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Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

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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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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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What a missed Opportunity
2 September 2019 | by HuudSee all my reviews

Well, the only GOOD news is, hopefully one day someone will take the helm and do a truly comprehensive documentary about "Alien". This is NOT it. "Alien" certainly deserves it. While this documentary may include some existential and interesting contributions not before stated it certainly lacks in giving credit where credit is due. Alien is an artistic endeavor and unfortunately leaves out a whole lot of artists involved. Where was Ron Cobb (set design) and Mobius (costume, and ship design). Oh, no. Those were all RIDLEY's ideas (according to the documentary). And what about POST PRODUCTION? Ben Burtt is mentioned ONCE and NO mention at all about music and this is what really amazed me, NO MENTION about editorial. If you are a true "Alien" fan then you will have heard MOST of what is in this already. Give it a pass and hope for somebody later to pick up and carry the torch.


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