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Memory: The Origins of Alien ()


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An in-depth voyage into the sci-fi film "Alien" with the visionary filmmakers who created it. See how one of the most terrifying movies of all time came to life 40 years ago, inspired by ancient mythology and our universal fears.

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Bijan Aalam ...
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Tim Boxell ...
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Greek-speaking Furie
Henry Jenkins ...
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William Linn ...
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Adam Egypt Mortimer ...
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Carmen Scheifele-Giger ...
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Ronald Shusett ...
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Directed by

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Alexandre O. Philippe

Written by

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Alexandre O. Philippe ... ()

Produced by

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Leslie Barany ... executive producer
Chad Herschberger ... co-producer
Robert Long ... producer
Annick Mahnert ... co-producer
Robert Muratore ... co-producer
Diane O'Bannon ... executive producer
Kerry Deignan Roy ... producer
Carmen Scheifele-Giger ... executive producer

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Jon Hegel

Cinematography by

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Robert Muratore

Film Editing by

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Chad Herschberger

Editorial Department

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Patrick Huber ... assistant editor
Dave Krahling ... colorist

Production Management

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Giacomo R. Bartocci ... production manager: Italy
Cathy Trekloff ... post-production manager

Sound Department

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Phillip Lloyd Hegel ... Sound Designer

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James Durée ... Lead Compositor

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Joseph Areddy ... Additional cinematography
Daniele Carbonaro ... key grip: Italy
Gabrio Contino ... gaffer: Italy
Matthias Popp ... first assistant camera in the interview part filmed in Spain

Animation Department

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Greg Herburger ... assistant animator
Chad Herschberger ... animator

Location Management

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Giacomo R. Bartocci ... location manager: Italy

Transportation Department

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Maurizio Barbetti ... van driver: Italy

Thanks

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Federica Ciucciomini ... thanks: Italy
Pablo Guisa Koestinger ... extra special thanks
Nathan Alan Thomas ... supporter
Emanuela Ughi ... thanks: Italy

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Before Alien, there was Starbeast. Before Starbeast, there was... Memory. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Memory: Les origines d'Alien (France)
  • Память: Истоки Чужого (Russia)
  • Memorias: el origen de Alien (Mexico)
  • Wspomnienia: Geneza 'Obcego' (Poland)
  • Sanningen om Alien-filmerna (Sweden)
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  • 95 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Features The Thing from Another World (1951). See more »

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