HR Giger, creator of the nightmarish world brought to life in the Alien films, just passed away. Before that Giger had worked on the visual style of Alejandro Jodorowksy’s Dune, a film which was never made (though is the subject of a recent documentary, Jodorowsky’s Dune – We’ll add that to the collection when it’s put out on DVD, but in the meantime, take a look at Jodorowsky’s Constellation).
“My planet was ruled by evil,” Giger said of his Dune design, “a place where black magic was practiced, aggressions were let loose, and intemperance and perversion were the order of the day. Just the place for me, in fact.”
Giger’s vision and style, mixing eroticism, horror, and biomechanical beings with a surrealist’s touch had a far reaching impact, from film design to album covers, and beyond.
(image from Www HR Giger com)
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In the stacks:
Www HR Giger com / text, H.R. Giger – ND1460.F35 G55 1997
HR Giger ARh₊ / editing and production, Gaby Falk
H.R. Giger’s Necronomicon 2/ NC988.5 G53 N4
N.Y. City / H. R. Giger – NC988.5.G53N48
Alien – dir. Ridley Scott – V-F S467 AliD DVD