One can only imagine if, say, Vincent Van Gogh were alive when movies were being made – his artwork serving as a backdrop for a motion picture... intentionally.
Well at least we had H.R. Giger when Ridley Scott directed the groundbreaking sci-fi horror masterpiece, ALIEN... The look of the planet and the formidable beast was Giger's creation, and turned the first film into a dark, surreal canvas, setting the stage for an iconic franchise...
YAPHET KOTTO (from a Cult Film Freak Interview): All of the ALIEN scenes were challenging, particularly when you know you have to act against sets that were huge... The special effects determined where you could walk. Then you ask yourself how can you survive in acting against a monster. Will you be remembered?
Well Giger, who designed the legendary monster, certainly will be!
by James M. Tate