Friday, 27 November 2009

Alien Essay Research... H.R. Giger's Necronomicon...

In one of the books i read, it talked about how much H.R. Giger influenced the film and that the script itself was based on a "Giger monster." I also read that the when they struggled to find a design for the Alien, until Dan O'bannon showed Ridley Scott some of Giger's work. Scott was stunned by Giger's remarable picture named Necronomicon, which was when Giger was brought onto the team. Necronomicon could best be described as the Alien's second cousin. I thought it would be useful to look at Giger's Necronomicon book so i could see relevant examples of his work that related to the design on the Alien and showed how the idea originated. I don't think this book is for the faint hearted, but it is definitely worth checking out. I find his images completely disturbing, but at the same time they never fail to amaze me. Although, i can't help but think that the man should get some help.

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