- Paperback: 76 pages
- Publisher: Morpheus International; 2nd ed. edition (October 4, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1883398088
- ISBN-13: 978-1883398088
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.2 x 12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #626,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book contains a variety of sketches and concept images, as well as journal entries detailing HR Giger's frustrations and fascinations during the creative process of developing Alien's Alien. A variety of insights into how the sets and "characters" were constructed shed light on Giger's role in shaping one of the most unique science fiction worlds, from a visual standpoint, ever created. You can see the sets under construction as piles of bone or plasticine models, as well as the derelict ship which appears to play a prominent role in the upcoming Prometheus.
There are constant allusions to the role producers and creative partners played in limiting the scope of what Giger wanted to accomplish with the character, while also providing humorous insights into the little victories he won along the way. It's insider-y without focusing too heavily on the commercial realities of movie-making in the late 70's, but interesting tidbits like Giger's accommodation in a hotel the Stones had been through is amusing. The focus is always on how Giger visualized and worked on his art, from his perspective.
A must-have if you're a fan of the series; less so if you're merely curious.