation in 1994, inspired by his experience while filming Schindler's List. Melissa Mathison wrote screenplays of Kundun, Indian in The Cupboard, and The Black Stallion. She lives in Los Angeles and New York City.