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Oscar winner: ‘Alien’ creator H.R. Giger is dead

Posted on May 13th, 2014 at 12:36 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


The renowned Swiss artist H.R. Giger has died at the age of 74, as a result of injuries sustained in a fall. Giger, who passed away in a Zurich hospital, was most famous for the alien monster he created for the movie of the same name.

The terrifying creature and sets he created for Ridley Scott’s film earned him an Oscar for special effects in 1980. In the art world, Giger is appreciated for his wide body of work in the fantastic realism and surrealistic genres.

  1. Wonderful vision. I’m not sure if that was the start of mainstream non-sterile SF movies (Dark Star wasn’t mainstream, I’d say).

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