May 31st 2023
May 29th 2023
a) Added: Alien : HR Giger's translucent Alien painted up
May 27th 2023
May 20th 2023
May 18th 2023
May 16th 2023
a) Added: Aliens: Ripley's method of attacking the alien queen with a powerloader references Hill Street Blues Season 1, Episode 6 "Film At Eleven" ( aired on February 7, 1981)
a) Added: Prometheus: Starmap motifs scattered through Earth's history basically as an index page for the the tablets and cave drawings. This page had been hanging around for quite a while but I forgot to post it.
May 7th 2023
a) Added HR Giger: Necronom VIII (work 317) (1976) by HR Giger references to Monument 19, La Venta, Tabasco. "Seated man in serpent"?
April 17th 2023
a) added: Aliens: Model of Alien head owned by Michael Jackson
a) See: Alien 5 / "Red Harvest": "Elevator" for Neill Blomkamp's unmade Alien 5 (2015) by Geoffroy Thoorens references The Tourist VIII 'Two aquatic aliens' (work 496) (1982) by HR Giger?
March 30th 2023
a) Added: Panel showing the Space Jockey in his spacecraft from "The Alien" from Dark Horse's Aliens The Platinum Edition, (April 1992) references frontispiece showing Eblis sitting upon a globe of fire (1815) engraved by Isaac Taylor after a drawing by Isaac Taylor Jr for William Beckford's Vathek written in 1782?
March 29th 2023
a) Updated and re-edited Illustrations from Linda C. Cain and Susan Rosenbaum's "Blast Off" (1973) by Leo and Diane Dillon (I don't know what happened here but I hadn't finished posting all the links for the pages of comparisons, or perhaps it had reverted back to an slightly earlier version of the page which does seem to occasionally happening. That sounds like a poor excused but tt happened right before my eyes once. But this page deals with how Giger referenced this illustrations in his Mordor paintings as if he knoew of a significant referenced work for each. So I worked out three)
a) Added: Alien: Early Alien storyboard showing Kane making coffee (1978) by Ridley Scott references cover of The Pink Panther #11 (March 1973)
h) Added: HR Giger: N.Y. City II Lovecraft over N.Y. City (work 452) (1980) by HR Giger references Radio Times July 3-9 1976 cover "Viewing America" as a separate page for the comparisons between the painting and the Radio Times photograph
a) Added Alien: Giger's carrying alien bodyparts from A to B
February 12th 2023
a) Added more photos to:
- H R Giger's work studio in the corner of a film studio at Shepperton, 1978
- H R Giger's studio moved into the hut in the car park, 1978
- H R Giger's studio moved to the Art Department, 1978
February 6th 2023
a) Added: Prometheus: The Engineers background story
January 28th 2023
a) Added: Alien: Stage
III alien, 2nd Design (side view) (work 370) (1978) by HR Giger
references cartoon of Stanley Kubrick (published January 30 1972) by
- Aliens: A little boy named named Pepe who bites becomes a little girl named Newt who also bites
- Aliens: Gauls shaking Roman lookout crew out of the trees becomes Colonial Marines entering the alien's nest with aliens coming out of the walls?
- Aliens: Spurius Brontosaurus' first sighting of the Gaul's superstrength potion becomes Burke's first encounter with the facehugger?
- Aliens: Asterix using a red cloak in a bullfight with an aurocs becomes Ripley using a powerloader to fight to fight the alien queen, rescuing in this instance Spurious Brontosaurus who becomes Newt?
a) Added: Alien: Cutaway of the Alien egg with face hugger inside by HR Giger references vase from "Asterix and the Roman Agent", (Originally published: 4 June 1970). written by Author René Goscinny, illustrated by Albert Uderzo
v) Added Helmut Newton: Fashion Photo, Eida, Paris 1973 by Helmut Newton references cover of The Pink Panther #14 (September 1973) ?
If I read a page of it, it means often nothing. As time goes by the context of everything being said appears to fragment into nothing. It's almost perhaps as if I'm at times word blind with the computer screen content
So if I divide every paragraph up with coloured subheadings for each individual action and decision being described, it's more navigable and I can get a better idea of what has been written that's often a fusion of three or four different quotes from various interviews. With that, every sentence has to be set a line apart.
However this this form of breaking information up probably might be better for all, because I'm not really convinced that anyone ever has much of a clue about what's being written in these long articles, they don't have the time to skim through the words and if they read too much on the screen, they're likely to become disorientated.
However I've noticed that one popular poster of Alien material and gots lots of enthusiastic thumbs up (about a month later that's almost 300) , I've realised that the person quoted a section from my writeup about the Yellow Nostromo although I wasn't being given credit.
Everyone could understand what was being communicated within those words that accompanied several photographs of the Nostromo spaceship model painted yellow, and what is more I was able to recognise his own words even though it was a snippet of what he had written. So, I thought that was interesting. It was my style of wording here anyway, as if to describe the sequence events as they've been described to happen from fragments of numerous interviews, whether those events were really as described or not.
iii) Added an index page for E.L. Kirchner's "Studio of Painter" (1920)
vii) Added a separate page for Illustration for "Europ Assistance" (published 1981) by Moebius references the “The Painter’s Eye” (1942) by Salvador Dali? which used to be on the page for the Europ Assistance illustration
29th September 2021
July 31st 2021
i) I decided to break the "Alien Covenant: The xenomorph - a stripped-down killing machine" down into a number of different pages and with that added information based on quotes from Cinefex #153 and the Conor O'Sullivan interview for the Reel Feedback podcast. Unfortunately, the story of the process of whatever went on there seems very fragmented still.
July 27th 2021
i) Added Alien beast by Fraco since people were still confused about the illustration and thought it was by Moebius
July 24th 2021
i) Had a go at adding more details to Alien production timeline May 1978 and Alien Production Timeline June 1978 such as Giger having an acid trip in June when she arrived. I keep finding things that ought to be there are not and I thought that I had written a chapter on Giger's use of LSD but somehow it has been erased, and one wonders what to make of these inconsistancies. Although I have written all of thise out in the timelines which should really be brief, they might as well become more complicated, in order for me to really work out what I think that I am doing rather than guessing about what these brief references mean
i) Added Alien: HR Giger's Space Jockey and the "Pacal Votan" tomb lid as an exploration of the relationship between the two
i) Added: Alien: Early Alien script by Dan O'Bannon references The Adventures of Tintin: Tintin and the Broken Ear (Published 1936) by Hergé?
July 4th 2021i) Added: Alien Covenant: Alien Newborn by Colin Shulver
i) Updated Alien: The TV series
June 30th 2021
i) Added: the make of the radio control box seen in the photo at Alien: David Watling's Alien Head
I don't know if we can find out enough because Ridley only gives vague fragments of the development of his ideas for the evolution of the Space Jockey scenario which is infuriating for an Alien fan.
What we have are bare bones and very little to flesh it out with. Posting quotes from Ridley as something conveying meaning isn't good enough, because they don't always mean that much for anyone really wanting to know something.
Is there another direction to go with this? I'd like to go there.
i) Added: Alien Life Cycle Hieroglyphs according to Christopher Robinson as published in L'art et la science dans Alien
March 13th 2021
i) Added: A separate page for "HR Giger: The theme of Nut the Sky Goddess involved in Giger choice of grave stone" was made on 3rd March 2021 although the information had been published here as soon as photos showed up of the tomb stone which was shortly after the completion of the grave memorial in 2016
February 25th 2021
i) Added: Predator: The Val Verde Universe of movies
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