|ALIEN Diaries by H.R. Giger|
Every Friday I feature artwork from a classic of science fiction cinema. This week's "Flashback Friday" post is on Alien (1979)
Back in the 70's, when lead concept designer H.R. Giger was working on the film Alien, he made a collection of diaries. The book I reviewed, Giger's Alien, told a fascinating story about the late artist and the trials he went through. Now, a new 600-page coffee table book is coming out that continues to tell the stories from the diaries. Watch the book trailer and see some samples from the book.
Giger was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer who's worked on classic films like Batman Forever (1995), the unmade Dune by Jodorowsky and Species (1995).
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Now check out some amazing sample pages.
Here are some details about the book.
The Alien Diaries (in German transcription with an English translation) show a little-known personal side of the artist HR Giger and offer an unusual, detailed glimpse into the making of a movie classic through the eyes of a Swiss artist. The book contains almost completely unpublished material, including drawings, Polaroids showing the monster coming to life, and several still shots from the plentiful film material that Giger took in Shepperton.
Learn more about the book and see more fascinating pages at http://gigersaliendiaries.com See more of H.R. Giger's amazing body of work at http://www.hrgiger.com.
Click on the links if you want to see more of H.R. Giger's work or Alien on my blog.
What do you think of the concept art? What do you think of Giger's diary?
Official Alien Synopsis
"The terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet, and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. One by one, each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left, leading to an explosive conclusion that sets the stage for its stunning sequel, "Aliens."
Directed by Ridley Scott
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton
Cinematography by Derek Vanlint
Production Design by Michael Seymour
Release date: May 25, 1979
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