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One of the few interviews with ALIEN’s dark artist that established how his name is pronounced. In this interview with Starlog’s David Huston, H. R. Giger talks about his experience with working on the movie, and the disturbing scope of his artistry.
“In the first design for the alien, he had big black eyes. But somebody said he looked too much like a… what do you call it… a Hell’s Angel; all in black with the black goggles. And then I thought: It would be even more frightening if there are no eyes! We made him blind! Then when the camera comes close, you see only the holes of the skull. Now that’s really frightening. Because, you see, even without eyes he always knows exactly where his victims are, and he attacks directly, suddenly, unerringly. Like a striking snake.
“Then I started thinking. That long skull ought to have a function. I thought: I can make a long tongue come out. The end of the tongue even looks like the head of the chest-burster
If you dare to read more, click here: H.R. GIGER: BEHIND THE ALIEN FORMS – Scraps from the loft
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