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Old May 13 2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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HR Giger dies after a fall. RIP.

One of sci-fi's most influential visionaries has died, after tripping and falling he sustained mortal injuries.

His work on the Alien movies must surely be one of the most iconic and most imitated set of designs in sci-fi movie history.

That is all. Very sad.

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Old May 13 2014, 10:22 AM   #2
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Indeed this is sad news. May he be remembered for his art and works on so many projects.
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Old May 13 2014, 10:30 AM   #3
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Bloody hell.
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Old May 13 2014, 10:31 AM   #4
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Re: HR Giger dies after a fall. RIP.

Terrible news. He was one of the ones I always thought would be immortal.
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Old May 13 2014, 10:38 AM   #5
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I just read the news. He was a highly creative artist. May he R.I.P.
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Old May 13 2014, 11:26 AM   #6
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Bloody hell.
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Old May 13 2014, 12:46 PM   #7
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Re: HR Giger dies after a fall. RIP.

Very sad.He was a huge inspiration for me growing up after seeing Alien, and finding a copy of one of his books in a store. He's one of the reasons I'm such a huge fan of Lovecraft and weird art and stories in general. RIP good sir.
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Old May 13 2014, 01:06 PM   #8
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Re: HR Giger dies after a fall. RIP.

Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
Bloody hell.
About covers it.
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Old May 13 2014, 01:11 PM   #9
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Old May 13 2014, 01:30 PM   #10
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Re: HR Giger dies after a fall. RIP.

Pingfah said it best: visionary. Was ANY single film as memorably art-directed as ALIEN?

This news comes hot on the heels of JOROWSKY'S DUNE, the new documentary now in limited release. Jodorowsky lives on in his 80s, but his never-to-be-filmed DUNE film enlisted the talents of Giger, Dan O'Bannon, Moebius and Chris Foss, several years prior to ALIEN.

Thanks, Hans.
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Old May 13 2014, 04:16 PM   #11
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Shit!
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Old May 13 2014, 04:36 PM   #12
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Pingfah said it best: visionary. Was ANY single film as memorably art-directed as ALIEN?
Agreed. Visually that movie looks absolutely flawless, and I can't imagine that creature or those designs will ever look dated.

Sad to hear he's gone now.
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Old May 13 2014, 05:28 PM   #13
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What a terrible way to go.

He will be missed.
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Old May 13 2014, 05:50 PM   #14
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He had a huge and lasting influence on sci-fi films. Rest in peace, H.R. Giger.
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