Dark star

Dark star

H.R. Giger's world

Streaming Video - 2015 | German
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Surrealist artist H. R. Giger (1940-2014) terrified audiences with his Oscar-winning monsters in Ridley Scott's Alien. Sci-fi, horror, music, album covers, tattoos and fetish art have been influenced by his dark, intricate paintings and sculptures depicting birth, death and sex. Both a mesmerizing introduction to Giger's oeuvre and a must-see for Giger devotees, Belinda Sallin's definitive documentary Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World shares the intimate last years of the artist's life and reveals how deeply he resided within his own artistic visions. Behind the shuttered windows and ivy-covered walls of his residence in Zurich, Switzerland, Dark Star brings viewers into Giger's mysterious realm: from the first skull he was given by his father at the age of six, to macabre dinner parties with his close-knit team, to the grisly souvenirs from his time spent on the Alien set and reminiscences about model Li Tobler, Giger's one-time muse, whose suicide reverberates throughout his work.
Publisher: [United States] : Icarus Films : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 95 min.)) : sd., col


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Radharc Jun 09, 2016

This documentary is a nice glimpse into the life of Swiss surrealist H.R.Giger, with the bulk of footage shot shortly before his untimely death in 2014. The film seamlessly mixes "present-day" footage with other footage from the 70s and 80s. Interesting to me is that Giger's agent is Leslie Barany, who stars in the must-see short film "The Centrifuge Brain Project" and also learning that one of Giger's personal assistants in the former front man of proto-black metal band Celtic Frost. RECOMMENDED.

real_thing Dec 22, 2015

Not my cup of tea or milk . U like art WATCH THIS

Castlespooktacular Sep 08, 2015

This was a very thought provoking glimpse into Gigers world. Amazing what he had accomplished in his lifetime! RIP


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