The Art of Film: Working on James Bond, Aliens, Batman and More

By Terry Ackland-Snow, Wendy Laybourn

The History Press

Designer: Terry Ackland-Snow

Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Francois Truffaut, Peter Hunt, Ken Russell

Terry Ackland-Snow was Art Director on The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Death on The Nile (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983), Labyrinth (1986), Aliens (1986), the Bond The Living Daylights (1987) and Batman (1989).

He was also Production Designer and worked in the Art Department as draughtsman on a huge number of high profile films including Barry Lyndon, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Tommy, Fahrenheit 451 and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

His book The Art of Film, lifts the lid on his extraordinary career, from being held hostage by a wannabe film crew in Jamaica to forgetting to add doors to the Batmobile.

This book is an insight into a lifetime of working in the film industry, mixing the amusing anecdotes with revelations about just how the magic in these movies was created.

With over 200 images, including set sketches and design plans.