Showing posts from May, 2014

Bear Gryllls The Island

Its hard to pinpoint anything that's different in Channel 4's Bear Grylls The Island A group of men
dispatched to an Island no access to food , water or shelter left to survive. Cue exhaustion , arguments and dreams of Nandos,KFC,Coke's Beer etc etc. The attempt at catching a bird by running at them full pelt was worth a smile though.

H.R Giger

In 1979, picking up the late H.R. Giger's book Necronomicon in the original Forbidden Planet shop in Dean Street was a challenge .  This was heady stuff. Dark and disturbing visions that were seared into your brain .  I didn't pick up the book to browse through too often. At that time it was just  too far out there  for me. Just when i needed a jolt as to how far out there an artist of Giger's genius  could push it. Even with a quantum leap in Special effects  Its hard to imagine any film on the horizon that packs the punch Alien did on its release.

Original Designs for the Alien creature by Ron Cobb based on Dan O'Bannon's descriptions

After O'Bannon showed Ridley Scott Giger's Book .There's only one way it could go.
Disturbing.different and totally Alien to say the least.

Office Heat


Now On Tumblr
I'll be putting up bits and pieces on Tumblr.
Take a peek .

James Coburn Sketch