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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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References Jodorowsky's Dune (2013) See more »

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I want to go back to the old freezerinos after seeing this documentary
4 September 2019 | by Last ManSee all my reviews

Imagine the horror of a feminist dissection of the movie in which one of the speakers condescendingly infers that the creators of the movie were actually making a subconscious statement about oppressive patriarchal society without even knowing!

Imagine the audacity it takes to say that artist like Scott, O'Bannon and Giger were actually unaware of their own creative process and subconsciously succumbed to their male guilt.

The decision that this angle is relevant to this movie was wrong and it made the documentary naive, shallow and obtuse. No wonder Ridley Scott wanted nothing to do with it.

Shame really, I liked the bit about Francis Bacon.


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