a) Early Ridleygram: Early Ridleygram of the derelict exterior closeup.
Is the circular hole an observation bubble?
b) References Crucifixion (1933) by Francis Bacon?
|Crucifixion (1933) Francis Bacon|
b.ii) The upward angle from Bacon's painting next to the upward curve revealing pipes etc
b.iii) Arms and head of crucified figure next to the equivalent in the Ridleygram
b.iv) The feet perhaps become the explorers approaching the ship
b.v) The diagonal lines from Bacon's painting next to vertical lines on the side of the side
c) Tying in with Moebius' derelict ship exterior closeup
|Moebius' derelict with observation dome|
(source; I scanned this from Fantastic Films magazine)
Which came first, Moebius' drawing or Ridley's storyboard?
Perhaps they were done at the same time when Moebius came over to England to do his concept art for Alien?
c.ii) Perhaps just as Ridley seemed to, Moebius referenced Crucifixion (1933) by Francis Bacon
c.iii) Perhaps like the bottom of the painting by Bacon, there is an upward angle where the ship's machinery can be seen and the Christ's legs become where the astronaut stands.