Giger and Gruyères: Every Alien to His Taste!
…Some time ago the work of the Swiss Giger impressed the American director Ridley Scott. Having scrolled through the Necronomicon (Masks of Death) collection in 1977, inspired by the book of the same name by G. F. Lovecraft (gamers, go ahead!), the filmmaker instantly smelled his favourite smell of Alien money. Scott immediately invited Giger to work on the design of the future fantastical creepy film, and the nimble xenomorph nightmare, hatching from the man-flesh of astronauts, amazed the sophisticated audience more than Hitchcock’s horrors.
In 1980, the artist was awarded an Oscar, and other Aliens followed, as well as Aliens vs. Predator, and finally, in 2012, Prometheus burst out, whose entourage was also made by the great and terrible Giger. About 250 million dollars were spent to revive them — a smash! Mr. Scott implemented Giger’s giga-plans at the highest budget level.
You can only take pictures at the reception desk, but these shots are enough to scare relatives upon arrival. Mamma mia, an ordinary young lady is sitting selling tickets right under the wings of the monsters! Well, you are in trouble. Here is an eyewitness account: "Imagine yourself inside an alien evil spaceship. Dark. Quiet. A black rubberised floor, cut with incomprehensible symbols, evoking sadness and hopelessness… Installations of Aliens in full growth, hanging, in particular, from the ceiling… The walls are hung with an epic cyberpunk, the main character is a woman with a kind and beautiful face, fused with the machine either with her spine, now with her breasts, now with God knows what else… Holographic posters that change the picture depending on the angle of view… A picture of an endless wall and bottomless portal to nowhere… Everything is very gloomy, and this gloom is beautiful."