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Product Details

  • Paperback: 76 pages
  • Publisher: Morpheus International; 2nd edition (October 4, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883398088
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883398088
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 12 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #543,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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So excited to have this book back in our collection!
Kelly Boklage
This is a great book about H.R. Giger's concept and design of the most grotesque science fiction creature ever created.
Keith
This book is a must have for anyone who is a fan of Giger's work or the movie's.
Christopher L. Enghusen

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By sjp@interaccess.com on December 4, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Readers will be pleased with this book if they are interested with the design of the Alien film not so much the theme of the film or Giger's art. The book is set up in pseudo biographical form that records the chain of events that led up to the production of the Alien film, through the eyes of Giger. While it does contain many of Giger's paintings they are not the center of the book rather than a means of describing film design and offering a contrast between Giger's vision and the outcome of the film. C.J.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Dean on April 23, 2006
Format: Paperback
Giger's Alien is an excellent companion book to a classic film. It is written from Giger's diaries about his experience on the production of the film. It also has many behind the scene photographs. A very entertaining behind the scenes book about a classic film.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Keith on September 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a great book about H.R. Giger's concept and design of the most grotesque science fiction creature ever created. The only thing more horrific than the ALIEN is the asking price of Amazon sellers. This book was selling in new condition for about $18.00 plus shipping a week or so ago. Now every seller on Amazon in their greedy thirst has increased their prices to ridiculous expectations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
This was my first introduction to the artwork of one of my favorite artists in the world, H.R. Giger (Geeger, not Geiger). This book is a perfect blend of a fascinating look at the creative process of moviemaking and a first rate art book. Most people are familiar with Giger's art through his Oscar winning work on Alien. This book tells it all, from how he was discovered by the filmmakers to the final product and all the twisting alleys in between. If this is all you know about Giger, check out this book to see some truly groundbreaking work in cinema (remember, this was the mid 70s) in sci-fi and horror. There are gorgeous reproductions of Giger's finished art from his production designs as well as showing the creative process of bringing the world's scariest special effect into existence. This is not an exhaustive exploration of the movie Alien. Start with the Alien Vault for that. But this is a great telling of the story of the central character, the Alien. You will learn a lot. Check it out.
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By ScottyOTM on February 4, 2014
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This book is great. The art and pics are amazing!! Love Giger great to see how the epic movie was made.
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The content of the book is as good as promised and the package arrived right on time before Christmas. However, there's a slight torn on the upper left corner of the cover where the book is glued.
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By Nancy Lynn Gordon on October 7, 2013
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I did not know it when I purchased the book but this is Giger's journal on the creation of the Alien in the Alien franchise. It was neat to see the perspective of the artist from before the movie was a huge hit.
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If you would like to feast your eyes on the complexities and beauty of H.R. Giger's biomechanical art, this is the book to buy. It will give one an in depth look at the making of Ridley Scott's classic film along with presenting some beautiful pieces of art by the incomparable H.R.Giger. A must buy.
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