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Re: Non-Alamo Graphic Art Movie Posters
« Reply #1150 on: July 15, 2019, 10:17:16 PM »
A similar design could have worked for Aliens, but not for Alien.  It gives away the Xenomorph.  It had to remain a secret.  But good for Aliens.

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Yeah, T, though don't you think Giger's Necronomicon from 1977 previewed very well what we could expect in Alien?  Okie

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Re: Non-Alamo Graphic Art Movie Posters
« Reply #1151 on: July 15, 2019, 10:34:22 PM »
But how many people knew of Giger's work compared to a big Hollywood movie?  I was too young to see Alien in 79, probably didn't see it until the mid 80s on VHS, and all I knew about it was the egg and the tagline "In Space No One Can Hear You Scream".  Even 5 years later, it caught my attention and the reveal was out of this world.

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Re: Non-Alamo Graphic Art Movie Posters
« Reply #1152 on: July 15, 2019, 11:04:11 PM »
But how many people knew of Giger's work compared to a big Hollywood movie?  I was too young to see Alien in 79, probably didn't see it until the mid 80s on VHS, and all I knew about it was the egg and the tagline "In Space No One Can Hear You Scream".  Even 5 years later, it caught my attention and the reveal was out of this world.

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Alien still looks pretty darn good today, too!  I agree, T, almost no regular U.S. folks would have known about Giger's work back then.  I think I may have seen Giger's book at a convention before Alien came out, though with the passage of time, I'm not sure if it was before or after the movie now that I saw his book.  Definitely not a book I would have wanted my mom to see back then!  Okie