The film offers a unique insight into the world of Giger's creation and his private life. In addition to the interview with the artist himself, a considerable part of the documentary is ... See full summary »
David N. Jahn
"H.R. Giger's Sanctuary" explores the treasures of the H.R. Giger Museum & Giger Bar at the Chateau St. Germain in beautiful Gruyeres, Switzerland. The documentary features an interview and... See full summary »
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He feels at home in places we would flee from and lives his life among the very things we fear. Throughout his life, HR Giger had inhabited the world of the uncanny, a dark universe on the ... See full summary »
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Very aware of being part of an important project, the modern artist H.R.Giger made a short film out of his work on the settings and the costumes of Ridley's Scott's classic. As a result, he gives us an essential document focusing on the artistic aspect of movie-making. We are so much used to the standard "making of" concept focused on the director and the actors that we get kind of unsettled by this unusual angle.
So much the better, however! We got a bit tired of those conventional featurettes full of expected self-indulging interviews of stars and movie makers. It's kind of refreshing just to watch the artist working. His own comments just guide us with no pretentious attitude whatsoever. He never tries to "sell" his product either and takes time to explain every details of the process.
Great fun! Very instructive!
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