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Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 4 October 2019 (USA)
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The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Bijan Aalam Bijan Aalam ... Himself
Tim Boxell Tim Boxell ... Himself
Axelle Carolyn ... Herself
Veronica Cartwright ... Herself
Roger Christian ... Himself
Roger Corman ... Himself
Mickey Faerch ... Greek-speaking Furie
Henry Jenkins Henry Jenkins ... Himself
William Linn William Linn ... Himself
Ben Mankiewicz ... Himself
Adam Egypt Mortimer Adam Egypt Mortimer ... Himself
Shannon Muchow ... Clytemnestra (voice)
Diane O'Bannon Diane O'Bannon ... Herself
Rhoda Pell ... Furies
Ivor Powell ... Himself
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The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. Giger. A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and our collective unconscious. Written by Production

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Before Alien, there was Starbeast. Before Starbeast, there was... Memory.

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4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$14,704, 6 October 2019

Gross USA:

$31,378

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,272
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2.39:1
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Purchased by fan owned entertainment company, Legion M, at Sundance Film Festival in 2019. It's the first time a film has been chosen using the Legion M exclusive program, Film Scout. See more »

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References Alien (1979) See more »

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Worth watching BUT can we keep politics away from entertainment?
14 November 2019 | by HiairSee all my reviews

Stop putting your agenda nonsense were there wasn't, I remind you that all the characters were genderless in the shooting script and their dialogue and actions remained the same after casting. Ridley Scott just chose a female to play Ripley because he thought "why not?" "It would be more interesting". Period. I saw his interview. It is pointless to find symbolism and relate any movie to other sources if the director din't intended nor was influenced for, and its a lot more pointless is to claim that the interviewers personal point of views are the actual way the movie must be interpreted.

If the movie were about male rape the alien creature would be explained to ONLY rape males and leave the females alone. But it can rape anyone and that's the universal fear appeal of the film. Don't shrink the universe to local politics. Shame on you Wolf for be happy for the male deaths in this movie. Swap the genders in any situation and if that now looks bad then that was not equality.

The documentary contains a lot of unnecessary personal points of view; some of them fascinating and one of them utterly stupid and offensive. Points that are as valid as your friends' or the next person.

On the positive side, it contains very interesting interviews with the people who actually worked in the film and shows a lot of fascinating imagery that makes it worth watching.


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