ghosts of Giger's biomechanics in Man of Steel

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on June 19th 2013 

General Zod'S collar and Giger's ELP II work 218

a) My suspicions and ideas
In June 0f 2013, I went to see the Superman movie "Man Of Steel" and I noticed some of the obvious similarities to the work of HR Giger, it was being noticed generally by other people but I suddenly started noticing comparisons to imagery freely available artwork by HR Giger.  The Toothy collar of General Zod's collar reminded me of Giger's ELP II painting. b) The skull like General Zod's mask when turned dark became similar to that half hidden face in Giger's Li II and c) the walls of a Kryptonian environment similar to the lower abdomen of the Alien.

Skull like faces with breathing masks. A creature from Giger's Li II and General Zod's helmet
b) Zack Snyder acknowledges Giger
Later I have head from an article in from June 13th that Zack Snyder had discussed Giger's artwork in terms of the designs of the scout ship and the Krypton environment, but could not say specifically about the costume department but all costume designers were exposed to all the production design and so it probably seeped in.
loose comparison to groin of Giger's Alien suit and wall of a Kryptonian environment

Source quotes 
  1. CineMovie couldn’t help but notice other influences of H.R. Giger in the design. The monochromatic look of the armor and space suits were reminiscent of Giger’s early work.  The Swiss surrealist painter and sculptor helped design the visual effects for Ridley Scott’s Alien, which earned him an Academy Award.CineMovie asked Zack at a recent press conference with the cast and filmmakers about the connection.  Zack admitted there may be some influence, but for the most part it wasn’t discussed directly for the costumes.(, Thursday, 13 June 2013, )
  2. Q: Was there any influence on the suits from H.R. Giger?
    Zack Snyder: We talked about it.  I don’t think directly, but because we had talked about it in the Scout ship and Krypton. And the costume designers were exposed to all the production design and so it probably seeped in. (, Thursday, 5 June 2013, )

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