“One should be delighted for the good fortune if even just one scene turns out the way it was planned. I can understand why a director like Ridley Scott won’t let a film out of his sight once he’s started on it. I can also understand why, once the film has been released, he races from one cinema to the next in order to check the quality. I have seen, too, how important it is to have a director who is so versatile that he can step in as top man in any field. Only then can you hope for quality. In the future I shall only work with directors I can admire. How much money you make along the way is unimportant, but when you’ve fanatically dedicated a year of your life to what ends up as a bad film that you will be forced to watch on TV for years to come – that’s really depressing. You can’t hide a third-rate film, unfortunately. So you can be secretly glad if you don’t get a fair mention in the screen credits.”
While Giger’s work gave me nightmares there’s no question he was a visionary of the highest order. What was your favourite of his creations?