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- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 95 min.)) : sound, color
- Publisher: [United States] : Icarus Films : 2015.
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|Creation/Production Credits Note:|| Directed by Belinda Sallin.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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.
|Target Audience Note:|| Not rated.
|System Details Note:|| Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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|Subject:||Giger, H. R. (Hans Rudolf), 1940-2014.
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