Alien: Battle between O'Bannon and Scott over derelict

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On the 5th March, 1978 Giger had found himself in Scott's office on Lexington Street. There he was outlining his ideas for the derelict space ship built by non-humans, which the three astronauts come across on the strange planet. Ridley Scott thinks that it is absolutely great, but Dan O'Bannon who has just flown in from the USA doesn't think that it is technical enough. However Giger's certainty that Scott will win the argument and thus Giger's ideas will be adopted and that Scott can intepret them allows him to keep quiet. The war of words comes to an end and Scott then asks Giger to paint a picture of the entrance passage. The battle was won.

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  1. H. R. Giger: 5 March 1978, London.: In Scott's office on Lexington Street, I outline my ideas for the derelict (plate 374) The derelict is a space-ship built by non-humans which the three astronauts come across on the strange planet. Scott thinks its absolutely great. O'Bannon who has just flown over from the USA, doesn't think it's technical enough. A battle of pros and cons begin. I keep quiet; I know that Scott will win the argument.  (Giger's Alien, p22, )
  2.  H. R. Giger: 5 March 1978, London.: The certainty that my ideas will be adopted and that Scott can interpret them allows me to keep quiet. The war of words comes to an end and Scott asks me to paint a picture of the entrance passage. The battle is won. (Giger's Alien, p22, )

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