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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 Alien (1979) See more »

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First have decent, Second nonsense
1 September 2019 | by erwanxSee all my reviews

The first half of the documentary reveals some of the inspirations for Alien and interesting facts about how the team came together to create this classic.

However, the scripts spirals in the second half, giving too much room to people who were never involved with the production to interpret the meaning of every element based on wild speculations.

It feels out of place, unauthentic and misguided. Worse yet, most of it comes through the lens of social justice warrior mentality and the myths of patriarchy, female oppression and such nonsense.

You came in to learn more about the Alien universe, you come with a perverted reprimand on how men should behave in society.


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