the many deaths of a handsome dunce



"At first I was hired just to do designs. Ridley Scott told me, ‘You make the designs and we’ll find someone who can build them exactly the same.’ I liked this because I could stay in Switzerland and just fly to London once in a while to show them my work. So I began to work on Alien day and night because the time to do it was very short and I had no experience in working on a film like that. I wondered if it was possible for someone else to transform my stuff in three dimensions; but there are a lot of specialists around, so I was very hopeful.”

Giger then spent the next year working on the movie, performing design and production duties far beyond his original remit, including spray painting the spacewreck set to meet his color choices, reconfiguring the alien (based partially on his painting Necronom IV) to work better on screen, and even touching up the xenomorph’s paint job every day after filming.

(Quote and images from Cinefex #1.)


And let’s talk about the fact that Joseph Gordon Levitt himself said the point of the movie is not so you’d feel bad for him and fall in love with him, it’s so you’d realize how selfish some people are.
Actual quote from him from an interview:
The (500) Days of Summer attitude of ‘He wants you so bad’ seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is.”
"He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.”

(Source: nickmillers, via ladypoprocks)


Darth Vader leading Luke to the Emperor’s underground lair on Coruscant - Concept art by Ralph McQuarrie

(via bigredrobot)